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About This School

Little Flower Catholic High School is a private high school in Philadelphia. The principal of Little Flower Catholic High School is Sr Kathleen Klarich. 694 students attend Little Flower Catholic High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The ratio of students to teachers at Little Flower Catholic High School is 20:1. Multi-Cultural Academy CS is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Field hockey
    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
Black, non-Hispanic 9%
White, non-Hispanic 67%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5%
Asian 5%
Multiracial 2%
Hispanic 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I'm a graduate of LF and I urge anyone even thinking about sending their daughter here to not buy the hype and avoid this place like the Plague - even their Open Houses. I wish I had a choice in my day to go to another high school because if I had Little Flower wouldn't have been a thought to me. Teachers and administrators play favorites the academics are substandard in every sense of the word the neighborhood has been horrible for years and continues getting worse and the extra-curricular activities aren't much. Most of all this school does not teach anything that students can take with them into the real world. Things are so desperate at this school that they've even taken to form an Alumnae School Band and invite every generation of gradates to every school function (I'm surprised they don't hold an Alumnae Prom at this rate). For whatever reason these people believe they're the only ones around with "school spirit." That can be found anywhere. I learned nothing of value at this school and I see nothing has changed.

  • (11 months ago)

    I am currently a student at Little Flower and we are truly a family. As soon as I steeped into those doors it felt like home . It was my first time in a catholic school coming from public school LF made my transition very smooth and comfortable ! The neighborhood respects the school no incidents have occurred with the school and neighborhood. The environment also gives girls a chance to see different backgrounds and LF is very mixed as on cultural wise which I believe is great !

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a 2012 graduate of Little Flower and I can honestly say that attending Little Flower was a great choice. The teachers are wonderful and always there to help in any way that they can. It's a shame truly that most parents look down on the school because of the location. The school provides Septa buses that drop you off right in front of the school so there's really no need to worry. I always felt safe at that school and they're always practicing drills so if anything God forbid did happen everyone would be prepared. Also I believe that this school is great academically. I was constantly being challenged but it was worth it. I am now attending Temple University in my first semester and am doing extremely well thanks to Little Flower. Although the teachers and academics are amazing I would have to say that the spirit is really the best part of the school. Mostly every girl at the school adores it and really takes pride in it. The girls are also extremely nice and accepting; you won't be able to find that at Ryan or Hubert's. If you're looking for a great catholic high school then you should choose Little Flower. It really is an amazing school. Forever we will be true!

  • (1 year ago)

    I was talked into Little Flower by a neighbor who swore to me there was not a better HS in Philadelphia and that the school is so safe since the girls are bussed right to the front door. As a mother my antenna should have gone up the moment that I went to open house and they talked about 'how safe" the school is. Its code for the school is in the middle of a very bad neighborhood. I don't recall having to be convinced about safety at any other school we toured. We ended up choosing LF for our daughter ayway because of pressure & convincing from others. People who went there really do talk the school up but there is no reason to go into that neighborhood when there are suitable schools in safe neighborhoods all over the city. My daughter was very unhappy there during her freshman year likely because the expectations are so high after you get the talk but they fail to live up to it all once your daughter is enrolled. My daughter left after her Freshman year and now attends St Huberts. She is much happier and we feel she is much safer. She spends hours there before & after school and has made many new friends. The curriculum is better as a previous poster states!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am not overly impressed with LFHS. When I compare the course catalogue of LF to those of other Northeast Phila Archdiocesan schools the school is definitely lacking leaving me to wonder if my daughter will be challenged enough to become a qualifed candidate for a good college . The AP classes are lacking and the technology program is not up to date. They award a lot of scholarship money to entice people to attend the school since it is in a bad neighborhood. The bus service does leave you off at the front door but the students spend 2 hours a day traveling from NE neighborhoods to the school. I feel these 10 hours/week could be spent doing more productive activities not riding a bus. I know some current students and recent graduates and they don't seem to spend as much time enjoying the high school experince like my neighbors who attend Archbishop Ryan St Huberts and FatherJudge. since the school closes so early. They offer good scholarships but I would rather pay more to get more. I was disappointed as I hoped for my daughter to go there but we are looking elsewhere the school is not what it is cracked up to be. So much more is offered at Huberts and Ryan.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a former student of Little Flower. I graduated in 2006. It is true that the neighborhood is not what it used to be when my mother attended and she was worried about me attending there alone. Even with this I could never picture myself at any other place. I had many choices when it came to choosing a high school. I was given the option of any catholic school in the city and Little Flower was furthest from my list because I knew everyone who attended. I wanted a change. Yet I attended many open houses and none of them stayed with me like LF did. I decided to go to their last Open house for the year and it felt like home. I will never forget the years I spent there with people I talk to even to this day. The neighborhood is bad yes but LF takes all precautions to make sure your child is not walking around aimlessly in such a neighborhood. Not to mention The people in the neighborhood aren't that bad. I grew up in another part of the city and would meet friends after school in that neighborhood. Either way please allow your daughters to enjoy the experience of being in such an amazing and loving school with a wonderful community of people to support their girls.

  • (2 years ago)

    I currently attend Little Flower high school and I love it. I thought there was going to be a lot of drama in the school but was surprised when everyone welcomed me with open hands. In Little Flower we are like one big family and we welcome everyone to our school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a current student at Little Flower and i love it. It challenges me just enough and it makes me feel at home. The teachers are great. I truly feel prepared for college considering my previous teachers showed me how to compose an essay properly. This is an amazing school and i highly recommend it.

