Germantown and West Oak Lane head back to school

    A funding crisis. Promise Academies and broken promises. The Ackerman departure controversey.  It’s been a wild year for Philadelphia schools and while there’s still turmoil in the air tomorrow is the first day for most area schoo.  A day to try and put the last years upheaval aside and get back down to the business of educating kids.

    Here’s a rundown of area schools with information or website links where available.

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    SCHOOLS IN THE GERMANTOWN AREA

    Anna L. Lingelbach School

    Tamara Conaway, principal

    (215) 951-4001

    6430 Wayne Avenue

     

    Eagles Nest Christian School

    501 West King St

    (215) 848-2300

     

    Germantown Friends School

    (215) 951-2300

    31 West Coulter Street

     

    Germantown High School

    Margaret Mullen-Bavwidinsi, principal

    (215) 951-4004

    40 East High Street

     

    Germantown Islamic School

    (215) 848-2615

    4944 Germantown Avenue

     

    Green Street Friends School

    215-438-7545

    5511 Greene Street

     

    Growing Light Day School

    (215) 438-1450

    5223 Belfield Avenue

     

    High Street Christian Academy

    215-848-8170

    222 East High Street

     

    Jay Cooke Elementary SchoolJudy Seibert Burns, principal

    (215) 456-3002

    1300 West Louden Street

     

    John Wister Elementary School

    Donna Smith, principal

    (215) 951-4003

    67 E. Bringhurst St.

     

    PA School for the Deaf

    Valerie Houser, principal

    (215) 951-4700 V/TTY

    100 West School House Lane

     

    Robert Fulton School

    Deborah Lee, principal

    60 E Haines St

    (215) 951-4005

     

    St. Bamabas Episcopal School

    (215)438-9670

    5421 Germantown Avenue

     

    St. James School

    Address:3217 West Clearfield Street

    Laura Hoffman-Dimery, principal

    215-226-1276

    On the first day there will be a school blessing and an official unlocking of the gate. A welcome reception will follow.

    The school offers extended day, extended year and full programming for students.

    A partnership with Urban Blazers (http://www.urbanblazers.org) will focus on science and leadership education through field trips and weekly classes.

     

    WEST OAK LANE AREA SCHOOLS

    HOPE Charter School

    Eric Worley, principal ext 5540

    267-336-2730

    2116 East Haines Street

    Monthly parent meetings called “Partners in HOPE” will be available.

    Back to school night Tuesday Sept. 27 @ 6 p.m.

    HOPE is implementing a “GETTING RESULTS” Continuous School Improvement Plan

     

    Hope Church School

    Dr. Suzette Ajedho, principal

    215-927-6650

    7401 Limekiln Pike

     

     

     

    John L. Kinsey Elementary School

    Dana Ramsey, principal

    215-276-5266

    6501 Limekiln Pike

    This year the school unveils the newly added Drama Club & Poetry Club.  Students are looking forward to doing school plays

    Basketball has been added  to the sports  offerings and the school is hoping to add baseball in the spring.

     

    MLK High School

    William C. Wade, principal

    215-276-5253

    6100 Stenton Avenue

     

    Samuel W Pennypacker School

    Wendy Baldwin, principal

    215-276-5271

    1850 E Washington Lane

     

     

    West Oak Lane Charter School

    Dr. Debbera Peoples-Lee, Chief Executive Officer

    215-927-7995

    7115 Stenton Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19138

    This year an enhanced anti-bullying program will focus on cyber bullying, specifically looking at social networking.

    Students will participate in the George Washington Carver Science Fair on February 17, 2012

    Halloween will be celebrated with a “Fall Into Reading” pajama day where older students will read to younger classmates. Dr. Seuss will make an appearance: October 28

    West Oak Lane Christian Academy

    215-548-3450

    6707 Old York Road Philadelphia, PA

     

    William Rowen Elementary School

    James G. Murray, Jr., principal

    215-276-5251

    6841 N 19th St

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