Meet Nathan, a 6th grader at Saint George School in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. Nathan plays the trumpet, ballroom dances and sings in the school choir. An altar server at Saint Bernard Church in Mayfair, Nathan is involved in the church’s community and is an active member in their youth group. He also likes to play with his friends and help care for his younger brothers and sister.


Q: What do you like to do for fun?
A: I like to play video games, dance, and hang out with my friends.

Q: What, do you think, helps you to succeed in school?
A: Studying and paying attention to what your teacher is teaching you.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your school?
A: The teachers.

Q: What is your favorite subject at school? Why? What do you like most about it?
A: Social studies because it’s fun to learn about the history of the world. I like to learn about all of the wars that happened.

Q: Who is your role model and why do you look up to them?
A: My role models are my parents. I look up to them because I’m their son and love them.

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: I want to be a lawyer.

Jen (Nathan’s Mother)

Q: What are your hopes for your CSFP child(ren)?
A: I hope that my children know that they can achieve anything they dream as long as they work hard and persevere. Nothing in this world comes to you easily, you must work hard, put in the effort and strive to be the best person you can.

Q: Why do you think it is important for your child(ren) to attend a tuition-based school in Philadelphia?
A: We are a Catholic family, so we wanted our sons to attend Catholic school like we did as children. I think that having a private school education gives you many opportunities for your future.

Q: How does your CSFP scholarship affect your family?
A: It allows my sons to attend a school they might not otherwise be able to. It has been such a gift and an amazing opportunity to have the Children’s scholarship for the last 4 years.

Q: What would you tell others about CSFP?
A: Apply for the scholarship early and hopefully you will be chosen. When you are chosen, choose a school that you will love, work hard to make your children successful, give back to your school by volunteering your time and talents. Be grateful for the gift because that is what it is. A gift of education for your family.