Award Year: 2015

Saint Agnes Catholic School

211 West Gay Street
West Chester, PA, 19380-2916

(610) 696-1260

Sister Joan Felicia O'Reilly IHM, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

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Our mission develops students spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially in a faith-based environment that inspires integrity, citizenship, leadership and service to others.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 87%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Enthusiasm and energy collaborating in art class.

Enthusiasm and energy collaborating in art class.

When asked what makes St. Agnes School special, people quickly answer, “The community - the people.” St. Agnes School is defined by its community of people who work together to achieve our goals of excellence in education, exceptional character, and faith formation.

Service is the hallmark of St. Agnes Catholic School. Students share their time and talents with the community throughout the year. Our Social Justice Committee has partnered with Pantene Beautiful Lengths, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, as well as the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation.

Academics – Founded in the IHM tradition in 1873, St. Agnes Catholic School has provided generations of academic excellence in Catholic Education. Our dedicated faculty challenges our students to reach their full potential. The core curriculum of instruction and special programs challenges our students to become 21st century learners and lays the foundation for students to have exceptional character and reach their maximum potential, spiritually and academically.

Spirituality – Beyond academics, St. Agnes School offers opportunities for students to grow spiritually, socially, and emotionally. Faith is the common bond that provides values to guide our students throughout their lives. Our Instruments of Peace Program engages, empowers, and transforms students in healthy ways, supporting diversity, awareness, and understanding. Our Prayer Partner Program pairs upper grade with lower grade students each school year to provide service and enrichment activities in order to strengthen relationships and exemplify the shared responsibility to others. The active Catholic Youth Organization engages our families in spiritual, social, service, and athletic programs.