In honor of Election Day, on June 2, School District of Philadelphia schools will not be in session for students, and school-based staff will be off.

The School District of Philadelphia will remain closed for the rest of the school year due to COVID-19.
Food benefits (P-EBT) cards will be distributed to qualifying families. Learn more HERE.
Need working papers? Info HERE.
Chromebook Pickup Dates and Times
have CHANGED. Updated info HERE.
Need Chromebook help? Tech Hotlines added to Chromebook Loaner Program HERE. Internet info/resources are HERE.
Find more information about the District’s Continuity of Education Plan for students HERE. Digital Learning and Planned Instruction info HERE.
Grab-and-go meal distribution
at our 50 District school sites occurs one day per week. Learn more HERE. Sites are listed HERE.
For the latest update from Superintendent Hite, included updates on Chromebooks and supports, Digital Learning resources, how to connect with school-based staff, and calendar updates, visit our Coronavirus Information Hub.
PreK-12 Learning Guides are available HERE and at all District meal sites.
Have questions? Call our Hotlines (extended hours, available in 10 languages), email us at  or visit our Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

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Southwark Community School
Home of the Dragons

KINDERGARTEN Virtual Open House – Parents, please view our presentation to get information on how your child may enroll in our Kindergarten

IMPORTANT FOR PARENTS – look at our website Parents pages  or the Four Dragon Portal Parent pages for links to your students class  schedules by Grade level, Specialists, and additional support classes.

IMPORTANT – During the  COVID-19 situation, all school buildings have been closed for the remainder of the school year.  Classes are still going on remotely using Google Classroom.

Southwark Students and Families should look at the Parents pages for links and directions to get to our Dragon Student portal using Google Chrome and Chromebooks.  These will help your  student stay in touch with their teachers  and classes for  assignments for the remainder of the year.
Please stay safe, please say home other than for retrieving food during dropoffs, and please stay in touch – we  are here for you!

General Information

Southwark is an ethnically diverse PreK-8 school of approximately 850 students located in South Philadelphia. In the 2017-2018 school year, over half of our students were English language learners. As a Community School, we serve students in our Lower School (PreK through Grade 5), our Upper School (Grades 6-8), as well as offering other classes and after-school programs for the community at large.

Southwark Mission Statement

Southwark’s Mission is to develop leadership in our students and educate them so they are on grade-level and beyond in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics in a safe, clean and caring environment through the support of Staff, Parents, and Community.

Southwark Highlights:

  • Full Arts Program (Art, Dance, Music) and Walnut Street Theater Partnership
  • STEM Program
  • 7th and 8th Grades Electives Programming (Fine Arts, STEM, Computer Technology, Music/Dance/Voice, Journalism, Math Enrichment)
  • Available Immersive Bilingual Program spanning Kindergarten through Grade 5 (contact the Main Office for details if interested)

Southwark’s Student Belief:

  • Students are the most important people in the school.
  • Students are not an interruption of our work — they are the purpose of it.
  • Students are deserving of the most courteous and attentive treatment.