St. Monica School  
The Pride of South Philly

St. Monica School

“The Pride of South Philly”

From the Desk of the Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians,


On behalf of the faculty and staff, I am happy to welcome you to the 2016-17 school year!  We are looking forward to seeing the children’s happy faces on the first day, Wednesday, September 7th
for all grades 1-8 with 11:30 dismissal.


We are excited to share many new programs and improvements made over the summer.  Beginning this year we will open to parents MSP, our student information system used by the entire Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  This system will allow you to see your child’s grades, report cards, and communications online. 


Last year we sent out a survey asking about interest in a hot lunch program.  We are happy to announce we will begin working with the Archdiocesan Nutritional Development Service.  Even better news, we have been granted free lunches for all students beginning September 12th.  Also, a free “Grab and Go” breakfast will be provided to Senior School students beginning the first day of school.  More information will follow with details about this exciting new program.


Lastly, all will be invited to view the renovations in the library at Back to School Night! 


We are looking forward to working together again this year, valuing you, the parents, as the first educators of your children.  As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success this year.  As we prepare for the excitement of the first day of the new year, we ask your support in the following:

  • Attend school daily and on time  (7:55 is the late bell)
  • Use of correct uniform beginning the first day, including correct shoes
  • Proper haircuts, no fad cuts, lines, coloring, or highlights for boys or girls
  • Completed summer assignments
  • Back pack and school supplies ready


The school handbook can be found on the school webpage at for any questions or clarifications.  Also, feel free to call the school, our summer hours remain T-TH, 9-1PM.


If is my privilege to begin year two at SMS and to be a part of this community where parents, teachers, staff, and students care for each other and strive to build the family of God through prayer, love, and service to the poor and needy.  I truly believe a faith-filled education is the best gift you can give your children.  Thank you for choosing St. Monica School, we are the “Pride of South Philly.”


God bless you and your families