Welcome from the Principal
Welcome to Saint Veronica Independence Mission School.
With the help and sacrifice of Irish Immigrants this institution was founded in 1872 as a Roman Catholic Parochial School. Members of the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary were assigned as principal and teachers. On July 1, 2013 it became an Independence Mission School; still Catholic, still a beacon in North Philadelphia nestled in among the neighbors at 6th and Tioga Streets and the IHM sisters are still present, offering a quality education based on the Gospel values of Jesus.
There are 195 students in Kindergarten through eighth grade; nine classroom teachers, plus Technology, Art, Music, Library and Physical Education educators. The students also benefit from the services of Elwyn and the Catapult, Title 1 programs. In addition, there is a local school board that supports our needs and dreams.
We communicate in English and Spanish. We educate with SMARTboards, computers, iPads, and even pencils and books. We learn with hard effort and dedication, we celebrate with fiestas of various natures and we pray together with faith and devotion.
In a democratic process, two class representatives from fourth to eighth grades and five officers from eighth grade are elected to the Student Council.
The after school clubs are: Chess, Drumline, Girls in Motion, ONE Musical, Choir
We also offer extended day which is a tutoring program.
Sixth graders benefit from the G.R.E.A.T. Program: Gang Resistance Education and Training.
Third grade students receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation in February and the Holy Eucharist in May.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is conferred upon the seventh grade students in May.
Every student is eligible for free breakfast and hot lunch. The Smart Partners program offers a healthy snack of fruit of vegetable three times a week.
St. Veronica after school C.A.R.E.S. program is from dismissal to 6:00 PM.
Student, parents/guardians and teachers work together to form a Christian community. If you are ever in the neighborhood, do visit, our light is always shining.