Award Year: 2016

St. Philip Neri School

3015 Chestnut Street
Lafayette Hill, PA, 19444-2048

(610) 828-3082

Mrs. Elizabeth Cecelia Veneziale, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

School Website


St. Philip Neri School strives to build a faith-filled community that incorporates a challenging academic curriculum meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of students.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 94%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Committed to the students' spiritual, academic, social and physical development.

Committed to the students' spiritual, academic, social and physical development.

Saint Philip Neri School (SPN), located in Lafayette Hill, PA, serves more than 500 pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students. The foundation of SPN is an unwavering commitment to a Christ-centered education and the academic, physical, social and spiritual development of the students entrusted to its care. Our school community focuses intently on Gospel Values, such as honesty, compassion, forgiveness and mercy, which are ever relevant for people of all faiths. With parents, faculty and administration collaborating as co-educators, students actualize their potential, balance respect for self and others, serve their community and assume roles of leadership in a challenging and supportive environment.

Applied technology permeates the entire curriculum, which is focused on religion, math, science, social studies and integrated language arts and enriched by physical education, fine arts and world language. SPN places high value on the arts and physical wellness, with a majority of students participating in these activities after school. SPN recently completed a renovation which features dedicated classrooms for Spanish and enriched math instruction, an updated library/technology center, a science lab, art room and music room.

The true measure of our success are graduates who leave SPN as kind and compassionate citizens of the world. Daily acts of kindness define our culture. Doors are opened. Visitors are greeted. Prayers are led. Peers are respected. Parents are committed and involved. Administration and teachers live by example. SPN is a model of character and integrity in its community, and true testament to the power of a Christ-center education.