Stephen Decatur School K-8

Genevieve Endy-OKane

3500 Academy Road
Philadelphia PA 19154
Phone: 215-281-2606

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


Message from the Principal


Dear Decatur Family,

We are so proud of the fact that Stephen Decatur School is building a strong tradition of success for students, as reflected in its ability to make Adequate Yearly Progress for 5 consecutive years.  Our students’ academic achievement with our school’s strong academic program provides every one of our students with the knowledge and skills essential for their success, and supports their development as lifelong learners.  Although we enjoy an excellent reputation within the local community and beyond, we are always striving for improvement in order to best serve our students, academically, socially and emotionally. 

We are a neighborhood school that realizes that building strong relationships between the school and the community is essential to our students’ success.  We, at Decatur School, cherish our diverse community where all of its members are valued.  We offer an exciting, educational program within a caring and supportive environment.  We truly believe that all children can learn and use inclusive practices to ensure that our students reach their fullest potential. 

We welcome parental involvement and encourage our parents to become active members of our wonderful Home and School Association.  We are looking forward to many successful events this year.  The bond that is forged between the home and the school working together is priceless and helps our students to thrive in all areas of school life.  The Decatur Staff is dedicated to helping students become happy, healthy productive citizens in the community.  To that end, we welcome our parents with open arms and encourage them to get involved in this endeavor.

Thank you for visiting our website.  We are looking forward to an outstanding school year.  With the help and support of all stakeholders, we are hoping that this will be Decatur School’s best year yet. 


Ms. Genevieve E. Endy-O’Kane



Points of Pride

  • Middle School Computer Science Fair Winners
    • 2nd Place in IMovie (News Sketch)
    • Sponsored by Mr. Donaher III & Ms. Rex
    • on April 11, 2014 at SDP 440
    •  The team of 3 - Amanda Maher, Allison Deputy, and Ola Owodunni 
    • Production Editors- Steven Izzi and Caelan Mcmenemy
  • Regional Science Fair Winners 
  • Academic Grant Programs
  • School Clubs
  • Annual Winter Concert--A Christmas Carol
  • Gifted Support Services
  • After School Care
  • Intervention Programs
    • Technology Based
      • Study Island
      • Lexia Reading
      • First In Math
    • Non Technology Based
      • Corrective Reading 
      • Corrective Math
  • Active Home and School Association

Kiss A Pig Math Fundraiser


Help Decatur by donating $$ to sponsor Mrs. O'Kane to KISS A PIG! That's right our principal is willing to kiss a pig in order to get Math resources for our school! 


You can help too!

Donate online:



Scroll down, type in Genevieve Endy OKane and click donate


More fundraising activities to follow! 


Kissing will commence in October 2014!



Decatur School Events and Information: 2014-2015


***Attention, Attention!!***

Rita’s Water Ice Fundraiser For New Computers at Decatur

Where: Rita’s

3244 Red Lion Road (in Academy Plaza)

Phila., Pa 19154

When : Wednesday, September 24th

Rain date: Tuesday, September 30th

Time:  3 to 9 pm

Details: 20 % of the proceeds will come right back to Decatur for the use of new technology at our school. This flyer has to be presented at time of purchase to get credit. Please come and join us for a  “cool” day out!


**Schools will be closed this Thursday and Friday, September 25th and 26th in observance of the Rosh Hashanah holiday.


**The time has come…

Mrs. Endy-O’Kane is KISSING A PIG!! YES!! Kissing a REAL, pig!

EVERYONE is invited to attend. WOGL will be there as well as KYW.

When: Wednesday, October 1st  at 5:15pm 

Where: The Piazza at Schmidts

1050 N. Hancock Street; Phila., PA 19123


Raffles & Prizes:

The school with the loudest cheering section will have it’s students’ names entered to win a $100 savings account.

Raffles will be sold for an HP EliteBook 840 (laptop) valued at $920, tickets are 2 for $5.

Come show your support, and maybe have a giggle(or two)!


**Stephen Decatur is proud to host the Philly KIDZ Inititiative After School Enrichment Program resuming September 2014. This program utililizes Decatur Teachers for Homework Help and Exciting Enrichment Clubs(Examples-Music, Art, etc.). In order to reserve your spot for September 2014, please visit or call the Director at 267-808-8518.  



















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