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Welcome to The Philadelphia School’s website! We are delighted and proud to share the work we do each day as we educate children from preschool through eighth grade in our City Country Classroom.


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Buy your Eats tickets NOW! - posted: March 20, 2014

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Click on the Logo Below to Learn About City Country Camps - posted: April 10, 2014

Student Council Collects Supplies for Local School - posted: April 10, 2014

The Student Council is collecting crayons, construction paper, and glue sticks to help stock the supply closets in classrooms and the Laura Waring Elementary School. Supplies are running low there and they coud use some help! Drop off supplies in the school offices. The Student Council is devoting the month of April to this initiative.

Experiencing the Past - posted: April 18, 2014

Third graders traveled to the Baltimore Museum of Industry yesterday, where they "worked" in a cannery or on an automobile assembly line and visited a late 19th/early 20th century pharmacy, print shop, oyster cannery, and garment shop. The museum collects and interprets the industrial heritage of the Baltimore region.

Special Guests - posted: April 10, 2014

Seven ESL students – from Sudan, Ethiopia, Mexico, and Colombia – and their instructors from the Nationalities Services Center met with our third graders today. It was a wonderful gathering, with our students asking lots of questions about our guests' immigrant experiences and the ESL students practicing their English as they spoke about their personal journeys from their homelands to Philadelphia.


News from Puerto Rico - posted: April 03, 2014

[Our 8th graders were recently in Puerto Rico, spending time with students at a local school, sightseeing, and learning about the island's environment. Here is a sample blog posting from one of our student.]



Hoy vistamos a nuestro amigos de UHS (Escuela UPR). Nosotros aprendimos de Arqueologia y de el arte de Puerto Rico. Nosotros jugamos baloncesto, y cantamos y bailamos con los estudiantes de UHS. Fue muy divertido. Espero volver. (text by Andrew F.)

Monthly Constitutionals - posted: April 02, 2014

The eighth grade is in the midst of its year-long study of the Constitution, Each month, in conjunction with the topics being examined, a guest speaker presents a “Monthly Constitutional.” Since the program began in September 2012, guest speakers have included civic leaders, scholars, attorneys, and civil rights activists. Please continue to see his year’s roster of guest speakers.

720 Sandwiches - posted: March 19, 2014

Since early fall, Junior Unit students have made 720 sandwiches for the residents of My Brother's House, a men's shelter at 15th & Kater Streets. With the support of The Philadelphia Pretzel Company, students held seven pretzel sales to raise funds to purchase some of the ingredients. South Square Market has underwritten much of the cost.



Each week, students make 40 sandwiches, requiring 4 pounds of turkey and 3 pounds of cheese. Families donate the bread, and students volunteer their snack time to make and bag the sandwiches. Will we reach 1,000 sandwiches this year?

Green and Healthy Tip: Earth Day Is April 22 - posted: April 18, 2014

Did you know . . . Earth Day Is April 22, and TPS is celebrating in a big way! Earth Day is April 22, but TPS will be Celebrating Earth Day all week! There are lots of great ways to get involved and reduce your TPS Tiger Paw Print. Earth Week events will take place from Monday, April 21 to Thursday, April 24 in the Lombard Street schoolyard from 3:30-5:00pm daily. Here is a sampling of what will be happening:

Here is a sampling of what will be happening:

Meet the tpsBlog! - posted: February 11, 2014

We are very excited to introduce the tpsBLOG! Experience in near real time the innovative and exciting work going on throughout The Philadelphia School each and every day. Our goal is to better communicate and share the key aspects of our school's distinctive progressive program. Plus, all in one place, you'll see

• Twitter feed
• Instagram
• What TPS Is Reading
• Links Worth Exploring . . . and much, much more

You can easily access the tpsBLOG by going to blog.tpschool.org. And it's also easy to subscribe, so you can receive timely notifications about the incredible happenings at The Philadelphia School.