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. Tawanna Coates

Financial Aid

Tuition assistance applications can be completed online beginning November 1st. In addition to the completed application, families must also provide their 2019 Federal Tax Return on or before March 31, 2020. 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 this time.  Any student arriving after 7:50 AM is considered late. Classes begin promptly after morning prayers.  Dismissal is at 2:35 PM each day, unless otherwise noted on the calendar or in the newsletter.  For safety purposes, Pre-K and Kindergarten classes dismiss at 2:15 PM. Pre-K is available for children who are 3 or 4 years of age before September 1st.

Enroll Now!!!

St. Martha School has a new Principal and we would love to add some new students as well! This year, we’re offering Welcome to Kindergarten Grants of $1,000 to each student enrolled in Kindergarten and $1,500 Transfer Grants to each new student in grades 2-7 transferring from a public or charter school! There is also more financial aid available than ever before, making a private Catholic education more affordable than you think. Call 215-632-0320 or 215-726-2363 to meet Mrs. Coates or take a tour. Make your family part of ours!

Under New Leadership

Big changes are taking place at St. Martha School! While we will certainly miss our former principal, Mrs. Karen Donofry, who served our school for 15 wonderful years, we are happy to welcome Mrs. Tawanna Coates who brings 20 years of teaching experience at several schools, both public and private. In addition, we also have a new pastor, Rev. Jonathan J. Dalin, who replaces Rev. Alexander Masluk, our longtime pastor of 18 years who retired last summer. Change is good and we are looking forward to exciting opportunities with our new leadership!

Meeting Your Needs

A Catholic education is more important now than ever before and it's more affordable than you think. St. Martha Parish School provides a safe, loving, disciplined, faith-based education for your children while checking off all your most essential requirements. There is no need to be Catholic as we welcome students of all faiths! Email us for more information at [email protected]

Experienced and caring faculty and staff

Competitive pricing

Limited class size to promote social distancing

STREAM curriculum

$1,000 tuition grants for EVERY student enrolled in kindergarten 

Bishop's Tuition Transfer Grants of $1,500 for EVERY student who transfers from a public or charter school in grades 2-7 ($1,000 for the first year and $500 for the second year the student is enrolled at SMS)

After school CARES until 6:00 PM

FREE breakfast and lunch through Nutritional Development Services