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Southwark Community School
Home of the Dragons


The first day of school for the 2021-2022 school year is August 31. Please stay safe, wear a mask, and stay in touch – we are here for you!

El primer día de clases para el año escolar 2021-2022 es el 31 de agosto. Por favor, manténgase salvo, use una máscarilla y manténgase en contacto – ¡estamos aquí para ayudarles!


New Schedule

Important Update for Southwark Families:

The School District of Philadelphia is phasing in a standardized approach to daily start and end times, and for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year, all bus schedules will be aligned with one of three uniform bell times.

As a result, Southwark School has been assigned a new start time and end time for 2021-2022 School Year. This year, school will begin at 9:00 am and end at 3:39 pm each day (formerly 8:30 am and 3:09 pm). We are providing this information now so you can start to make any needed family arrangements ahead of time to ensure your child(ren) can attend school on time, every day, in alignment with this mandated new schedule.

In August, we will provide more information about our return to school, leading up to August 31st – the first day of school for students!

Horario Nuevo

Información Importante Para Familias de Southwark

El districto escolar de Filadelfia está introduciendo una fase enfocado en el estandarizó de los horarios de entrada y salida, para el año escolar del 2021-2022 todo los horarios de los autobuses serán alineados con cada uno de los tres horarios académico.

Por lo tanto, la escuela Southwark le han designado horarios nuevos para entrada y salida comenzando el año escolar de 2021-2022. Este año, la escuela comenzará clases a las 9:00 AM y terminarà a las 3:39 PM cada día (Anteriormente 8:30 AM y 3:09 PM). Les presentamos esta información con tiempo para que pueda empezar a hacer arreglos familiares necesarios con anticipación para asegurar que su(s) estudiante(s) puedan asistir a la escuela a tiempo todos los días de forma alineado con este nuevo horario obligatorio.

En Agosto tendremos más información sobre el resumen de escuela en anticipación del primer día para los estudiantes que es el 31 de Agosto!


School Supply Lists / Listas de Materiales

Grade 7 ELA
Grade 8 Math
Grade 8 ELA
Room/Salón 307- ELA (8)

Report Cards

Student report cards for the 2020-2021 School Year will be available in the Backpack of the Parent & Family Portal and in the Student Portal by June 14, 2021.

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 año escolar 2020-2021 estarán disponibles en la “mochila” del Portal para Padres y Familias y en el Portal para Estudiantes a partir del 14 de junio de 2021.

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.