Senior School: 2500 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145 Junior School: 1720 W. Ritner Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Senior School: (215) 467-5338 - Junior Scool: (215) 334-3777 - ELC: (215) 334-6001

"The Pride of South Philly"

November & December Events

Special Events!

  • Monday, November 13th, Thanksgiving Food Drive Begins

  • Friday, November 17th, Snowman Lantern Paint Night

  • Tuesday, November 21st, Thanksgiving Holiday begins at close of school. Parent Conferences 3PM - 7:30 pm

  • Wednesday, November 22nd, Parent Conferences

  • Monday, November 27th, Faculty Retreat - No school for students

  • Tuesday, November 28th, Classes Resume

  • Friday, December 1st, First Friday Mass

  • Sunday, December 3rd, Family Mass Grades K and 1 10 AM

  • Monday, December 4th, Second Trimester Begins

  • Friday, December 8th, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Holy Day of Obligation, No School

  • Monday, December 11th, Report Cards
  • Wednesday, December 13th, Christmas Concert 7 PM

  • Thursday, December 14th, Eighth Grade Christmas Pageant

  • Thursday, December 21st, Christmas Holiday Begins, 11:30 AM dismissal

About Us

St. Monica School

Located in the heart of South Philadelphia, St. Monica School provides a faith-based education, while integrating technology into student instruction. Critical thinking skills, creativity, and enthusiasm for learning are fostered in all students. A variety of teaching methods and strategies engage students to achieve their highest potential and compete in the global marketplace. 

Educating students from early childhood until high school!

St. Monica School offers educational opportunities for students in preschool-prekindergarten (ages 3-5), and kindergarten through eighth grade and after school programs.  

All students in kindergarten through eighth grade are eligible for free breakfast and lunch. 

Parent Testimonial

Our son has attended the St. Monica School for 9 years, and the experience has been invaluable!  The IHM sisters, priests, faculty and staff have assisted our child in building a strong catholic identity as well as a desire to be a positive part of the community.   The school offers rigorous, dynamic, and engaging instruction utilizing state-of-the-art technology.  Sending my child to St. Monica was one of the best decisions I've made as a parent.  


2017-2018 St. Monica Tentative Calendar Updated 8-10-17 (pdf)


St. Monica School Excellence by Design 6-9-15 (pdf)


Weather Emergency (pdf)


Textbook_Policy_ (pdf)


Environmental_Management (pdf)


Cell Phone and Electronic Device Policy (pdf)


Acceptable Use, Photo Release, and Interview Policies (pdf)


2017-2018 Student Handbook.doc (1) (pdf)




Reverend Joseph Kelley

(215) 334-4170


Sister Mary Regina Matulka, IHM

(215) 467-5338

Vice Principal

Miss Barbara Inforzato

(215) 334-3777

ELC Director

Sister Rosemary Peterson, IHM

(215) 334-6001

Religious Enrichment Director

Deacon Leonard DeMasi

(215) 334-4170

Pastoral Services

Sister Kathleen White, IHM

(215) 334-0286

More About Us

St. Monica Roman Catholic Church

Saint Monica Parish

2422 South 17th Street

Philadelphia, PA  19145

(215) 334-4170

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

222 North 17th Street

Philadelphia, PA  19103

(215) 587-3500

Curriculum Standards

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has  partnered with the International Center for Leadership in Education to create a curriculum that is rooted in scholastic tradition and relevant for today’s world.

Read more: 

Tuition Assistance

Each school in the Archdiocese sets its own tuition, but the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has put together a comprehensive portfolio of need-based and merit-based opportunities available to existing or incoming AOPS students.

Read more: 

Volunteer with Us!

We Always Need Volunteers

Saint Monica School along with the Home and School Association would love you to volunteer 

for upcoming events!

Clearances are required for anyone who volunteers at our school  

(no fingerprints needed if resident of PA for 10 years or more) .  

 Volunteers must also take the Protecting God's Children Session.  There is an upcoming session - 9/30/17  Our Lady of Hope, Philadelphia.  We will schedule one in October at St. Monica School.  

All attendees must register or call 215-587-2466.

For information regarding obtaining clearances, please click on the following link:  

Contact Us!

Email Us!

Visit Us!

We love our community, so feel free to call our senior school office and schedule a tour.  

St. Monica School

Senior School: 2500 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145 Junior School and Early Learning Center: 1720 West Ritner Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145

(215) 467-5338 (215) 334-3777 ELC (215) 334-6001


First Bell:   7:55 AM

Dismissal:  2:55 PM

CARES: 3:00 - 5:45 PM

Tours: By appointment