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Southwark Community School
Home of the Dragons
Welcome!

IMPORTANT – New Start of the School Year

Did You Know?
School begins before Labor Day this year. Mark your calendars for the first day of school  on Monday, August 27th, 2018.

Also new this year, ALL GRADES, including PreK and Kindergarten, start at the same time. All students, in all grades, will report to school on Monday August 27th.

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, Journalism)
  • Available Immersive Bilingual Program spanning Kindergarten through Grade 4 (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.