Chester A. Arthur K-8

Kimberly Newman

2000 Catharine Street
Philadelphia PA 19146
Phone: 215 875-5774

Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.

Chester A. Arthur

Message from the Principal

On behalf of our staff, I would like to welcome you to our website. Arthur School offers children in kindergarten to grade eight an enriching academic and social experience. Our dedicated staff and supportive Home and School Association work together to allow each child the opportunity to develop his/her potential to its fullest.

Educational success is greatly dependent upon the bond that is forged between school and home.  As educators and parents our challenge is to help all students view school as an unlimited opportunity for achievement. Together, we can inspire our children to reach for and to attain success.  

Arthur's doors are always open and I invite you to come anytime to visit, talk, and take a tour. Please accept my invitation. I look forward to meeting with you!

Points of Pride

  • One of 13 ASCE-sponsored Civil Engineering Clubs in the nation, and the only one for middle school students
  • Strings
  • Astral Artists (4th Grade)
  • Maker Club (4th Grade)
  • Maker Club (5th Grade)
  • Ballroom Dancing (5th Grade)
  • Chess Club
  • City Step (6th Grade)
  • Drum Club
  • Eat.Right.Now Nutrition program
  • Girls on the Run
  • US 2020 Pilot School
  • Lego Robotics Team (7th & 8th Grade)
  • Design Think Club (7th & 8th Grade)
  • Riverbend science programming (Kindergarten)
  • Scrabble Club
  • Walking Club
  • Walnut St. Theatre Drama (in class; K-2)


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Picture of Kimberly Newman, President



  • We were recently adopted by the law firm White and Williams.  Find more information herehere, and here.
  • We kicked off our Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS) with an assembly on September 16th.  Students should be trying to earn red tickets for raffles and "Red Ticket Events."
  • Arthur was selected as the US2020 pilot school for Philadelphia.  The program connects students with STEM mentors.  Find out more here.
  • Congratulations to all of our students who performed through the Delphi Project of the Pennsylvania Ballet.  Check out a video from CBS 3 recapping the performance here.