Thomas K. Finletter K - 8

Ms. Tamara Edwards

6101 North Front Street
Philadelphia PA 19120
Phone: 215-276-5265

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

Thomas K. Finletter Academics Plus School

Thomas K. Finletter Academics Plus School

Two Buildings ~ One School Community

Greeting Thomas K. Finletter Families and Community Members:

At Finletter we are dedicated to a student-centered program that promotes academic excellence through an enriched, rigorous inter-disciplinary curriculum.  As a staff, we are here to support all of you and to ensure that each of our students reaches his/her fullest academic potential.  We look forward to working with the parents and the members of the community to provide a high-quality education and authentic learning experience.

The vision of Thomas K. Finletter Academics Plus School is to facilitate a challenging, standards-based educational system wherein all students who enter our learning environment leave and continue their academic path having acquired the skills and knowledge necessary to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness and to perform at the proficient and advanced level of work.
We are committed to providing our culturally diverse population with a positive, safe, respectful, and supportive environment where all children will gain the knowledge to become life-long learners and model citizens. In partnership with families and community, we will create a stimulating atmosphere in which strengths are enriched; deficiencies are addressed; new concepts are introduced; strong, compassionate character is developed; and all children are connected, accepted and valued.
This vision will be sustained through quality professional practices, which will be monitored and modified to provide the best education possible for every Finletter student.

On behalf of the staff of Thomas K. Finletter Academics Plus School, I want to again welcome all of you and thank you for being a part of our school community where EXCELLENCE IS NOT AN OPTION…BUT AN EXPECTATION!

Tamara Edwards



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