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About This School

St. Nicholas of Tolentine School is a private middle school in Philadelphia. The principal of St. Nicholas of Tolentine School is Sr Mary Esther Carsele. 374 children attend St. Nicholas of Tolentine School and are mostly Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at St. Nicholas of Tolentine School is 21:1. Southwark School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Italian
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 9%
White, non-Hispanic 59%
Hispanic 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 4%
Asian 21%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 18%
Multiracial 1.0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I'd say for respect/values/discipline/safety at school etc... the school is excellent. But for academic excellence creative programs small class size in my opinion the school is behind several of the higher achieving public schools (at least many of the charters). The current 4th grade class has 34 kids. It's too much for all but the most energetic teacher to handle. The language offering is basically non-existent (technically they have an Italian language teacher but that was only offered sporadically and for minimal instruction time during the course of the year- not enough to really build language skills). Also I get the fact that there's a strong Italian ethnic heritage in South Philadelphia but if we are being honest with ourselves Italian shouldn't be the one foreign language that the school offers (and poorly at that).

  • (4 years ago)

    It is a school dedicated to teaching & caring about the families in the parish. There aren't many schools around anymore that do this & St. Nicholas has always made children & families first!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is like a home away from home for my children. I have one child who graduated two years ago and is in the top five of his class in high school one child who will be graduating from St. Nicks this June and one child in the second grade. St. Nick's has instilled values and respect in my children. I am very grateful to them.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent curriculum caring teachers high standards for students language music computer lab gym & teacher caring administrators

  • (5 years ago)

    i think this school i s wonderful. The staff there take very good care of all the children. They are very clean. I definitely would recommend this daycare to all parents.

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