Award Year: 2019
Cardinal John Foley Regional Catholic School provides students from preschool through eighth grade a strong academic and Catholic faith foundation that challenges students to answer the Gospel call to serve others, supports students in achieving their learning potential, and develops characteristics of respect, responsibility, and leadership.
- Black/African American: 3%
- White: 93%
- Hispanic: 1%
- Asian: 1%
- Two or more races: 2%
Cardinal John Foley Regional Catholic School opened its doors on July 1, 2012 in Havertown, PA as a result of a merger of two neighboring parish schools. The decision was made by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to merge the schools of Annunciation BVM and St. Denis to form a regional school. The closing of two parish schools with rich histories and committed alumni was difficult. Cardinal Foley School was in the unique position of trying to find a way to honor the traditions of both schools, while forging a new school community committed to providing a strong academic program rooted in the doctrine of the Catholic faith. Those vested in the success of Cardinal Foley School recognized that the common bond of the respective parish schools was that the Sisters of Mercy had staffed both for many years. Drawing on this shared history of the mercy charism, the mission for Cardinal Foley School took shape.
As a school community, we begin and end our days by engaging in quiet prayer. This provides our students an opportunity for stillness in a busy world, time to focus on the Holy Spirit living inside each of them, and the importance of prayer in a faith-filled life. The success of Cardinal Foley School is due to the efforts of all stakeholders working collaboratively to create a respectful learning environment that supports the spiritual, academic, and emotional growth of our students.