Education Guide

School District of Philadelphia

School Finder – What public school catchment am I in?

Office of Family and Community Engagement

South Philly Public Schools

• Chester A. Arthur
2000 Catharine St
Graduate Hospital

• Bregy Elementary
1700 Bigler St, 19145
South Philly, near Broad and Oregon
Phone: (215) 952-6218

• George W. Childs School
1599 S 17th St, 19146
Point Breeze

• Girard Elementary
1800 Snyder Avenue, 19145
West Passyunk

• Girard Academic Music Program
2136 W. Ritner Street, 19145
Phone: (215) 952-8589

• Andrew Jackson School
1213 S 12th St, 19147
East Passyunk/Bella Vista
Jackson Art Program:

• AS Jenks
2501 S 13th St, 19148
South Philly/LoMo

• Eliza B. Kirkbride Elementary School
1501 South 7th Street, 19147
Pennsport/Passyunk Square/Dickinson Square West

• McCall Elementary
325 South 7th Street, 19106
Society Hill/Washington Square West
McCall’s Facebook:

• Meredith Elementary
725 South 5th Street, 19147
Queen Village/Bella Vista
Meredith’s Facebook:

• Nebinger Elementary
601 Carpenter Street, 19147
Queen Village/Bella Vista
Nebinger Music Program:

• Sharswood Elementary School
2300 S. 2nd Street
South Philly/Whitman/Pennsport

• Southwark Elementary
1835 S. 9th Street, 19148
East Passyunk/South Philly
Little Friends Group:

• Stanton Elementary
901 S. 17th Street, 19146
Graduate Hospital/Newbold/Point Breeze
Stanton Community Partners Facebook:

• Vare-Washington School
1198 S. 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
South Philly/Pennsport


Homeschool Support

Philadelphia Homeschool


News Sites and Further Resources

Philly School News

Our City Our Schools (associated with PCAPS, below)

Philadelphia Public School’s The Notebook

 And their Local Resources page

Philadelphia Inquirer, Education Section

Research for Action

Passyunk Post, School Talk Column


Citywide Advocacy Organizations

Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools

And their Facebook page

Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools (PCAPS)



Philadelphia Charter Schools

General Information about Charter Schools in Philadelphia

• PDF list of all Philadelphia Charter Schools



Community Groups 

Passyunk Square Civic Association’s Education Committee

And their Twitter feed

East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association’s Education Committee

And their Facebook page

LoMo (Lower Moyamensing) Civic Association (Snyder to Oregon and Broad to 8th Streets)

And their Education Committee Facebook page

Dickinson Square West Civic Association (Washington to Mifflin and 4th to 6th Streets)

South Broad Street Neighborhood Association (Washington to Oregon and 13th to 15th Streets)

Newbold Civic Association (Tasker to Wolf and Broad to 18th Streets)

• South Philly Schools Coalition (SPSC)


Catholic Schools

Philadelphia Archdiocese, Office of Catholic Education


Private/Independent Schools

We do not currently have any resources for private or independent schools, other than Catholic schools. However, we are open to suggestions for general resources (i.e. not the listing of particular schools). Please email us your suggestions.