Results from the School District’s recent Feedback Survey for Fall 2020 Re-opening are now available here.

Have a new thought or idea about the upcoming school year that you haven’t yet shared? Go to philasd.org/2020schoolstart, click on Feedback Form and share them with us there!

Important Dates:

The School District — including all offices and summer school programs — will be closed on Friday, July 3.

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The Chester A. Arthur School Welcomes You!

Your Voice Matters!

We invite all parents to take the District-Wide Parent Survey your responses will help our continuous school improvement efforts!  Please complete the survey for each of your children.  It should only take a few minutes.

You can find their student ID# on their report cards and by asking them (it’s the # they use to log into their school portal and when they get their school lunch or breakfast).

Update on School Closure

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!

As per the District’s Continuity of Education Plan we will shift from Enrichment and Review, which consists of informal activities to reinforce or extend students’ prior learning, to Planned Instruction the week of May 4th.  Planned Instruction is formal teaching and learning similar to that which occurs in a classroom setting. Within this process, teachers use planned courses of instruction of new concepts/skills aligned to grade level standards. Teachers assess the learning of their students and make adjustments to instruction based upon student progress. In order to receive grade and credit, students must attend regularly and complete the course requirements. Below is the schedule we will be following from May 4th through the end of the year (downloadable .pdf version):

Please subscribe to The Chester Arthur Youtube Chanel, like The Chester A Arthur School Facebook Page, and visit The Chester Arthur School Closure Resource Site.  All three platforms contain a plethora of resources that families can use to solve immediate problems associated with the school closure. If you know of other resources that could support our community please share them with us so we can pass them on.

During this 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 

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