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The Chester A. Arthur School Welcomes You!

A 2020-2021 Welcome Message!

We invite all families to read this welcome letter from Dr. Libby!

Please send your suggestions, questions or concerns to the following staff members:

Code of conduct, Harassment, Bullying/Cyberbullying, PBIS, and Technology to Ms Wilson, frwilson@philasd.org

Volunteering, Partnership,  and Donations to Ms. Pennypacker, spennypacker@philasd.org

Attendance and Social-Emotional Support to Ms. Brigaman, mrbrigaman@philasd.org

Registration, Enrollment, and Absence Notes to Ms. Gray, dgray@philasd.org

Special Education to Mr. Crowe, jcrowe@philasd.org

2020-2021 School Year

We are very excited to enter this new world of online and virtual learning together! The District has made it possible for us to loan Chromebooks to every student so they can access the classroom virtually and continue to build community, focus on inquiry, and engage with project based learning. This will allow students to explore their interests and learn with their classmates and teachers while staying safe at home!

Please subscribe to The Chester Arthur Youtube Chanel, like The Chester A Arthur School Facebook Page, and visit The Chester Arthur School Google Site.  All three platforms contain a plethora of resources that families can use to support remote learning. If you know of other resources that could support our community please share them with us so we can pass them on.

During these confusing and challenging time, I believe the strength of our community is in our diversity and I thank you all for stepping up for each other.

Please continue to reach out -both with immediate needs and with ideas and actions that come to your heart and mind.

With much appreciation,

Dr Libby

Kindergarten Registration is now OPEN

If your child will be 5 on or before September 1st, they are eligible for Kindergarten! You can register in person in our main office from 9 am – 12 pm or you can register online 

May Kindergarten Open House

Message from the Principal

It is my honor to be the principal at Chester Arthur School.  We have passionate teachers, aspirational students, and engaged community.   Our collective value of diversity and our commitment to equity fosters a culture of respect and joy that ensures our students grow academically, socially, and emotionally. Our teachers work endlessly to create relevant learning opportunities that are both rigorous and engaging.  Our students bring their sense of curiosity about the world and their place within.  Our engaged families and supportive community contribute their diverse wealth of experience and creativity to foster our vibrant school culture. I believe in the limitless potential of all children and that through our ongoing collaboration and reciprocal learning. THEY will lead us to change the world for the better.

– Dr. Mary Libby, Principal