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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    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


    5511 Greene Street


    Growing Light Day School

    (215) 438-1450

    5223 Belfield Avenue


    High Street Christian Academy


    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


    5421 Germantown Avenue


    St. James School

    Address:3217 West Clearfield Street

    Laura Hoffman-Dimery, principal


    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 ( will focus on science and leadership education through field trips and weekly classes.



    HOPE Charter School

    Eric Worley, principal ext 5540


    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


    7401 Limekiln Pike




    John L. Kinsey Elementary School

    Dana Ramsey, principal


    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


    6100 Stenton Avenue


    Samuel W Pennypacker School

    Wendy Baldwin, principal


    1850 E Washington Lane



    West Oak Lane Charter School

    Dr. Debbera Peoples-Lee, Chief Executive Officer


    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


    6707 Old York Road Philadelphia, PA


    William Rowen Elementary School

    James G. Murray, Jr., principal


    6841 N 19th St

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