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, 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.

Main Menu:

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.