At St. Philip, we have long understood that children deserve a safe, happy and productive environment to foster their natural desire to learn. Our robust Faith Formation programs are integrated into all aspects of school life, and actively promote and reward everyday Christian behavior on behalf of our student body.
In addition, SPS has adopted the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, (adopted by the Diocese of Pittsburgh), the most researched and best-known bullying prevention program available today. OBPP was developed by Dan Olweus, Ph.D., of Norway, and incorporates over 35 years of research. It is also recognized by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence as one of only 11 Blueprint Model Programs and by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as a Model Program – two of the highest honors a prevention program can attain.
Key highlights of the program include: