School Details

St. Philip Neri Elementary School

6401 S Orchard Rd, Linthicum, MD 21090
(410) 859-1212

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 350 students 16 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

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About this school

St. Philip Neri Elementary School is a private middle school. The principal of St. Philip Neri Elementary School is Mrs. Catherine Daley, Principal, whose e-mail is 350 students go to St. Philip Neri Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at St. Philip Neri Elementary School is 16:1. Lindale Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% %
Multiracial 6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 5% %
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Hispanic 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    St. Philip Neri School in Linthicum Maryland is a wonderful school. I have two sons who attend. They are in the fourth and second grades. The school provides a quality education. Religion is taught as a separate subject and elements of the Catholic faith are included throughout the day. For example physical education classes are concluded with a prayer. The students attend mass the first Friday of every month. Parents are welcome to attend. In addition the faculty and staff are excellent. The teachers care about the students and go the extra mile to provide extracurricular activities such as the Technology Club and School Play. The faculty is very welcoming greeting each student by name when they arrive in the morning. Parents are kept up-to-date about school events and information through a Thursday communication folder email and Facebook.

  • (8 months ago)

    St. Philip Neri is happy to announce that its 8th grade class per usual gained acceptance into the students' first choice high schools in the area. This is surely a testament to its small class sizes and superb teaching!

  • (8 months ago)

    Great school my son loves everything about it. Nice size classes. Best decision I've ever made.

  • (8 months ago)

    St. Philip Neri is a great school with small sized classes which helps provide the best learning environment for the students. The teachers really care and so does the administration. It feels like an extended family there.

  • (10 months ago)

    Did not prepare me for high school at all. They worry more about the correct socks then they do about the bullying. This school is a joke!

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Philip Neri School is a great school. I love the classroom sizes and the teachers really seem to care. My son started there in the 3rd grade.

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Philip Neri School has been a part of our family for the past 14 years. Besides the wonderful education received what I feel that is most important is installing the Christian beliefs within each student. My sons who received the education and the moral standards taught at the school have become young adults whose beliefs and values have taught them the difference between right and wrong. They are now in college and succeeding in life. The curriculum set by the school and the faculty strive to produce the best students who are motivated to learn while displaying Christian beliefs. --Submitted by a Teacher

  • (1 year ago)

    We have four children enrolled at SPN - from Pre K to middle school. All of the children have been attending since they were in Pre K or Kindergarten. We absolutely love this school. They are learning and growing everyday with teachers and administrators who understand that all children are different and encourage growth in all aspects. From the scouts program to sports to band - the atmosphere is very family friendly and welcoming. One of me children has special needs and all of his teachers truly have gone above and beyond to make sure he has the most enriching experience possible.

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Philip Neri is the best school I have ever worked at. I have never met another group of people who give all they can to help children succeed to their highest ability. We truly are a big family that welcomes everyone!

  • (1 year ago)

    My family has been involved with St. Philip Neri School for 25 years we sent all 5 of our children here and I currently work here as well. This school has been home to us for many reasons one being the Christian based teachings as well as the classroom structure. The lessons in morality have carried through into their adult lives and made it worth any sacrifices we may have made to give them a faith based education. I highly recommend this school to any family looking to build a great foundation.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is awesome. I love its quiet secluded and secure environment on a large campus. The teachers are great especially the middle school science coordinator who comes up with extraordinary experiments for the children to learn scientific concepts like having the children design parachutes for raw eggs to determine wind resistance force. Then they launch them from the second story window. Egg survives you get an "A". My oldest daughter went into engineering because of Ms. Meeks.

