The DePaul Catholic School is an innovative urban elementary school dedicated to carrying out the legacy of St. Vincent de Paul by empowering students to be life-long learners, leaders, and servants who build the Kingdom of God.
It is my firm belief that the DePaul Catholic School could be a model teaching school for others to experience first hand how a school can become an outstanding school.
-Josephine G. Viviani, Penn Literacy Network
An academy structure helps DePaul Catholic to thrive by advancing our commitment to collaborative planning and individualized instruction in small learning communities. It’s a model that builds a strong academic foundation for every student. That formula is augmented by the passion of DePaul’s teachers and staff. Their dedication to the school mission is contagious, which is why 67 percent of faculty and staff have been recruited by someone already working in the school. And their devotion to service and compassion fosters a strong sense of community and purpose that touches everyone in the school. Just over 50 percent of our faculty has taken part in long-term community service programs like City Year, the Peace Corps, and the Jesuit Volunteer Corp. And with an uncommonly large 41 percent of classroom teachersbeing male, the DePaul Catholic School provides role models unavailable in a neighborhood where families are headed mostly by single females. Come and visit us to learn more about our school!
Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi
At the Franciscan Academy at The De Paul Catholic School we recognize each child as a gift from God. In the spirit of the Catholic faith and of St. Francis of Assisi we seek to immerse students in the gospel values of peace, justice and reconciliation. Through engaging curriculum and faith based education, we are committed to helping each child achieve his/her academic, spiritual and social potential.
Character, Compassion, and Community in the Spirit of St. Louise de Marilliac
The Marillac Academy at The De Paul Catholic School is committed to the vision of St. Louise de Marillac that each child can achieve their highest potential in mind, body, and spirit. The Academy will work to expand the community of educators to include family, parishioners and the local community. The Academy will honor the compassionate vision of St. Louise de Marillac by encouraging and fostering service experiences throughout the year.
Learning, Christian Leadership, and Service in the Spirit of St. Vincent de Paul
The Vincentian Academy at The De Paul Catholic School’s mission is to assist families in the total educational development of their child within the spirit of the Catholic faith and the Vincentian tradition of service. We are committed to helping the students to reach their full potential spiritually, academically, and socially by requiring the students to exhibit their highest level of effort. We are a community modeling Jesus Christ, which calls us to self-discipline, personal responsibility, Christian leadership and the shar ing of each one’s God given gifts.
What We Do The Vincentian Academy seeks academic excellence from all of its students. With an innovative academic structure relying heavily on homework and effort on the individual student, the Vincentian Academy strives to build life-long learners who are giving the instrument to succeed.
Our Schedule – The School day for the Vincentian Academy is as follows: Alternate Mondays have extended day Tuesday-Thursday – 8:15 – 5pm Friday – 8:15 – 3:15