First Day of School

The first day of school for St. Philip’s School and Community Center was August 17th. Our faculty and staff were thrilled to see so many new and familiar faces back on campus. This year we are happy to announce we have welcomed 67 new students and 14 new teachers! We are looking forward to being Better Together as we embark on a new school year! 

7th Grade is Here!

St. Philip’s inaugural class of twelve seventh graders and their families celebrated the first week of school at Top Golf with special guest Roland Parish. This year’s 7th-grade class will be focusing on entrepreneurship. Mr. Parish delivered a special message filled with excitement as our middle school program begins to flourish. We are so happy Mr. Parish who is a notable example of an entrepreneur who values giving back to his community was able to help us kick off this new chapter at St. Philip’s!  


North Texas Giving Day, Thursday, September 22, 2022

We’re ALL IN, to build a stronger, better tomorrow for our students and our community. Join us hand in hand as we kick off our fundraising season on North Texas Giving Day, Thursday, September 22, 2022. Your support makes a difference. Early giving is open now through September 22nd. We hope you will consider making your donation today. We’re stronger and better together!


Click here to donate online via the North Texas Giving Day site

Click here to make a donation on St. Philip’s website. Select North Texas Giving Day in the drop-down box.

Parent University Save The Date

Save the Date for Parent University 2022. On Tuesday, October 4 at 5:45 p.m. join us in person for a fun-filled and informative evening. This year our event will take place in person. We are excited to welcome parents, educators, caregivers, children’s ministry workers and community organizations. The event is free and open to the general public. 

We are seeking educational and family related vendors. Please contact Ramona Bailey for vendor application information and stay tuned for registration to open soon. 

Forest District Fall Community Clean Up Save The Date

We are Seeking Volunteers for our Fall Neighborhood Community Clean-up that will take place On Saturday, October 15th. All are welcome to join us in this volunteer effort 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch will be served! Stay tuned for a forthcoming volunteer sign-up link.  


Commissioning of Hands Ceremony 

Back to School Bash

Remembering Mr. Gonzalo Say

St. Philip’s School and Community Center remembered its beloved former Operations Manager, Gonzalo Say, on August 15th which marks the one-year anniversary of his unexpected passing. We are filled with gratitude for his presence in our lives and his tremendously dedicated service. We extend our continued sympathies to his beautiful family that continues to play an integral role in the life of the St. Philip’s ministry and community.

Check Out the Latest Issue of The 1600

The summer edition of The 1600 Magazine is here!

Read about the addition of 7th grade, the impact of our We Believe campaign, Destiny Award Luncheon recap, and much more!

1600 In Action
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Dr. Flowers' Words of Wisdom
Read Dr. Flowers’ latest blog entry. Enjoy this inspirational and thought-provoking message informed by Dr. Flowers’ faith, ministry in education, and work in community development. 


We are delighted to share that Tia Flowers, class of 2005 completed the Physician Assistant Program at Morehouse School of Medicine. PA-S Tia Flowers is the daughter of Dr. Terry J. Flowers, the Perot Family Headmaster. We are so proud to add her to the extensive list of St. Philip’s alumni medical professionals

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. 


Please join us in kicking off the first Saints football games of the season Saturday, September 10th at our football field across from the school at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The first game will begin at 9:00 a.m. Our cheerleaders will also be there to support our teams to victory. Be on the lookout for the schedule for the remainder of the season to support our Saints! 

WE NEED YOU! Volunteers Make the World Go Round
Ready to make a difference? 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

We still need your help Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry has volunteer slots available on Mondays and Wednesdays 7:45 am-11:45 am, Tuesdays 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-4:45 pm, and Thursdays 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

Sign up to Volunteer
Volunteers continue to pick up surplus meals daily from Snap Kitchen at Mockingbird/Skillman. These meals are distributed through Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry, and through other nearby partners when our pantry is closed. Please send an email if you are interested in helping with this effort as a substitute driver. Pick-ups are in the mornings.
Gwen’s Garden
We would love YOUR help in Gwen's Garden! We need volunteers to assist with our community garden on the first Saturday of the month. The task of keeping the garden in constant motion requires several hours of labor. In addition to planting and harvesting, the garden must be routinely maintained, and that is where you can help. Volunteers are needed to weed, plant, harvest, and perform any other duties which lend themselves to the upkeep and general beautification of the garden. 

Big Thanks to Frost Bank

On Saturday, August 13th, Frost Bank presented A Home Improvement Expo to our Forest District neighbors and friends. Special guests included Council Member Adam Bazaldua, City Council District 7, Daniel Araiza, Dallas County Health and Human Services Program Manager, Pilar Johnson, Frost Bank, Stephanie Champion, Builders of Hope, and Rochelle Henderson, City of Dallas Housing Program Coordinator. Each presented useful information on topics that included homestead exemptions, fire safety, home improvement city programs and how to choose a contractor. 

DVPA Legal Clinic

The Dallas Volunteer Attorneys Program (DVAP) will restart providing free legal counsel to members of our community. Neighbors will receive free legal advice in person by attending the school's campus in person. The next clinic will be held on September 20, 2022. For more information click here.

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.


Invite your Friends and Family to our Open House   

St. Philip’s School and Community Center is your destination for future leaders! Join us for our admissions Virtual Open House on October 13th at 6 pm. We will discuss everything you need to know about our new 8th grade program, curriculum, and our admissions process for the 2023-2024 school year. Learn about our unparalleled education, develop Christ-Centered, Intellectually Driven, and Culturally aware students. Register here.

Review Our School

Tell the world what you think about St. Philip’s School and Community Center. Leave us a review on Niche. Niche is a tool used to make choosing the perfect school for your family easier. Due to our parents' and supporters’ positive reviews, our school has received an A+ overall ranking on Niche. These reviews will be seen by prospective families searching for an educational home for their students. View our profile on Niche and scroll to the bottom of the page to leave your review.


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.

Purchase Your Table Today! Bingo, BBQ, & the Blues

Bingo, BBQ, & the Blues is returning on Wednesday, October 26. Last year’s event was a blast, and we hope to have even more fun this year! This year's special guests include Honorary Chair: Mayor Eric Johnson, Emcee: Chris Arnold, Dallas Mavs game night Emcee, and DJ LC.  Click here to purchase tables and sponsorships today.

Join Us!
If you have been an annual member in the past, it’s time to renew your membership or if you would like to join us (memberships begin at $50) 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.
How You Can Help
For those who have asked what you can do to support St. Philip’s – PRAY and DONATE. Our needs and that of those we serve continue and grow daily. You can make an online charitable donation here to support our families.
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