St. Monica - The Pride of South Philly

Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to St. Monica School’s website, where as you browse, you may learn a little more about what it is that makes St. Monica School the special place that it truly is!

St. Monica School is a Catholic School within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, nestled in a warm and welcoming community in South Philadelphia, one that provides education for students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.  We foster a nurturing environment in which children are accepted and valued for who they are.  Acknowledging parents as the primary educators of their children, we, as the professional educators in the school, seek to form a partnership with them, as together we guide and direct the children to knowledge, love and truth.

Our students are grounded in the Catholic faith in knowledge as well as practice.  Character education is designed to follow strong moral principles, and is intended to generate healthy respect toward others as well as one’s self.  

The academic curriculum is solid, following the Core State Standards and those prescribed by the Office of Catholic Education for the archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Our curriculum consists of: Religion, Math, English Language Arts (Reading, the Writing Process, Grammar, Speaking, Spelling and Handwriting), Science (complete with a state of the art Science Lab), Social Studies, Technology, World Language (Italian), Art, Music, Physical Education and Library.  Our academic program is solid, rigorous

All of our classrooms are equipped with SMARTboards and we are in the process of implementing a new ipad Program.

Our school is fully accredited by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Thank you for your interest in St. Monica School where your children are invited to come and grow with us!


Sister Patricia E. McKee, IHM