Award Year: 2017

Saint Teresa of Calcutta School

256 Swamp Pike
Schwenksville, PA, 19473-1408

(610) 287-2500

Ms. Anita M Dixon, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

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Saint Teresa of Calcutta School will provide faith-filled learners an education in excellence so they may be productive members of a very diverse society.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 94%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 0%
Educating academically, emotionally, and spiritually becoming productive members of society

Educating academically, emotionally, and spiritually becoming productive members of society

Following in the footsteps of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Saint Teresa of Calcutta School was founded as a Roman Catholic kindergarten through eighth grade educational community. Using God-given talents, students are encouraged to succeed intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. The caring and supportive faculty, staff and leadership believe in knowing each child's strengths and challenges. Placing an emphasis on creating a model for academic achievement, we take "heart" in understanding the curriculum, differentiating the instruction, and assessing learned knowledge. A Middle States visiting team recently recognized Saint Teresa of Calcutta School for exceeding standards observed and quality indicators in twelve of sixteen standards studied.

Preparing students with skills necessary to be contributing members of the global community is the mission. The students embrace the use of technology to enhance lesson material with interactive SMARTBoards, Chromebooks and iPads. Currently the 4th-8th graders are Google Classrooms, thanks to a 1 to 1 electronic device initiative. These technology tools assist the students in gaining and sharing information at their own pace and speed, even continuing to learn after the class.

By prioritizing a whole-child approach to learning, students are able to explore other opportunities. We believe offering events for families, sporting, academic clubs, interest clubs and community service help in shaping healthy development.

Proudly, this school will continue to be a strong choice in the community where learning will always be made possible in a loving, safe, and supportive environment, energized by faith and inspired by Mother Teresa to care for the needs of all.