Our Mission

The DePaul Catholic School is an innovative urban elementary school dedicated to carrying out the legacy of St. Vincent de Paul by empowering students to become life-long learners, leaders, and servants who build the Kingdom of God.

We are one of 15 schools in the Independence Mission Schools (IMS) network. This unique network of former parish elementary schools serves nearly 5,000 low income Philadelphia children of all faiths. Our network combines the best of Catholic education with innovative teaching strategies designed to provide high-quality education to underserved students with unique learning needs.

Our Values

Faith: We believe in God.

Honor: We do the right thing.

Initiative: We get things started.

Perseverance: We never give up.

Community: We work together.