Academic Support and Enrichment
Reading Is Fundamental or RIF Program
In grades two through five, the students receive free books and participate in special activities designed to encourage them to discover Reading as a great leisure activity. The RIF program,or READING IS FUNDAMENTAL, is a national program which provides matching funds to purchase books and hold contest and events which encourage the students to read for fun! Books are usually distributed two times a year.
Pizza Hut Book-It
Students in grades K - 6 receive rewards from Pizza Hut or meeting personal and class reading goals.
Students in grades three through eight may enroll, if they qualify, in a Thinking Caps program, for enrichment. Higher level thinking skills with emphasis on creativity, fluency, and flexibility in the thought process are emphasized using games, puzzles, internet sites. Thinking Caps students attend activities for advanced students at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit.We also participate in the C- Mites program for advanced students through Carnegie-Mellon University and we are a C-Mites Testing Center. In addition, we recommend students for the Johns Hopkins Talent Search.
Canevin Math and Science Acceleration
Our high achieving eighth grade students attend Physical Science and Algebra 1 classes at Bishop Canevin High School.Students go directly to Bishop Canevin High School for the first two periods in the morning and then return to St. Philip for other subjects. Transportation to Bishop Canevin is provided by the school district in which the student resides. Transportation back to St. Philip School is the student's responsibility.
Spanish Instruction Grades K - 8
Computer Instruction weekly Grades K -8
Gym weekly Grades K - 8
Music and Art Classes weekly K -8
Respect Life Program
Class field trips
Shop'N Save Seed Program
Special Events Programs