Inquirer: St. Malachy to receive $1 million grant to grow after move

by Martha Woodall, Staff Writer

St. Malachy, a heralded Catholic elementary school in North Philadelphia that was saved from closing five years ago, will receive a $1 million grant from the Philadelphia School Partnership to help it grow and improve its academics.

The grant, which is scheduled to be announced Friday, is the largest the partnership has made to a Catholic school, the partnership said.

“It’s exciting, it’s tremendous,” principal Stephen Janczewski said Thursday.

The grant will be used to help the pre-K-through-eighth-grade school add more prekindergarten through first-grade classes in September, when St. Malachy moves to its new building at the former Harrison Elementary School.