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St. Aloysius Academy is an independent, Catholic academy for boys in kindergarten through eighth grade committed to the charism of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary – love, creative hope and fidelity. St. Aloysius Academy also sponsors the Co-Ed Montessori Pre-School located at the Clockhouse for 2 ½  to 5-year-old girls and boys.

Location

  • 42-acre campus in Bryn Mawr on Philadelphia’s Main Line at 401 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
  • Students come from Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties, representing over 19 school districts

Campus and Facilities

  • Beautiful campus serving as an outdoor classroom for environmental studies
  • Chapel
  • Library
  • Middle school science lab and K-5 science room
  • Spanish room
  • Music Center and Art Center
  • Full-size gymnasium and an additional practice gym
  • Two baseball fields
  • Outdoor basketball and tennis courts
  • Football/lacrosse field and soccer field
  • Three playgrounds

A Catholic Environment

  • Presence of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters
  • Daily religious instruction
  • Catholic social justice teaching curriculum
  • Daily prayer
  • Monthly celebration of Mass
  • Live Nativity and Christmas Reflection
  • May procession and other faith-based events
  • Sacramental preparation for Penance, First Holy Eucharist and Confirmation
  • Weekly visits to the Chapel for private and communal prayer
  • Religious artifacts throughout the school building and on campus

Curriculum

  • Small class sizes allowing for more individual attention
  • Reading specialist and learning coaches
  • Kindergarten through 5th Grade
    • Religion, Reading, Writing and Spelling, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, introduction to Mandarin Chinese/Culture, Technology and Library Science, Music, Art and Physical Education including Karate in K-3 in addition to Physical Education
  • Grades 6th – 8th
    • Religion, English Language Arts, Drama, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Latin, Technology and Library Science, Music, Art and Physical Education
  • STREAM Curriculum in K-8 which is Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Math

Technology

  • Laptops, iPads and personal Chromebooks in 5th – 8th
  • Interactive whiteboards in all classrooms
  • Instructional Technology Lab and Working Technology Lab
  • Podcaster for media education 

Music Program

  • Cadet, Junior and Senior Bands
  • Marching Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Percussion and String Ensembles
  • Piano and Instrument Lessons
  • Band Concerts
  • Piano recitals and the Spring Musical
  • 3rd and 4th  grade Choir and Middle School Choral Group

Athletic Program

  • Member of the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) League
  • Cadet Sports Program – 4th grade for soccer and basketball and 3rd and 4th for flag football
  • Junior Varsity and Varsity – soccer, football, basketball, baseball and lacrosse
  • Tennis and Track team
  • Sports clinics for the primary grade students
  • Summer basketball and Future Stars Camp

After School Clubs

  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Fitness
  • Future Cities
  • Pottery
  • Rocket
  • Science
  • Soccer
  • Yearbook

*Clubs can vary from year to year

Accreditation and Recognition

  • Middle States Association Accreditation
  • National Catholic Education Association Member
  • Nationally recognized School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Bryn Mawr, PA School of the Year
  • Innovation in Education for Promoting Catholic Identity by Today’s Catholic Teacher
  • Don Guanella Award for Service and Commitment to the Boys of Don Guanella
  • National Wildlife Federation designation as a Schoolyard Habitat
  • Feature article in Leadership in Education magazine
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