St. Martha Parish School

Providing excellence in Catholic education since 1967

St. Martha Students:
Learning, Serving, and Worshiping Together!


"Faith in our students - Confidence in our future"

St. Martha Parish School provides excellence in Catholic education in a caring and safe environment and offers classes for Grades Pre-K through 8.  Students are expected to arrive at 7:45 AM each day.  Daily prayers and announcements are made at 7:50 AM.  Any student arriving after 7:45 AM is considered late. Classes begin promptly at 8:00 AM and dismissal is at 2:30 PM.  For safety purposes, Pre-K and Kindergarten classes dismiss at 2:15 PM.

For information on tuition, please click on the related sub-page under the "About Us" tab.

Our Mission

St. Martha Parish School is an elementary school whose mission is to teach the message and values of Jesus Christ in an environment where all students feel accepted, fulfilled, and loved.  We are committed to providing an enriching atmosphere which encourages academic success.  We strive to work in partnership with families to foster the Catholic community of school, home, and parish.

Information and Upcoming Events

Monday, March 2nd

All Philadelphia Archdiocesan schools will be opening with a two hour delay due to the ice.  Children in grades K thru 8 should report to school by 9:45.  Pre-K will start at 10:30.

Please drive safely and we'll see you soon!

Father Al Receives Commendation

It was a fantastic way to kick-off Catholic Schools Week!  Father Al was presented with a commendation from Chris Mominey and Sister Edward William Quinn, both of the Office of Catholic Education for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  He received this commendation for his involvement and leadership as pastor of St. Martha Parish School.  Way to go, Father Al!

To read the Northeast Times article, please click here.  To see pictures of Catholic Schools Week events and other school happenings, please click on our "Photo Gallery" tab at the top of this page.

8th Grade Pizza Lunches

The Class of 2015 is hosting Pizza Special Lunches each Friday during Lent.  The next will be held on March 6th.   The cost is $3.00 and includes two slices of plain or white pizza and a drink. Additional slices can be purchased for $1.00 each. You may combine your orders in one envelope if you have more than one child; however, each child needs to have their own order form to pick up their lunch.

All orders should be addressed to the attention of Maria Gilbert - 8th Grade Special Lunch.

Thank you for supporting the Class of 2015!

Wendy's Burgers Special Lunch

Home & School is hosting a Wendy's Burgers Special Lunch on Thursday, March 5th.  The cost is $3.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members and includes two burgers, chips, and a drink. Additional burgers can be purchased for $1.00 each.  You may combine your order in one envelope if you have more than one child; however, each child needs to have their own order form to pick up their lunch.

All orders must be received by Friday, February 27th and should be addressed to the attention of Tracy Brown - Special Lunch.

Thank you for supporting Home & School! 

CYO St. Paddy's Party

CYO is hosting its annual St. Paddy's Party on Saturday, March 14th, from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 Midnight.  Tickets are $25.00 per person which includes a hot and cold buffet catered by Finks and Katie O'Donnell's, beer, and setups. Music will be provided by our very own DJ Jimmy P and there will be a 50/50 drawing and raffle baskets.

For more information, please call Rich and Gwen Salamone at 215-612-9135 or Rick and Nanette Sacidor at 215-637-6364.

Come out for a great time and thanks for supporting St. Martha's CYO!

Lucky Bingo

St. Martha's faculty invites their students to participate in Lucky Bingo during school hours on Tuesday, March 17th.  The cost is $10 and students will play for chances to win gift cards to area retailers.  This price includes a game board for each round and a hot dog lunch.  All proceeds benefit the Suzanne M. Blesi Memorial Scholarship Fund which goes right back to our school families!

Please note that students who do not participate in this event will be given an activity to complete during their grades' designated play times.

In order to make this event a success, we are in need of gift card or cash donations in denominations of $10 or more.  For every family that donates, each of their children will receive two additional game boards for extra chances to win!

If you can volunteer to help with this event, please write a note to Mrs. Volz and send it to school with your child.

Thanks so much for all your help with making this fundraiser a huge success! May the luck of the Irish be with you!

Ticket Picnic and Auction

Save the date for the St. Martha's 4th Annual Ticket Picnic and Auction which will be held on Saturday, March 28th, in the Parish Hall.  Come join us for a fun-filled, prize-winning evening of fun!  Advance tickets are $20 each and tickets at the door will be $25.  Price includes admission, lite picnic fare, drinks, and 10 basket auction tickets.

Some of the prizes this year include $3,000 in tuition credit, a Samsung 10.1 Galaxy Tab 4, theater tickets, golf, a chance to watch July 4th fireworks aboard the tall ship Gazela, a weekend getaway, gift cards to favorite retailers, and much, much more!

Any donations you can make would be greatly appreciated!  Below are some things you can do now to make this parish fundraiser a success:

Consider donating Live, Silent, or Basket Auction items such as themed baskets, show/museum/sporting event tickets, monetary or gift card donations, memorabilia, service related donations, etc.

Take a "slice of watermelon" from the "picnic basket" located in the choir area of church and return the noted item by Sunday, March 22nd.

Donate new or gently used baskets.  All sizes, shapes, and materials can be used.

Spread the word!  Tell your neighbors, family, friends, and coworkers about the auction.  Ask them if they could make a donation or buy a ticket.

Please contact Sue Pavucek or Joanne Trusdell should you have any questions or need additional information:

Sue Pavucek at 215-632-5107 or

Joanne Trusdell at 215-632-2914 or

We look forward to seeing many of you there on March 28th!  It's always a great time and we thank you for supporting one of St. Martha's biggest and most important fundraisers!

SMS Fun Day and Flea Market

Our Annual Fun Day and Flea Market will be held on Wednesday, April 29th. Help us get ready by cleaning out your closets, basements, and garages.  Your donations of gently used books, games, and toys are appreciated! No stuffed animals, please. Receive ten free tickets by putting your child's name on your donation.

Volunteers are always welcome!  Please send a note to Mrs. Kroemer, 5th grade teacher, if you'd like to volunteer.