Empowering Children To Reach Their God-Given Potential

We are now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year!  APPLY TODAY or give us a call!

New Families are invited to visit us during Walk-In Wednesday on March 6th. Learn More.

Our Mother of Sorrows/St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic School in West Philadelphia nurtures the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth of students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Families of all faiths choose OMSSI for a

high-quality, faith-based education

in a safe and loving environment.

As one of the 14 Independence Mission Schools,

we teach values and morals

as part of an academically rigorous curriculum.

Our private school is affordable because

every family receives financial aid

that reduces the cost of tuition.


Philadelphia Flyers Visit OMSSI

The students at Our Mother of Sorrows/St. Ignatius Catholic School were in for a treat when the Philadelphia Flyers brought their Flyers Recess program to our school! From playing ball hockey to getting their groove on with Gritty it was an event they will never...

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St Jude Scholarship flyer OMSSI
OMSSI exterior of school


Come to our Financial Aid Night on March 5th!

Our school's financial aid night scheduled to be held on Tuesday, March 5th from 1:30-5:00 pm. You are also welcome to attend any of the other regional financial aid nights hosted by other IMS schools. See flyer below for dates and locations. Bring your 2023 Federal...

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The Future is Bright

Where OMSSI 8th Graders Went to High School in 2023

Archdiocesan Catholic

Independent Catholic

PHL/DE - Charter

Our Mother of Sorrows/St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic School

617 N 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Our Mother of Sorrows/St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic School