Tag: Catholic schools

PSP Invests in Transformation of SS John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School

$300,000 grant will fund comprehensive plan to provide new supports for teachers and strategies to help close the academic achievement gap The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) today announced it has awarded a $300,000 grant from its Great School Fund to Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School (Neumann-Goretti) in South Philadelphia. In 2015, …

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Metro: Philly High School fair to be held at Pennsylvania Convention Center

More than 100 schools will be on hand to help students figure our their options.  For about nine years, Philadelphia’s 8,500 8th graders have done all (well, most?) of their homework. Now comes the biggest project yet. Finding a high school. More than 100 public, private, charter and Catholic high schools will be on hand …

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Inquirer: S. Phila. Catholic school to get $1.4 million grant

By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer It’s a grant the pontiff would appreciate: A South Philadelphia Catholic school that serves predominantly poor immigrant students is getting $1.4 million to improve and expand. The gift to Independence Mission Schools – the network that runs St. Thomas Aquinas and 14 other former Archdiocese of Philadelphia parish …

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Our latest grant to a Catholic elementary school

Today we announced a new $1.4 million investment to support the transformation of St. Thomas Aquinas, a Catholic elementary school serving a diverse student body made up mostly of students from immigrant families in South Philadelphia. You can read about this timely news in today’s Inquirer, as Philadelphia readies for the Pope’s visit this weekend. The grant …

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PSP Makes Transformation Grants to Two City High Schools, One Catholic and One District

The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) today announced it has awarded $375,000 in grants from its Great Schools Fund, including incubation grants to support turnaround plans at two Philadelphia high schools. This latest round of grants brings the total investments of the Great Schools Fund to $35.8 million to create better educational opportunities for nearly 16,000 …

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DePaul Catholic shows strong results in first year using blended learning

The story of the DePaul Catholic School once mirrored that of urban Catholic schools nationally. Over the course of fifty years, DePaul, located in Germantown, faced declines in enrollment, faculty, programs, and test scores. In 2001, DePaul Catholic was under-enrolled at 200 students with no enrichment classes and few student supports. The school routinely performed in the 20th and 30th …

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New investments in district, charter and private schools

Yesterday, we announced that our Great Schools Fund is investing $2.6 million to create more than 850 new seats in innovative, high-quality district, charter and Catholic schools. Read more about it in today’s Inquirer and on WHYY. The grants will fuel the startup of a new innovative district high school, the expansion of a high-performing …

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Philadelphia School Partnership to award $2.6 million in grants

The influential Philadelphia School Partnership, organized to raise $100 million for high-performing city schools, Tuesday announced it would award $2.6 million more in grants.

Its largest gift, $2 million over four years, will support Building 21, a Philadelphia School District high school slated to open in September.

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