Emlen Elementary K-5

Mrs. Tammy Thomas

6501 Chew Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19119
Phone: 215 951-4010

Emlen School-Empowering students to become Middle School, High School, College and Career Ready!

Emlen Elementary

Message from the Principal


Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:


Welcome to the School District of Philadelphia and to Emlen School. We are excited about the many wonderful learning opportunities that have been planned for this school year and look forward to working with you and your children to make those opportunities a reality!  Our staff is ready to instruct the students using the Common Core Curriculum in a rigorous and meaningful way.  Your continued support is essential to making this year a successful one for all students!


We invite you to become involved with the program at Emlen School, to become an active member of our Home and School Association, and to serve as a volunteer in whatever area you are able. Together we will make a difference in the lives of our children.



Tammy Thomas, M.ED.



Points of Pride

  • Safe environment
  • Outstanding academic opportunities
  • Many Extra-Curricular Clubs and Activities
  • Updated technology throughout the school, including mobile laptop labs for grades 3-5, new computers in the classrooms, and smartboards in most classrooms
  • Recipient of a new computer lab courtesy of Mt. Airy USA
  • Vocal Music education for all students K-5
  • Visual Arts education for all students K-5

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If you are in need of translation services to make your visit easier, please notify the office.  We can arrange for a translator prior to yor visit. 

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Happy Winter!





  • We welcome all families!  Please contact us at the office if you are in need of translation services.
  • Parents please be aware of the UPDATED Early Dismissal Protocols!  These apply to EVERYONE!
  • If your child attends a daycare before or after school please make sure that the Main Office has that information on file.
  • Parents/Guardians/Designees must have picture ID with them at all times when picking up your child from school.
  • Please visit the Mt. Airy USA website.  This coalition has joined together to assist Emlen in achieving its goal of a new Computer Lab.
  • Box-Tops for Education are now being collected!  Collect them and send them in.  Emlen gets $.10 for each box-top.
  • Parents, please remember the importance of sending in notes to excuse your child's absences.  These notes can not be accepted three school days after the absence.

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