  • (3 years ago)

    We are almost to the middle of my daughter's freshman year and I am still unsure of my feelings. As a parent we have he right to say where she can go and where she can't go because of the neighborhood. I agree with the other users It is in a bad neighborhood. I feel uneasy about her taking the bus to and from school everyday especially on yesterdays snow day when the tripper buses were not available on the 2 hour delay. My daughter's safety comes first and foremost. I agree they have wonderful teachers however I do feel she is not being academically challenged enough. We are waiting out the year and see what 2nd part of the year will bring. At this moment their is a chance of transferring.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a recent graduate of Little Flower and as I look back on my four years there I could not imagine a better school to have graduated from. Little Flower is it's own little community even more then that it's a family. Never have I felt more safe and comfortable at a school. The adminastration teachers staff and students just make you feel at home as soon as you walk in the door. People always put LF down becasue of the neighborhood that it's in but they couldn't be more wrong and for all those parents who don't send their girls to LF because of that reason it's a shame becasue their girls are really missing out on what would be the best four years of thier lives. I met my best friends at LF my true friends. Going to LF was not only was good academically but it was also good for my overall character as a person I learned how to be myself and not to try and be someone I'm not to impress other people. My four years there helped me academically and with self-confidence issues. To me and i know many others LF is the best school around. Forever We'll Be True!

  • (3 years ago)

    The administration is the absolute best. I'd love to name all the great people but I'd have to list everybody. This is a school filled with spirit and passion. If you're looking for an all girls catholic education for your daughter look no further then LF. It's not the oldest all girls school in Philadelphia but it's the best!

  • (3 years ago)

    My Daughter just started as a Freshman She missed the last bus and ended up having to take public transportation home. Which in that neighborhood scares me to death. The first 2 weeks of school she told me that she made the wrong decision. The "spirit" we saw at Open house just simply was not their. She was also being bullied She wishes she went to another school. Which I will be doing at the end of this semester. For now I will be dropping her off and picking her up everyday just to make sure she is safe.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a parent of two recent graduates of LF and plan to send their younger siblings there when the time comes. The experience we have at the school is nothing short of marvelous. Our two LF grads ranked at the top of their classes and were challenged to work hard in their AP courses. The hard work paid off as both were offered appealing scholarships from a variety of Universities. However it is the day to day life at LF that is the truly amazing quality the school offers. The spirit at the school is extraordinary and the girls really love attending and work hard to succeed. The faculty themselves are knowledgeable in their fields and are energetic in having the girls go that extra mile to surpass expectations. The school itself is beautiful and immaculate. Their traditions are plentiful and the girls themselves are very protective of them. .

  • (3 years ago)

    I highly recommend this school for the parents that want to give their daughter a single sex education. Many reasons why no boy distractions except for the handful of foreign exchange students the teachers care and are highly qualified. Sister Donna(now President of the school) was one of my English teachers and one of the many reasons why I have a BA in English/communications. The school is excellent in preparing the students for college. Excellent in teaching them to be an upholding citizen young lady. Wonderful Guidance dept helped me w/ college apps tours of colleges excellent support system for expecting teenage mothers as well. The school is all about commitment family integrity and lastly a wonderful education.

  • (3 years ago)

    LF is in the middle of the worst neighborhood in Philadelphia. The building has to close at 3 30pm everyday because the neighborhood is so bad in the evening time. They also have no renovations done to the building which make it look as dingy and poor as the students who go there. Where's the technology? Welcome to the 21st century.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent school. My second home

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter is completing her freshman year at Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls in Phialdelphia. I have an advantage in comparing it to other Diocesan High Schools since my oldest daughter graduated from another school in the Diocese. Little Flower (LF) is a school where there is a tremendous amount of school spirit that I think may be unrivaled today considering the overall temperament of today's teenagers. My first exposure to this was at the Catholic League Girls Soccer Championship two years ago. The girls from LF won the game but I cannot remember the score or who they played. All I can remember are the goosebumps I felt when the students present to cheer on the team poured onto the field after the game to surround their victorious classmates and at the tops of their lungs sing their alma mater. Goosebumps.

  • (8 years ago)

    Fabulous school that allows your daughter to develop the skills to be a strong individual and a leader. She will have the support and guidance to do what she wants to do and will not have the distractions of boys. She learns what is important to her and not what is important to others.

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm one of 5 girls all of who went to Little Flower and had great experiences there. When it was time for my daughter to go to High School I was excited to sent her to LF. Little Flower is a great school. The teachers are amazing. (Especially Mr. Kuhl-who sees what a student is capable of and opens their eyes to it as well.) The school is more that a place to go and learn - it is a family. The administration is top-notch and everyone from the principle to the ladies that work in the lunch room seen happy to be there everyday. That really helps to 'set the tone'. Little Flower graduates go on to recieve thousands of dollars in grants and scholarships but more importantly they come out of Little Flower with a solid foundatio & an understanding of the world around them. Orever we'll be true!

  • (10 years ago)

    I was a member of the Little Flower Class of 2003 and I believe that LF is an excellent educational institute. They have a faculty and staff that are willing to go above and beyond the call of duty for the students. LF is equipped to teach students with extraordinary intelligence as well as those students that are struggling. Little Flower also offers an excellent ESOL program for foreign exchange students.

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