At St. Raphael, we believe a Christ-centered education best serves the growth of well-rounded, responsible children. Quality teachers, well versed in the Pennsylvania State Standards and Diocesan Guidelines, are the core of our students' learning experience. Parents and teachers partner to promote an intellectual journey that encourages depth of comprehension, courage in experimentation, and confidence in expression.
St Raphael Elementary offers:
an extension of the parish dedicated to educate children in a Christ-centered environment.
academic experiences based on sound Diocesan Curriculum Guidelines.
welcoming to students of any race, creed or ethnic origin.
provision for the individual needs of the child (i.e.) Title 1 Reading Support, Speech, Advanced Math (7th & 8th)
school memberships including South Western PA Speech League (Forensics), PA Junior Academy of Science, English Festival (7th & 8th
a typical class size of 15
band instruction for Grades 4 through 8.
state certified teachers and three Diocesan Golden Apple Award winners thus far.
Basketball at various grade levels.
After School Enrichment Program from dismissal until 6:00p.m.
We are proud because:
students here have been awarded the Carson Scholars Award ($1,000 towards college) for each of the past four years.
Students surpass the national norms on the annual Terra Nova Achievement Tests.
Our graduates leave St Raphael well prepared for the challenges of high school and beyond.
For more information or to schedule a tour, contact the school office: 412 661 0288.