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

  • First ASCE-sponsored Civil Engineering Club in the nation for middle school students
  • Strings
  • Astral Artists (4th Grade)
  • Maker Club (5th-8th Grade)
  • Mighty Maker Club (1st & 2nd Grade)
  • Ballroom Dancing (5th Grade)
  • City Step (6th Grade)
  • Eat.Right.Now Nutrition program
  • US 2020
  • Lego Robotics Team (6th-8th Grade)
  • Design Think Club (6th-8th Grade)
  • Riverbend science programming (Kindergarten)
  • Podcasting Club (5th-8th Grade)
  • Walnut St. Theatre Drama (5th-8th Grade)
  • Entrepreneur Club (5th-8th Grade)


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Picture of Kimberly Newman, President



  • Join us on Wednesday, June 15th for the groundbreaking of our new schoolyard at 10am.
  • Check out footage of Arthur students participating in Walnut Street Theatre's sensory-friendly performance of Miss Nelson Has a Field Day and a write-up about the experience on