All District schools will remain fully virtual until further notice. Learn More

Grab and Go Meals: Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, the distribution scheduled for Friday 11/27/2020 will take place on Wednesday, 11/25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more HERE.

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Southwark Community School
Home of the Dragons


IMPORTANT – Schools will remain closed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please stay safe, wear a mask, and stay in touch – we are here for you!

IMPORTANTE – Las escuelas permanecerán cerradas indefinidamente por la pandemia de COVID-19. Por favor, manténgase salvo, use una máscarilla y manténgase en contacto – ¡estamos aquí para ayudarles!


Report Cards

Student report cards for the first marking period will be available in the Backpack of the Parent & Family Portal and in the Student Portal beginning Monday, November 23.

This guide will help you find the correct section in the Family & Parent Portal, or you can watch this video to find out how to view the report card in the Student Portal. Please reach out to your student’s teacher with any questions about grades.

If you do not have a Family & Parent Portal account, watch this video or visit the FACE website to learn how to create an account.

Boletas de Calificaciones

Las boletas de calificaciones de los estudiantes para el primer trimestre estarán disponibles en la “mochila” del Portal para Padres y Familias y en el Portal para Estudiantes a partir del lunes 23 de noviembre.

Esta guía lo ayudará a encontrar la sección correcta en el Portal para Padres y Familias, o puede ver este video para saber cómo ver la boleta de calificaciones en el Portal del estudiante  – desafortunadamente, solo encontramos el video en ingles. Comuníquese con el maestro de su estudiante si tiene preguntas sobre las notas.

Si no tiene una cuenta del Portal para Padres y Familias, revise esta guía para aprender a crear una cuenta.


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.