Destiny is Mine! – the St. Philip’s Creed Book 

The St. Philip’s Creed, written by our very own Dr. Terry Flowers, Perot Family Headmaster has been brought to life in an illustrated book for children and youth of all ages!

Written in 1984, the St. Philip’s Creed has inspired hope, faith and invigorated passion in all that have spoken it for many years. Through vibrant illustrations, Destiny is Mine! encourages children to persevere with a message that the sky is the limit if you just put your mind in it.   

We hope you will support our ministry and purchase your copy of “Destiny is Mine!” today! All proceeds benefit tuition assistance and our annual fund. 


Annual Community Thanksgiving Feast 

Join us in volunteering your time and/or donating items to help support our Annual Community Thanksgiving Feast on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. We expect to serve 500 people!

This longstanding tradition started in the early eighties with faculty and staff cooking dishes at home and serving a few immediate neighbors and has now grown to serve hundreds annually.

We hope you will consider signing up to volunteer and/or donating items. Donations can be delivered to the front desk. Turkeys and hams can be dropped off November 8th- 18th at Aunt Bette's Community Pantry. 

Help us be a blessing to our neighbors as we celebrate the gift of life and abundance. There is so much to be thankful for! 

Contact Margertree Holmes at for more information.


Admissions Preview

Have you seen our campus?

The Admissions team invites you to experience our Veterans Day Chapel and stay for an in-person Admissions Preview on November 11, 2022

Join us for a special look into the life of students and a discussion on our curriculum which gives students hands-on learning experiences in the areas of math, science, social studies, technology, foreign language and performing arts.

This is where YOU BELONG!

Register here.  

The 7th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

Save the date for the Daddy Daughter dance on November 18, 2022. It’ll be a special night with a tribute to the men who have chosen fatherhood and proudly present their daughters to the world with love, support, and guidance. It’ll also honor the lovely young ladies that carry themselves with grace and confidence. This event is open to the entire community! Purchase tickets here.

Additional Events


Bingo, BBQ and the Blues 

Thanks to all that joined us for our 2nd annual Bingo, BBQ and the Blues event hosted by Friends of St. Philip’s on October 26. Congratulations to all of the prize winners! With your support we raised $180,000 which directly supports stewardship programs for faculty, staff, and Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry.

1600 Luncheon

It was our pleasure to welcome guests to campus on Thursday, October 20 for our first 1600 Luncheon since Covid, introducing them to our mission and sharing the amazing things happening here. Thank you to all that attended! 

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

In the month of October our students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month in several ways, from dancing, to eating and more! Our middle school students took a special trip to the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas. They explored the “Yanga and the AfroMexican Experience” exhibit. This academic excursion highlighted the substantial African cultural influence and black population in Latin American and Spanish-speaking Caribbean countries. It was a fantastic time! 

1600 In Action
Stay connected with St. Philip’s by following us on social media:
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Tag us in your posts and use these hashtags: #StPhilips1600 #YourDestinyIsHere #YouBelong

Alumnus Wesley Banks, Class of 2012, is currently an intern at Catalina Structured Funding, an Annuity Law Firm, while he finishes up his last year of undergrad at Occidental College. He is a double major in Black Studies and politics and minors in history. After graduation, he plans to continue working at the firm before applying for law school.  We are so proud of Wesley and look forward to following his future success as an attorney-in-law!  

If you went to St. Philip’s or participated in Athletics at St. Philip’s School and Community Center, we want to hear from you! We would love to stay in touch and continue to support you in all your future endeavors. Please send updates, graduation announcements and contact information to Breanna Turnley. 


Saints Basketball Skills Camp

Have you registered your students for basketball this year? If so, you’ll get free access to skills camp for students 3-12 years old! It’s not too late to register – visit this website for more information. 

Team registration is now open! Register here.

Are You Ready to Serve With Us?

Become a volunteer coach at St. Philip's!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer coach, please email our Athletics Director, Coach Fletcher.

Aunt Bette's Community Pantry

You can make a difference by volunteering at Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry!

