Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls
1000 West Lycoming Street


United States
Coordinates40°0′48″N 75°8′38″W / 40.01333°N 75.14389°W / 40.01333; -75.14389Coordinates: 40°0′48″N 75°8′38″W / 40.01333°N 75.14389°W / 40.01333; -75.14389
TypePrivate, All-Female
MottoVigilate et Orate
(Watch and Pray)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s)St Therese of Lisieux
PresidentMrs. Jeane McNamara
PrincipalColette Weber
Color(s)Maroon and White   
Team nameSentinels
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
PublicationLiterary Garland
Alumniover 36,000
Director of PhilanthropyAmy Steinmetz Carthy, '87
Director of Institutional AdvancementS. Joan Ames, IHM
Admissions DirectorKia Benjamin
Athletic DirectorTim McCartney

Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls is a Catholic high school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania located within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. It is named after Saint Therese de Lisieux and has one of the most award-winning high school newspapers in the archdiocese, The Theresian.[citation needed]

Little Flower school consists of roughly 700 girls and 7 boys. The boys are a part of Little Flower's ESOL Program (English for Speakers of Other Languages). The school's Alma Mater is sung by the students at a number of different events throughout the school year, including dances, proms, and assemblies.


Notable alumnae

Notable volunteers

Because of his public support of same-sex marriage, Hanes has been removed from his volunteer position effective September 17, 2013.[2]

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-23.
  2. ^ Gambino, Matthew (September 18, 2013). "Official who issued same-sex marriage licenses removed as volunteer at Catholic school". Catholic Philly. Retrieved September 18, 2013.