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School Practices

Audio: Financial Literacy Programs at Saint Andrew Catholic School

Mr. Robert Sikora Saint Andrew Catholic School PA

At Saint Andrew Catholic School, parents, teachers and community partners come together to offer students several ways to start thinking about their economic futures. The school hosts an on-campus bank, invites parents in to teach financial and career planning classes, and teachers run a stock market club to introduce students to investing. Principal Robert Sikora explains that “the goal is to teach the value of a dollar and to learn to save.” More than that, though, the programs offer a chance for the whole school community to contribute to students’ futures. “As a principal,” Sikora says, “[people tell you], ‘this is awesome…how did you create this?’ And a lot of it I didn’t create. It was our community that created it together.”

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Read Saint Andrew Catholic School’s 2021 National Blue Ribbon School application.

School Information

Saint Andrew Catholic School

Mr. Robert Sikora

Principal at time of Nomination

51 Wrights Road
Newtown, PA 18940-1334
(215) 968-2685
Student Demographics 2021
Number of students PreK-8635
Students eligible for subsidized meals1%
Students receiving special ed services3%
African American students2%
White students90%
Hispanic or Latino students4%
2 or More Races1%
Student mobility rate1%

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