Volunteer slots are available:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 7:45 am-11:45 am
  • Tuesdays 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-4:45 pm
  • Thursdays 9:00 am-12:00 pm. 
Sign up to Volunteer

Each morning, volunteers pick up surplus meals from Snap Kitchen at Mockingbird and Skillman.  These meals are delivered to Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry, or one of our partner agencies, depending on the day.  This service provides pre-portioned, well-balanced meals to our neighbors. Please send an email if you are interested in volunteering regularly on Thursdays or Fridays, or if you want to be on our “sub” list for other days. 

Volunteer Spotlight

North Texas Giving Day Forest District Community Cleanup 

On Saturday, October 15 St. Philip’s hosted a Fall Community Cleanup. Over 50 volunteers gathered for praise and worship music, followed by two and half hours of cleanup work in the neighborhood.  Activities ranged from tree/ivy/brush-trimming, trash pickup, weed-eating and mowing. This work improves the appearance of our neighborhood and impacts the safety and visibility of the campus.  

Following the cleanup, the volunteers enjoyed fellowship and lunch from Two Podners restaurant.  As always, we are so thankful for Gold Auto Recycling for graciously providing dumpsters for the event and the continued support from our friends at St. Andrew UMC, Men of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Masons Golden Rule Lodge # 669, and many others. Finally, we’d like to extend a special shout-out to the 7th grade class of St. Philip’s who served with boundless enthusiasm.   


Lights On Afterschool 

OnThursday, October 20, we celebrated Lights On Afterschool, a national event that calls attention to the importance of afterschool programs. Each class engaged in interactive and hands-on activities led by their teachers. The activities showcased creative experiments like sink or swim, homemade thermometers, and walking water rainbows. The students enjoyed experiments that challenged them to use their creativity and critical thinking skills. 

 At St. Philip’s, engaging and fun academic programming is available after school to SPSCC students and children within our neighboring community. For more information on our After School Enrichment Program visit our website.

Register to become an Aunt Bette’s Client

Residents may register to become a client of Aunt Bette’s Food Pantry by stopping in on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm. Clients will be provided with appointments to shop every 2 weeks. Visitors from any zip code or clients without an appointment are welcome to stop by during hours of operation and receive a limited supply of emergency food. Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry serves residents from the 75210 and 75215 zip codes. Contact 214-753-5600 for more information or to schedule an enrollment appointment.

Home Depot Costume Donation

Thank you to Home Depot for their generous donation of over 70 costumes to our community center. The students enjoyed seeing you dressed as their favorite heroes and sheroes in our hallways. We are so grateful to alum Courtney Jackson for his continuous support of St. Philip's through donations and volunteerism. 

Street Closures

Please note that the southbound I-45 exit ramp to MLK Jr. Blvd and the northbound US 175 to Pennsylvania Ave entrance ramp are permanently closed. For route details and updates visit The Texas Department of Transportation.


New Student Admissions Applications Open

Share the good news of St. Philip’s with your friends and family. Make sure to apply before our priority application deadline on January 13th to save a spot for students PK2-8th grade. For more information on how to apply visit our website

New Family Referral Program

Referring a new family to St. Philip’s can get you rewarded! We started this program as a token of appreciation for our current families, alumni, staff and faculty that refer new families to our school. For more information on incentives and program details visit our website


Friends of St. Philip’s continues to generously support the mission of St. Philip’s through various volunteer opportunities, including the food pantry, athletics, faculty and staff appreciations and tutoring.

Christmas Lunch  

FOSP will be hosting a Christmas lunch for all employees on Wednesday, December 14, 2023. Set-up will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel and lunch will be over by 2:00 p.m. We are hopeful that you are able to volunteer even an hour of your time on the day of the event.   

We are also in need of gift cards, airline miles, hotel weekends, or cash donations as raffle prizes. If you can help or have a donation, please email for more information. 

Join Us!

To learn more about becoming a member or to renew your membership please click here

St. Philip's Merch Store
Our merch store offers a variety of apparel and limited edition 75th anniversary items. Every purchase you make at the St. Philip’s Merchandise Store supports the organization’s operational initiatives.

Experience Feedback Box
We want to hear from you! We now have an anonymous form that can be submitted electronically to offer feedback regarding your experience, suggestions, or compliments.
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