Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be Catholic?

No! You do not have to be Catholic to attend our School. The Catholic faith is central to the academic curriculum at BVM Darby. We provide a complete Catholic education to help develop the Catholic faith in our students and allow them to live a full Catholic life.

BVM Darby admits students of other faiths under the following circumstances:
-The permission of the Pastor is obtained.
Adequate facilities and space are available, without denying the admission of eligible Catholic students.
-The parents/guardians agree in writing to permit their child(ren) to attend Religion classes and Religious functions that are offered as part of the school program.
-The parents/guardians commit themselves in writing to accept and promote the philosophy, goals, objectives, and regulations of our school.
-The parents/guardians agree in writing to assume responsibility for all the financial obligations.

Is there financial aid available?

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Check out the information listed on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia website to see what scholarships and grants are available. More aid is available than you may think!

Is there a preschool program?

Yes, BVM Darby offers a Pre-K program. BVM School’s New Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 year old program is academically driven. Lessons in Religion, Math, Reading, Penmanship, and integrating Science and Social Studies are taught in addition to Early Childhood skills and Special Classes.

Is there an aftercare school program?

BVM Darby Catholic School offers an AM and PM C.A.R.E.S. Program for students in grades PreK – 8 until 6 PM. Call the school office for application/rates.

What extracurricular activities are available?

BVM Darby hosts a talent show. Students are also welcome to join our Bell Choir, Vocal Choir, become an Altar Server and participate in some of our Outreach programs.

What sports are there?

BVM Darby offers the CYO sports of Basketball and Track.

What specials are offered?

At BVM Darby, we offer Art, Music, Computer class and Physical Education.

Are there services available for students who need extra help?

Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) provides services for Reading, Math and Speech, Psychological/Educational Testing, and Counseling. BVM also offers an Instructional Support Team (IST), AM and PM CARES program (before and after care), Tuition Assistance, and Breakfast and Lunch programs.


Blessed Virgin Mary School is committed to providing a holistic education in a Christ-centered environment, dedicated to Catholic identity, academic excellence, and humble service.


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