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Southwark Community School
Home of the Dragons


IMPORTANT – Schools will remain closed through at least November 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students will begin virtual classes on September 2, 2020.

Please stay safe, wear a mask, and stay in touch – we are here for you!

IMPORTANTE – Las escuelas permanecerán cerradas al menos hasta el 17 de noviembre por la pandemia de COVID-19. Los estudiantes comenzarán las clases virtuales el 2 de septiembre de 2020.

Por favor, manténgase salvo, use una máscarilla y manténgase en contacto – ¡estamos aquí para ayudarles!


Back to School Week!

Please join us for this year’s “Back to School Week!” We’re doing things a little differently this year to adapt to our virtual world. We will have our kickoff meeting this Thursday, September 17, at 5pm. Then, families will be able to meet their students’ teachers throughout the week next week. Teachers will post all Zoom links to Google Classroom.

Important note: In order to be able to join the correct language channel in our Zoom meeting, you MUST download Zoom to either your smartphone or personal computer. It will not work correctly if you are joining from the browser, and unfortunately it does not work on Chromebooks.

Please direct all questions to Liz- elizabeth.hejlek@phila.gov or 215-301-7472. Thank you, and see you this week!

¡Semana de regreso a la escuela!

¡Únase a nosotros en la “Semana de Regreso a la Escuela!” Estamos haciendo las cosas de manera un poco diferente este año para adaptarnos a nuestro mundo virtual. Tendremos nuestra reunión inicial este jueves, 17 de septiembre, a las 5pm. Luego, las familias tendrán la oportunidad de presentarse a los maestros de sus estudiantes durante la semana que viene. Los maestros publicarán todos los enlaces de Zoom en Google Classroom.

Nota importante: para poder unirse al canal de idioma correcto en nuestra reunión de Zoom, tiene que descargar Zoom a su telefono o computadora personal. No funcionará correctamente si se une desde el navegador, y tampoco funciona en los Chromebooks.

Por favor dirija todas las preguntas a Liz- elizabeth.hejlek@phila.gov o al 215-301-7472. ¡Gracias, y nos vemos esta semana!


General Information

Southwark is an ethnically diverse PreK-8 school of over 900 students located in South Philadelphia. In the 2019-2020 school year, almost 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)
  • STEM Program
  • 7th and 8th Grades Electives Programming (Fine Arts, STEM, Computer Technology, Music/Dance/Voice, Business Entrepreneurship)
  • Immersive Bilingual (Spanish/English) Program spanning Kindergarten through Grade 6
  • Dragon Piano Program

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.