Award Year: 2021

Saint Norbert Elementary School

6 Greenlawn Road
Paoli, PA, 19301-1572

(610) 644-1670

Mrs. Mary Kay Hennessy, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

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St. Norbert School provides an educational journey to excellence, by nurturing each child spiritually, academically, physically, and socially in a caring environment that embraces diversity.

Student Demographics
  • White: 88%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 6%
PreK students learn about how everyone is different and special.

PreK students learn about how everyone is different and special.

Saint Norbert School integrates Christian values throughout the curriculum. The students experience Jesus in every aspect of their daily lives: spiritually, academically, physically, and socially. The teachers model the love of God and one another to the children they encounter every day. Opportunities for prayer, celebration of the liturgy, and service to parish and community infuse the school year. Spiritual and academic achievements are valued priorities in an orderly learning environment.

At Saint Norbert School, the teachers realize that each child is unique. Educators differentiate instruction, increasing the potential for each child's success. Teaching for learning occurs when the students are immersed in the topics of study, and learning is related to everyday life. Using various instructional techniques, the teachers individualize the learning process, incorporating available resources and technology where each child uses an iPad or Chromebook to enhance their learning. The school has a Learning Resource Room to better assist the students with academic needs so they can be successful in their learning. A science lab enhances hands-on experience with an emphasis on STREAM.

Students at Saint Norbert School are encouraged to establish meaningful relationships and to interact with others on many levels. The teachers respect and support each other professionally and socially with ideas, encouragement, and friendship. The school fosters a cooperative support network that bridges the home and school environments. Collegiality among the members at all levels of the school community occurs and reinforces the mission.