Points of Pride

Points of Pride

  • Most improved K-8 school in Philadelphia for the 2015-2016 academic  year


  • 1 of 8 schools chosen to participate in the school district’s first cohort Redesign Initiative.  Through this, Arthur has created a formal partnership with Science Leadership Academy and incorporated their best practices to provide Arthur students in grades K-8 a similar inquiry-driven, project-based learning model.


  • Updated technology in every classroom, including iPads for grades K-2, laptop carts in grades 3-4, and 1:1 Chromebooks for all students in grades 5-8.


  • Foreign language instruction for grades K-4.


  • An enrichment program that provides extended opportunities to students that need to be challenged beyond the classroom.


  • Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), an early literacy program which brings resources and special training to our K-3 instructors to ensure that our early childhood literacy program best serves all of our students.


  • Partnerships with several arts organizations including Walnut Street Theatre, Pennsylvania Ballet, Ballet X, Dancing Classrooms (ballroom dance), Astral Artists, Bilingual Butterflies, Musicopia and many, many more.


  • After school activities such as drama, Civil Engineering, Lego Robotics, Playworks, and dance instruction.


  • A partnership with Marshall Dennehey law firm, which provides financial support and access to professional mentors.


  • Music, Physical Education, Art, and Engineering instruction.


  • A private makerspace, the Wildcat Workshop, available for hands-on projects.


  • A brand new schoolyard that serves as a place where teachers can implement inquiry-driven, hands-on learning, where students can learn about green infrastructure and practices, and an active community space where students and community members can gather and engage in structured and unstructured play.


  • Support provided by the community including Friends of Chester Arthur (FoCA), Home and School Association (HSA), Shiloh Baptist Church and South of South Neighborhood Association (SOSNA), among many more.