  • (1 year ago)

    We came to this school after many disappointing years at a nearby Catholic school. WE were so shocked at how the administration and teachers actually listen to the parents and how every is treated equal and not because you raise a lot of money for the school. The church is so involved with the school and all complaints and concerns are addressed immediately by the staff. I really love the fact that the school is diverse. I would recommend this school to any parents who is looking for a solid Catholic education with exceptional staff and teachers.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have been part of the SPN community for many years. Every school has their issues; SPN is no different. I have never seen a closer school community than SPN. I ve witnessed many teachers go the extra mile to help a struggling student. If your child is average it is a great school. If your child is above average I do not think the academics are challenging. With that in mind I would like to see a stronger academic curriculum (last year the amount of math homework was cut because parents complained that 30 math problems were too many). I wish the school would emphasize writing. The school is getting a science lab and if done correctly will be a great asset. There is a definite bullying problem and sometimes I feel as though the administration doesn t care about chronic misbehavers. Sometimes I think the school is more worried about the right socks than disciplining the child that disrupts class. Bottom line if your child has behavioral issues or is at the top end or the bottom end of the academic spectrum SPN is probably not the best choice. However if you want a good Catholic environment and have the time and ability to supplement academics; SPN is a great choice.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child attended this school for 3 grades. The first year kindergarten was great the 2nd year some issues surfaced the 3rd year was a nightmare. Do not send your child to this school if they have food allergies. The principal will tell you what you want to hear but not back it up at all. The principal put parents who were belligerent and uncooperative about providing safe food for children with food allergies in charge of a classroom with 2 food allergic children. There is a huge problem with bullies not being dealt with at all. The same children bully children in the same classes and the only punishment they get is sent to the office day after day and no escalation of punishment. The idea that this school is advanced academically is not true. The public school we are now at was actually ahead of St. Philip Neri in math. The atmosphere knowledge kindness overall treatment and organization was like night and day between the two schools as well. While there are several great employees and teachers the school overall has become a nightmare. Our experience is not unique. This past school year I know of at least 10 students not returning due to similar experiences.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school rocks! My children attend this school since coming from another local Catholic school in the area. The principal is always seen and the administrators know the children by name. The church parish is so involved with the school. The teachers work with each child and know what levels they may need help on and work with the child and the parents. There is no bullying and not even toleranted by the staff. My children are very outgoing and friendly and love that the children at the school don't judge by the way you look or act. I should have sent my children here a long long time ago! I encourage any prospective parents to come and visit the school. The teachers are highly educated and have a lot of experience working with all types of levels of children.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is now in the 6th grade. I thank God every day for leading my family to this school. My son is receiving a good education and is progressing well. As a former teacher I can attest that the instruction is of a high quality and the teachers are caring and supportive of individual students and their needs. The staff keeps parents aware of student progress. There is a website with homework assignments and parents have access to student grades at all times. Most importantly my son is getting reinforcement on Christian morals that appear to be reinforced in other students' homes as well. Religion is important at our school. I love the fact that it is taught from a perspective of reinforcing good behavior not just religious facts. I think you would have a hard time finding a school with the family atmosphere quality academic education and strong character building foundation in this area. It is well worth the reasonable tuition price.

  • (4 years ago)

    St. Philip Neri from my short observation of the school I am very impressed with the energetic and enthusiastic group of teachers and parents alike that are devoted to making their school succeed. I am pleased to have my grandson attend a praiseworthy school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love everything about this school. It takes you back to the good old days when teachers really took an interest in their pupils and tried to work with their individual needs.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our experience has been a good one so far. We have been able to participate in discusions with staff and commuicate concerns or suggestions without any trouble. My feeling is that some parents have expectations of staff that may not be clear and or are not reasonable in a group setting. No school is perfect for everyone. I think it's important to remember that the staff is on the same team as us parents...we are all looking out for our children. We have to be careful not to present ourselves as 'entitled' just because we pay tuition. It takes a village to rasie a child. GOD leads our village and their is no amount of money that can buy HIS leadership. How about working together with staff and making SPN even better than it already is!! W.W.J.D.??? I think he would send HIS children to SPN!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has attended St. Philip Neri for almost 4 years. Him and I have been pleased with MOST of his experience at St. Philip. The Admin Staff including Mrs. Wise are extremely helpful. They realize my child is under their care and will gladly address any question or concern I might have. I appreicate the strong sense of Faith that is taught to my son on a daily basis. There are some teachers who obviously enjoy teaching which I appreciate. While I would say my overall rating for St. Philip is High I do think some of the home work is a little excessive and the summer homework is way TOO MUCH. There are a couple of teachers whom I think forget they are dealing with Children and lose thier patience too quickly. The good far outweighs the bad and my son will attend St. Philip until he Graduates Definitely.

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