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At St. Laurentius School, we work to prepare our students to meet the challenges and opportunities of our global society through our STREAM curriculum.

Each day we offer an academically rigorous education in a safe, caring environment designed to meet the needs of each individual student in mind, body and spirit. At SLS, we want our students to fall in love with learning and view their academic coursework as an invitation to a lifelong journey of discovering. 

Most importantly, we root all that we do in the Gospel. Our Catholic faith is the foundation of what we teach in the classroom.

A Catholic Education

As a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, we also adhere to nationally recognized standards of excellence and follow the curriculum guidelines set forth by the Office of Catholic Education which includes: Art, English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Physical Education, Religion, Social Studies, Science, Technology and Music. Information about instruction in each area of study can be found on the Archdiocese’s Website.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Middle-States Accredited School

St. Laurentius School is a Middle-States Accredited School (per the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Accreditation). This accreditation is measured by performance in twelve key areas that make up the Standards for Accreditation.

Our Academics

  • The TerraNova is a series of standardized achievement tests used to assess K-12 student achievement and retention in areas such as Reading, Language and Mathematics. The results are nationally norm-referenced which means that students’ scores reflect achievement in comparison to all students who took the test nationally.
  • At St. Laurentius School, our students consistently exceed the national average in mathematics and reading comprehension on standardized tests, with the majority scoring above proficiency. In the past few years, St. Laurentius School students scored equal to or above other Catholic schools in the city of Philadelphia.
  • Our graduates go on to achieve high levels of success in top-tier schools in the city of Philadelphia – with many earning scholarship opportunities at the high school level.
Students in grades 5 to 8 with advanced Math skills participate in the Connelly Foundation’s Math Matters Program. 

Math Matters brings high quality instruction through state of the art telecommunications equipment, creating a virtual environment that brings enriched math instruction to our students.  Elements of Algebra are incorporated into the curriculum beginning in the 5th grade, so that by the end of the 8th grade basics of Algebra I are mastered.

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Catapult Learning

Reading and Literacy Intervention

Catapult Learning’s reading and literacy intervention programs provide intensive, small-group instruction for students struggling with grade level content and concepts. The program includes a diagnostic and prescriptive approach that creates a personalized learning plan to guide instruction and differentiation.

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CORA Services

Math Support: In collaboration with classroom teachers, CORA (Counseling Or Referral Assistance) Services provides small-group academic support to students with difficulty in math. CORA educators utilize varied instructional strategies and materials to differentiate instruction and provide best practices. CORA teachers work to develop basic skills and align with classroom instruction.

Speech and Language: The primary goal of school-based Speech and Languages Services is to remediate or improve student communication challenges within an educational environment in an effort to support a student’s academic progress and social-functional interaction. Service delivery is tailored to the student’s age and ability and may utilize assistive technologies to promote communication.

School Psychologist: CORA school psychologists work with the parents/guardians, teachers and administrators to create a successful learning environment for each child. The psychologist will assess a student’s specific pattern of abilities and learning styles in order to determine appropriate expectations of a student’s success and lay the groundwork for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or other learning plan. Through professional evaluations and assessments, psychologists help to identify, assess, and remove barriers for children who have social, emotional, and behavioral challenges impeding academic success.

CORA Services

Counseling: CORA’s school counselors support the healthy growth and development of children and adolescents in their homes, schools, and communities. Utilizing a short-term, high-impact service model, counselors work with students experiencing school-related problems or difficulties that are situational or developmental in nature. Additionally, counselors meet with larger groups of students to proactively address topics such as social skills, community building, stress management, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, and internet safety/cyberbullying.

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