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Placing at the Penn Relays - posted: April 27, 2013
Our TPS Tigers track teams did a great job Friday morning at the Penn Relays! The girls came in second in their event, and the boys third!
Congratulations to our athletes: Ray H-C, Alex T., Isaiah R., Michael S., Emily K., Madison H., Courtney W., and Tyshae F. And congratulations and thank you to head coach Meg Waldron and assistant coaches Virginia Friedman and Rick Jacobsen.
Schwartz Siegel Building Receives LEED Certification - posted: March 19, 2013
The Philadelphia School’s new Ellen Schwartz and Jeremy Siegel Early Childhood Education Center, located at 2501 South Street, was recently awarded LEED Silver Certification under the US Green Building Council’s LEED 2009 New Construction Rating System.
During construction, a commitment was made to try to purchase materials containing recycled and manufactured near Philadelphia. Spray foam insulation and fiberglass batts installed in the walls and the ceiling gave the building a high R-value, a measure of insulation’s ability to resist heat traveling through it, and significantly reduced air leakage in and out of the building. A radiant heating system was installed under the slab. The size and positioning of windows ensure ample natural daylight, and indoor materials meet rigorous air quality standards. Landscaping and hard surface areas help rainwater infiltrate back into the ground rather than enter Philadelphia's storm-sewer system.
The Early Childhood Education Center was designed by Purdy O’Gwynne Architects of Philadelphia.
Earth Day at TPS - posted: April 25, 2013
TPS celebrated Earth Day . . .
Sunday, April 21, 12-3 p.m.
in the Lombard Street Yard
The Student Council organized an afternoon of FUN, ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS, AND ENTERTAINMENT. More than 50 families attended to celebrate THE EARTH and support the Student Council’s efforts! Money raised will go to support Schuylkill River Park. Thank you to the students, faculty, and parents who made this event so successful.
Learn more about all the activities!
Parking Lot Changes - posted: March 05, 2013
As a result of a lawsuit, legal constraints now require us to close The Philadelphia School parking lot on Lombard Street to the public. Unauthorized cars parked in the lot during the school day, at night, and on the weekend are not permitted and will be subject to towing. Please share this news with your neighbors who may have parked in The Philadelphia School lot in the past. We wish that we could have involved the community in this decision-making process but were unable.
TPS regrets that the parking lot can no longer serve as a resource for the neighborhood.
Music Video Stars! - posted: January 15, 2013
On Monday, January 14, two TPS alumni from the Class of 2007– DeQuincy (Moosh) Coleman-McRae and Oliver (Twist) Feighan – came back to TPS to make a music video. DeQuincy and Oliver are hip hop artists, known professionally as Team OCD. We were delighted that DeQuincy and Oliver wanted to shoot their video here at The Philadelphia School.
Filmed during Activity Time in a first and second grade classroom, the video will feature a group of very excited youngsters dancing along as Moosh and Twist lip-synched to a soon-to-be-released song.
Justine Hoffman Appointed New Head of School - posted: November 12, 2012
The Board of Trustees of The Philadelphia School announced on October 31 that Justine Hoffman has been appointed Head of School effective July 1, 2013.
Justine, who was selected following an extensive national search, is presently the Head of Middle School at the Hewitt School in New York City, a position she has held since 2003. She began her teaching career at The Abraham Lincoln School, a public school in Chicago, teaching grades 4 through 8 and serving as the Director of the Humanities Program. After leaving Chicago and prior to joining Hewitt, Justine worked at the Kew-Forest School in Forest Hills, New York, initially as a classroom teacher and then as Head of the Middle School.
“Justine brings a strong commitment to a progressive educational philosophy and has significant experience as an educational leader,” said Gina Moore, president of the Board of Trustees of The Philadelphia School. “She exhibits a commitment to innovation, collaboration, and diversity in a way that directly fits with the TPS community and that will enhance and support the excellent work of our faculty.” Please continue.
Become a Fan! - posted: June 27, 2012
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