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A new day for an old school

It’s a new day at St. Malachy School in North Philadelphia. One of the city’s oldest Catholic schools is also one of its 14 new Mission Schools, whose goals are to educate the poor regardless of religion. We arrive at St. Malachy on the first day of school and witness the changes — and the challenges — it faces.

Making it work at the DePaul School


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By Morgan Zalot As Catholic schools throughout Philadelphia close their doors for good, one school in the heart of Germantown has found a way to flourish and last week was named as one of the 13 so-called mission schools in Philadelphia. In 2003, the DePaul Catholic School, known then as St. Martin DePorres, had a problem – enrollment had dwindled to just […]