St. Francis de Sales School School Home

917 S. 47th Street   Philadelphia, PA  19143     215-387-1749

Sister Mary McNulty, IHM, Principal

Rev. John Hand, Pastor

Development of the full child with the gift  of roots and wings

Confidence in their faith, their studies and themselves

Emotional and physical safety and security

Good parent/teacher communication

Excellence in academics

A foundation for further education

As a Catholic school, religion is a way of life. Christian ideals and values are integrated into every aspect of rigorous and balanced educational process, providing for a positive environment in which to learn.

Special Programs

SFDS has many special programs integrated into the classroom curriculum as well as extra-curricular activities for students.  Our special programs empower students to stretch their minds, unlock their creative potential, and open up a world of possibilities.

Student Life

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My Students Progress “MSP”.  SFDS uses this internet-based application to post student grades and attendance.

Learning Management System. Visit to get the most updated news, announcements, and weekly Communication Envelope items.

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                      “The world is peopled so that 
                                   God may people heaven.”                                  - St. Francis de Sales

SFDS School Calendar


You can visit this site at the beginning of each day and consider how St. Francis de Sales can help you to pursue a practical path to holiness precisely in the state and stage of life in which you find yourself.



Tuition Payments for the 2014-15 School Year began in July.  If you have any questions concerning invoices or payments, please contact SMART TUITION or the School Office.  

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