Dobson Elementary School Elementary/Middle School

Ms. Patricia Cruice

4667 Umbria Street
Philadelphia PA 19127
Phone: 215-487-4460

We make it happen in Manayunk by living, loving, learning and leaving a legacy.

James Dobson Elementary

Message from the Principal

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Welcome to our school web site!


We are the Dobson Dolphins: a small, high achieving K-8 public school. We are … Making it happen in Manayunk- one child at a time.


We are pleased to announce that Dobson made AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) again in 2012.  Dobson students continue to perform above the state average on the PSSA.  I just want to thank our students, staff, parents, community members and the school district support staff for helping us in our quest to reach EVERY student and for contributing to the mission of Dobson School.  It is truly an honor to serve as Dobson’s principal.


In addition to our high academic standards, we have an outstanding extra curricular program.  Our special activities include student council, school newspaper, performing arts, choir, instrumental music, and intramural and inter-scholastic sports, including:  basketball, flag football, volleyball, softball, baseball and tennis.



Dobson is fortunate to have an active and energetic Home & School Association.  Parents meet with me regularly; they plan special events, coordinate fundraisers and participate in decision-making.  

 The Home and School just successfully hosted the annual Book Fest wherein families brought in to share treats and recipes from favorite books. Our active Home and School’s next contribution to the dynamic learning happening at Dobson will be the sponsoring of our annual Winter Solstice celebration. By connecting home and school through a love of books, investigations into science or simply engaging in dialogue, we collectively contribute to the life long learning of all members of the Dobson community.



Patricia Cruice,  Principal