Louis H. Farrell K-8

Nicholas Cirulli

8300 Castor Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19152
Phone: 215-728-5009

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

Farrell, Louis

Message from the Principal

Greetings and welcome to Louis H. Farrell Elementary School website. As the principal of this wonderful school, I invite parents, family, and friends of our students to browse our site and learn more about our school.

Mr. Cirulli, Principal

 School Contact Information:
8300 Castor Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19152
Phone: 215-728-5009
Fax: 215-728-5225
School Hours
8:30 arrival, 3:09 dismissal (Kindergarten dismisses at 3:00)
12:09 for early dismissal (Kindergarten dismisses at 12:00) 
Please read the following letter from Dr. Hite about student absences:
Letter from Dr. Hite
Please click the following links for our current breakfast and lunch menus:  

Breakfast and Lunch Menus for June 

The School District of Philadelphia Food Services Division
440 North Broad Street, Suite 331 Philadelphia, PA 19130

Subject: Change to Student Meal Program
Breakfast and Lunch Meals Free This School Year


No Paper USDA Applications Needed

Dear Parents:


The School District of Philadelphia is excited to announce that effective the first day of school, September 8th, all students will be offered daily breakfast and daily lunch meals at no cost regardless of family income.


There is no longer any need for each family to complete a paper USDA Meal Application and these forms will not be sent home with your child.


Since all breakfast and lunch meals will be provided free of charge there is no longer any need to send cash with your child to purchase school meals.


The District has implemented these changes to help improve overall student nutrition and ensure your child has a productive school day.


If you have any questions or need additional information please contact:


Food Services Division School District of Philadelphia Telephone: 215-400-FOOD

Points of Pride

  • "Farrell Five"
  • "Student of the Month" Pillars of Character Program
  • Instrumental Music Program - Winter & Spring Concerts
  • First in Math Program
  • Honor Roll
  • Philly AIMS
  • Student Council
  • Muffins with Mom Day
  • Doughnuts with Dad Day
  • Graham Crackers with Grandparents Day
  • Workshops for Parents
  • Project Pride Prevention Services
  • Second Step Program
  • RSVP Volunteer Program
  • FamilyNet/SchoolNet
  • After School Academic Support and Enrichment, (Math & Reading)
  • After School Methodist Services Program and Paley Program
  • Family And Schools Together (FAST Program)


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Dr. Hite Discusses Student Transportation Safety

 Please click here to read an important letter from Dr. Hite regarding student etiquette on district provided transportation.



School Supply Lists

Click here to access our school supply lists for September 2017


Dr. Hite's No Place For Hate letter to parents











Parent and Family Engagement Policy-English

Parent and Family Engagement Policy-Spanish