Meet Amarylis, a 3rd grader from Holmesburg Christian Academy. Amarylis loves travelling, Math class, and spending time with family. When Amarylis is not reading or making art, she dreams of becoming a teacher.


Q: What do you like to do for fun?
A: I love reading and anything that has to do with Art. I also enjoy church time and family time!

Q: What is your favorite thing about your school?
A: My favorite thing about school is everything from start to finish, I really enjoy my school!

Q: What is your favorite subject at school?
A: My favorite subject at school is Math.

Q: Who is your favorite teacher and why?
A: My favorite teacher is Ms. Winter. She is really caring, understanding, patient, and overall a nice teacher who love what does!

Q: Who is your role model and why do you look up to them?
A: My role model is my teacher. I’d love to become a teacher someday because she leads by example!

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A:  A teacher!

Q: What is your favorite activity in the summer? What do you want to do this summer?
A: My favorite summer activity is playing with my cousins and family. I’d like to spend more time with my family and go to new places!

Annete (Amarylis’s Mother)

Q: What are your hopes for your child(ren)?
A: That they may become and achieve all that they desire while continuing their quality education in a school and Christian environment that has teachers that are truly passionate about their career. I also want them to take all of their achievements and learn to apply them in positive ways that can make a difference.

Q: Why do you think it is important for your child(ren) to attend a tuition-based school in Philadelphia? Are there any improvements you have seen since choosing a tuition-based school?
A: I think its important because I feel the classroom sizes are just right, the teachers seem to be more passionate about their career, there’s more attention to detail, and the quality of education is great! Making this decision was the best I could do as both their individual behavior and education overall has been great!!!

Q: How does your CSFP scholarship affect your family?
A: It takes the load off of worrying about how can we afford to keep them in a good school with having a good quality education in a safe environment.

Q: How did you feel when you were notified that you won the CSFP lottery? What was your reaction?
A: Blessed. Simply blessed! I was over joyed by the fact that they have been blessed by the opportunity to continue to succeed in education through a tuition based school that offers and maintains a great educational experience preparing them for not just the future but for their everyday endeavors!

Q: What would you tell others about CSFP?
A: Its a great opportunity and a blessing to be able to have CSFP help your child/ren succeed in education through a scholarship toward a tuition based school of your choice! So if you are interested, they are super helpful in making that happen, go for it, it’s worth the try!