73% of CSFP families are either experiencing reduced hours or are no longer working as a result of the COVID-19 crsis. The Emergency Tuition Fund will support CSFP families who are struggling to make their tuition co-payments at this time.

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Scholarship applications for the 2020-21 school year are closed, but we still have lots of great resources for families.

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CSFP provides needs-based, K-8th grade scholarships for children from under-resourced Philadelphia families. Interested in private school for your children?

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Meet the children we serve


Selimar is a fifth grader at St. Matthew who dreams of becoming a Broadway star. She’s involved in her school’s choir and drama club. Selimar Q: What do you like to do for fun? A: What I like to do for fun is sing, dance, act, draw and play with my little brother. Q: What...

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Asil is a first grader at Lotus Academy who loves to read and hopes to be a train engineer when he grows up. Asil Q: What do you like to do for fun? A: Read and play with my Nintendo Wii Q: What is your favorite subject at school? Why? A: Reading, because reading is...

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Meet Lilian, a bright second-grader at St. Martin de Porres School. She reads on a fifth grade level, loves math, and has a whole list of things she wants to be when she grows up. Lilian loves her school, which her mother describes as safe, supportive, and nurturing.  Lilian Q: What do you like to...

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 Meet Christopher, a rising 6th grader at St. Martha Parrish School. Christopher is passionate about performing arts and spends his free time singing, dancing and acting. He is excited to begin his role as a student council representative next year and looks forward to mentoring younger students. His mother, Antoinette, attributes her son’s high academic...

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Meet Antoinette, a rising sixth-grader at Holy Cross School. Antoinette loves gymnastics, her mother, and is her own role model. This spirited young student has dreams of becoming an astronaut and is determined to continue her education at a good high school and university. Antoinette Q: What do you like to do for fun? A:...

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Meet Jayden, a 4th grade student at St. Peter the Apostle. Jayden is passionate about reading and dreams of becoming a veterinarian. His mother, Melinda knows Jayden is receiving a quality education at St. Peter and she loves how the curriculum includes Spanish, music, and religion.  Jayden Q: What do you like to do for...

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Earn a Tax Credit!

With the PA EITC and OSTC programs, you can use your state tax dollars to provide scholarships for under-resourced children.

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