St. Martha Parish School

Providing excellence in Catholic education since 1967

St. Martha Parish School

11321 Academy Road

Philadelphia, PA  19154


School Office:  215-632-0320

Fax:  215-632-5546

Nurse:  215-637-0221

CARES:  267-205-3278

Scrip Office:  215-632-5821

Rectory:  215-632-3720


Principal:  Mrs. Karen A. Donofry

Financial Aid

The priority deadline for submitting Smart Aid tuition assistance applications is December 31, 2016. In addition to the completed application, families must also provide their 2016 Federal Tax Return on or before March 31, 2017. Please click on the following links for instructions and school codes.

Smart Aid Instructions AOP School Codes

Click here to access the financial aid page of the AOP website.











Great news to share about our partner, Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia! They have earned a perfect 100 score from independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, for their commitment to financial transparency and accountability. CSFP is one of just three education-based nonprofits in the nation to receive this honor. We are proud to partner with CSFP to make quality education affordable for so many families.

Everyone at St. Martha's goes above and beyond for each and every student. This school has so much to offer...
a wonderful education, activities, clubs, 
and the best faculty and staff.

As my children leave St. Martha for high school, I know they are ready because St. Martha's gave them what they need to succeed. I am SMS Proud.  
A small school with a big heart. 

Tracey Drea ~ Former SMS Parent

School Opening Schedule for September 2017

Wednesday, September 6th

Grades 2 - 8:  12:30 PM dismissal


Thursday, September 7th

Grades 1 - 8:  12:30 PM dismissal


Friday, September 8th

Grades 1 - 8:  12:30 PM dismissal


Monday, September 11th

Pre-K3 and Kindergarten:  11:15 AM dismissal

Grades 1 - 8:  3:00 PM dismissal


Tuesday, September 12th

Pre-K4:  11:15 AM dismissal

Kindergarten:  2:45 PM dismissal

Grades 1 - 8:  3:00 PM dismissal


Wednesday, September 13th and Thursday, September 14th

Pre-K3, Pre-K 4, and Kindergarten:  2:45 PM dismissal

Grades 1 - 8:  3:00 PM dismissal


Friday, September 15th

NO SCHOOL - Pastor's Holiday - ENJOY THE CARNIVAL!


Full uniforms are to be worn every day unless otherwise noted.


Pre-K and Kindergarten:  "Meet the Teacher" conferences will be scheduled for the first three days of school, September 6th through 8th. You will be notified by mail of the date and time for your conference.

Uniform Reminders

Please check the handbook concerning uniform requirements.


Boys are to wear navy blue dress pants or shorts with a belt. They may not wear Dickies or any other brand with low pockets on the side. Pants are to be pulled up to the waist. When purchasing sneakers to wear with the shorts, they should be white. Color trim is acceptable.


Gym: SMS shorts are required for September, October, April, May, and June.


Uniforms should be purchased at Flynn O'Hara located at 10905 Dutton Road. To access the Flynn O'Hara website, please click here.


Hair: Students should not have streaks of color, i.e., purple, pink, blue, etc. Boys' hair should not reach their collar or over their ears.

St. Martha Parish School provides excellence in Catholic education in a nurturing and safe environment and offers classes for Grades Pre-K through 8.  Students are expected to arrive by 7:50 AM each day.  Daily prayers and announcements are made at 7:55 AM.  Any student arriving after 8:00 AM is considered late. Classes begin promptly after morning prayers.  Dismissal is at 3:00 PM every Monday through Thursday and 2:30 PM every Friday.  For safety purposes, Pre-K and Kindergarten classes dismiss at 2:45 PM every Monday through Thursday and 2:15 PM every Friday. Pre-K is available for children who are 3 or 4 years of age before September 1st.