Overseeing 284 schools from the Northeast to Roxborough, and from Kensington to Manayunk, the School District of…More Philadelphia has its headquarters in Center City. The district is responsible for 163,000 Kindergarten to 12th grade students, and operates with a nearly $2.2 billion budget. Dr. Arlene C. Ackerman is the superintendent of the nation's eighth largest school district.
In Roxborough and Manayunk, there are seven public schools:
Cook-Wissahickon Public School is an elementary school for Manayunk residents. Principal Ann Jenkins says her school…More has a 94 percent attendance rate. Courses offered include music, technology, library and sports. Students are required to wear uniforms.
William Levering Elementary School 6000 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA19128 With more than 260 years of history to its name, the William Levering Elementary School is a landmark in northwest…More Philadelphia. The massive granite structure on Ridge Avenue serves Roxborough and is a feeder school for Roxborough High School. Under the leadership of Dr. Glenn Douglas the school teaches students to live in accordance to REACH2 values: respect, enthusiasm, achievement, citizenship, and hard work equals heroism.
Serving children with learning disabilities, the Academy in Manayunk is a 1-12 school divided into two houses. Each…More school follows the rigorous curriculum established by The Lab School of Washington. In addition to standard academics, the academy incorporates visual and performing arts for its students. The school is affiliated with many area universities and implements research-to-practice approaches in educating those with learning disabilities.
Located in the former St. John the Baptist High School for Girls, the Upper School encompasses both middle and high school students. For middle school students, the curriculum includes reading, math, writing, science and social studies with enrichment experiences in cooking and team building. For high school students, The Academy of Manayunk delves into specific subject areas for social studies, english, science and math. Traditional team-based sports are offered as well as various electives.