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 Animation
    • Caelan McMenemy and Steven Izzi
  • 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:



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More fundraising activities to follow! 


Kissing will commence in October 2014!



On Tuesday 1/21/14 School District of Philadelphia Schools and Decatur School Kindergarten Registration begins and runs up to May 30, 2014. Your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2014 

Our Kindergarten Open House is scheduled at the Decatur School on May 15, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM 

See the Bottom of our Decatur Home Page Web Site -Starting in April 2014 and running up to October 2014 - $$ Donations On-Line Helps the Decatur School get Math Resources - KISS A PIG fundraiser


The SDP Decatur Spring Break Schedule: (Revised)


SDP (Decatur) School is closed on Monday 4/14/14 & Friday  4/18/14 - No School for Staff & Students

To make up for some of the SDP (Decatur) Snow Days - There will be school for Staff and Students on Tuesday 4/15/14, Wednesday 4/16/14 and Thursday 4/17/14 

Decatur School Closed on 4/14/14 and 4/18/14 

Decatur School Open on 4/15/14, 4/16/14 and 4/17/14 


April 2014 Decatur Events & Information 


Tuesday March 25th to April 2, 2014 PSSA Math & Reading Testing. No PSSA testing on Monday 3/31/14 

Testing starts 3/25/14 PSSA Math & Reading Testing for Grades 3rd to 8th - No PSSA testing on 3/31/14 - Monday 


Golden Attitude Activity on Monday 3/31/14

PSSA Math & Reading Testing April 1st & 2nd 2014 for Grades 3rd to 8th 


 Friday April 4th Philadelphia Phillies Dress Down Day Cost is $1.00


Friday 4/4/14 Decatur Home & School Zip Up Jacket Order is due


PSSA Writing Testing - April 8th (Tuesday) April 9th (Wednesday) April 10th (Friday)PSSA Writing for Grades 5th and 8th


April 9th 2014 (Wednesday) Decatur Home & School meeting at 9:00 AM 

Thursday April 10th Eagle Eye Mobile 

Apil 11th (Friday) Spring Pictures 


Monday April 14th - School closed for Staff & Students 

April 15th (Tuesday) April 16th (Wednesday) and April 17th (Thursday) - School is open for Staff & Students & Full day of school 


April 17th (Thursday) Kindergarten trip to the Zoo 


Friday April 18th School is Closed for Staff & Students 

Monday April 21st - Full day of School

4/21/14 Third Quarter Marking Period Ends for Grades 

SDP Grade Book Closes for Teacher Monday April 21st 


Autism Awareness Dress Down Day - One Dollar ($1)- Wear Blue  on Monday 4/21/14


Tuesday April 22nd is Earth Day 

4/22/14 Half-Day Professional Development Day (3-Hour Early Dismissal for Students) 7th & 8Th is 11:39 A.M. Kindergarten is at 11:50 A.M. Grades 1 is at 11:55 A.M. and Grades 2nd to 6th is at 12 Noon.


The 4th Marking Period begins for grades - 4/22/14 (Tuesday) but the SDP Grade Book re-opens for Grades on 4/24/14


Grade 1 trip to the Zoo 4/23/14 Wednesday 

Autism Awareness Assembly Grades 1st, 2nd and 3rd is at 9:00 Grades 4th, 5th,6th is at 10:00 and Kindergarten, 7th and 8th is at 11:00 AM on Thursday 4/24/14 


Grades 3rd and 6th trip to Temple Ambler Campus for Earthfest 4/25/14 is a Friday


Monday 4/28/14 3rd Grade trip to the Zoo 

Monday 4/28/14 & Tuesday 4/29/14 PSSA Science testing for Grades 4th and 8th 


Decatur Report Card Conferences  -Early Dismissal -Wednesday 4/30/14, Thursday 5/1/14 and Friday 5/2/14. The Early Dismissal Times for 7th and 8th is 11:39a.m. Kindergarten is at 11:50 a.m. Grades 1 is at 11:55 a.m. and Grades 2 to 6th is at 12 noon.


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