Meet Jade, an eighth-grade student in her final year at St. Jerome School. This dedicated student consistently makes honors, and dreams of becoming a neurosurgeon.


Q: What do you like to do for fun?
A: I play with my friends, and go swimming. I also like to play volleyball and horse back riding.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your school?
A: I love the teachers. I received first honors all three semesters last year and I plan on getting first honors again. I love getting 100’s.

Q: What is your favorite subject at school? Why? What do you like most about it?
A: My favorite subject is science class. It is interesting and I like to know facts and share them with people who did not know what I just learned. My uncle is a chemist and my aunt is a biologist and horticulturalist, so I know I want to do something in the science field.

Q: Who is your role model and why do you look up to them?
A: My mom is my favorite person, she is my role model. She works hard at her job, works out and eats healthy.She gives me everything I need and tries hard to make me happy. She takes good care of me and my family.

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: I want to be a neurosurgeon. They make the most money and I want a lot of things in life!

Jessica, (Jade’s Mother)

Q: What are your hopes for your CSFP child(ren)?
A: I hope that my children enjoy learning. I hope the children also strive in a more private environment and realize that they are blessed to have this opportunity.

Q: Why do you think it is important for your child(ren) to attend a tuition-based school in Philadelphia?
A: The public school system in my area, the North East Philadelphia section, is over populated and has not impressed me. It is not an option for my daughter to learn in that environment. Private schools offer a more safer structured facility.

Q: How does your CSFP scholarship affect your family?
A: Having received this scholarship is a true blessing. I am so grateful for the help. I tell my daughter how lucky she is to attend St. Jerome’s and she does her part in making the honor role. She knows that I care about her and she cares in return.

Q: What would you tell others about CSFP?
A: I tell others to apply and give their children the chance to learn in a private school. The tuition may be a great amount to come up with but having the help from CSFP is a tremendous relief.