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

Tuition assistance applications can be completed online beginning November 1st. In addition to the completed application, families must also provide their 2017 Federal Tax Return on or before March 31, 2018. Please click on the following link for school codes.

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

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.

Back to School Schedule

We hope you're enjoying the summer break, but "Back to School" is right around the corner! Please call Maria Gilbert at 215-632-0320 if you have any questions. 

September 5


September 6


September 7


September 10



September 11



September 12

Opening day for Grades 2-8; 12:30 PM dismissal; NO CARES


Grades 1-8; 12:30 PM dismissal; NO CARES


Grades 1-8; 12:30 PM dismissal; NO CARES


1st day for Pre-K 3 and Kindergarten; 11:15 AM dismissal for

Pre-K 3 and Kindergarten only; CARES for grades 1-5


1st day for Pre-K 4; 11:15 AM dismissal for Pre-K 4 only;

No school for Pre-K 3; CARES for grades K-5


Normal schedule for ALL grades; CARES for grades Pre-K 

through 5

School Tours by Appointment
All are welcome! Come check us out!