Our Lady of Calvary School is a Catholic, parochial, co-educational institution established in 1959 and sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. Our mission is to impart an education with the goal of the Christian development of each student in body, mind, and spirit in an atmosphere of respect and understanding. We commit ourselves to foster in each child’s intellectual curiosity and eagerness toward independent life-long learning. We endeavor to guide our students to attain the fullness of their personalities in relation to God, themselves, and others in the sacred and secular spheres of their lives.


Our Lady of Calvary School provides an educational program that emphasizes academic and moral excellence for the purpose of fulfilling the promise of each student’s God-given spiritual and intellectual gifts in service to others. 


Our Lady of Calvary’s Lesson Goals for Each Student

  1. Self-Worth
  2. Christian Values
  3. Potential
  4. Self-Discipline
  5. Living By The Gospel
  6. Community and Service

Our Lady of Calvary School is a parochial school supported by the parishioners of Our Lady of Calvary Parish. We are part of the school system of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and therefore subject to its directives and guidelines. We are also accountable to our pastor, Father John Babowitch.


The staff of Our Lady of Calvary School has decided upon the following:

  1. To reinforce our community of faith by urging more fidelity to Mass attendance and reception of the sacraments.
  2. To develop an increasing awareness of the charism of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth so that their mission of evangelization be shared.
  3. To provide parenting classes for those parents who struggle with the challenge of raising their children.
  4. To enhance our Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics programs to achieve academic success. 
  5. To strengthen our ILA Program by encouraging the teachers to become knowledgeable about assessment and the best use of portfolios.


Our Lady of Calvary Sacramental Programs

  1. Reconciliation and the Holy Eucharist are received by the Second Grade Class. Confirmation is received by the Sixth Grade Class. Students are expected to be practicing Catholics so as not to take reception of these sacraments lightly.
  2. Parents/Guardians of these students are also expected to be practicing Catholics who understand the seriousness and obligation of Mass each weekend and Holy Days.
  3. Parents/Guardians are required to attend special talks or presentations about each sacrament. They are important because a child’s love and practice of the Faith will depend greatly upon the values in their parents’/guardians’ lives.
  4. Special retreat days are designed each school year for the Faculty, Second, Sixth and Eighth-Graders.
  5. Parents and families are encouraged to attend First Friday and special celebrations of the Mass throughout the school year.

Our Address

11023 Kipling Lane
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19154
Main Phone: (215) 637-1648



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