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We are open for in-person learning 5 days/week for the 2021/22 school year!
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About Saint Raymond of Penafort

Where God is Glorified and His People Sanctified! We welcome people from all neighborhoods in our city and also from suburban communities. All are welcome to join us, in any capacity, as we grow together to build the Kingdom of God.


We welcome students of all faiths and from any location.  For admission to Kindergarten, students must be 5 years old by September 1. For Pre-K, students must be 4 years old by September 1.

Older students are encouraged to visit the school for a shadow day, where they can attend classes and activities. Families can tour the school during our open house, or contact Ella Cooper, our Enrollment Manager, at 215-548-1919, to schedule a private tour.

Enrollment is now open for 2021-2022. Find out more!

Financial aid is available to those families that need it.

Welcome to St. Raymond of Penafort Catholic School!


Our Mission

Independence Mission Schools (IMS) provides a transformative Catholic education that develops students intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually and that provides children of all faiths across the city of Philadelphia the opportunity to learn in a college preparatory environment and grow in a culture of love, setting them on the path to a promising future.

St. Raymond of Penafort is proud to be an Independence Mission School. IMS is a network of 14 schools providing a quality, affordable education for 4,000 elementary-age children in Philadelphia.
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