Tag: Independence Mission Schools

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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PSP Invests $1.4 Million to Support Turnaround of South Philadelphia Catholic School

Grant will support the transformation of St. Thomas Aquinas, part of the Independence Mission Schools network PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) today announced it has awarded $1.4 million from its Great Schools Fund to Independence Mission Schools (IMS) to support the transformation of St. Thomas Aquinas, a PreK-8 parish school serving 300 …

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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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PSP Invests $350K to Support Planning for Growth and Turnaround of 3 Philadelphia Schools

Great Schools Fund has granted more than $34 million to Philadelphia schools since 2011 PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) today announced it has awarded an additional $343,600 in incubation grants to three Philadelphia schools to support expansion and turnaround plans so they can provide a high-quality education to more students. The Great …

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Catholic elementary school to use new learning model to increase enrollment and achievement

Grants from Great Schools Fund will create seats for 2,000 more Philadelphia students to attend high-quality schools The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) today announced it will invest $500,000 from its Great Schools Fund to support the expansion and transformation of DePaul Catholic School, a K-8 elementary school currently serving approximately 280 students in the Germantown …

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Great Schools Fund invests in DePaul Catholic School

Today we announced our Great Schools Fund will invest $500,000 in DePaul Catholic School to start a blended-learning program to improve students’ academic performance and help expand the Germantown-based elementary school. Read more about our investment in the innovative school model in today’s Inquirer. DePaul is one of 14 Catholic elementary schools that recently joined …

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