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

School will reopen tomorrow, Wednesday March 15 at 8:20 am. 

Two Buildings ~ One School Community

Greetings 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


Inclement Weather Admissions

In the event of rain, snow, or extremely cold weather conditions, children will be admitted to the building at 8:20 a.m. and must enter the building in a quiet and orderly manner.  Designated staff will supervise students. No student will be permitted to roam unsupervised in the building. Students will not be admitted, nor should arrive to school prior to 8:20 AM.



When school is closed due to extreme weather conditions, an announcement will be made over the radio and television usually by 6 am.  The announcement will be, “ALL PHILADELPHIA SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED.” When it is necessary to close school during the school day, television and radio stations will also make announcements.  They are usually the first to know, even before we do, here at the school.  You can also find this information on the School District’s website (  It will be announced that schools are closing at a specific time.  Parents will be notified.  It is extremely important that we have on file current phone information and emergency contact information.  It is also important that you review with your child instructions for what to do in the event that you are not home when he/she arrives home from school.  We strongly suggest that you list emergency contact information in the back of your child’s notebook, or somewhere in their schoolbags.






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March Events

February 27 through March 3 is Read Across America Week
March 1: "Celebrate the Lorax" Wear Orange Day
March 2: "Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss" Wear Red and White/Dress Like the Cat in the Hat Day
March 3: "Horton Hears a Who" Random Act of Kindness Day
March 6: Half Day for Students-12:00 Dismissal
March 7: Spring and 8th Grade Promotion Photo Day
March 10: Title I Parent Meeting: PSSA Information Session
March 17: Irish Dress Down Day: Wear Green $1.00
March 20: PBIS Trip "Beauty and the Beast" K-3 Invite Only
March 21: PBIS Trip "Beauty and the Beast" 4-8 Invite Only
March 24: 1st Grade Trip to The Philadelphia Zoo
March 28: Kinderagrten Trip to The Philadelphia Zoo
March 31: March Madness Dress Down Wear College Gear $1.00
March 31:  Half Day for Students-12:00 Dismissal







Donate to Finletter

Support the Finletter Eagle's Nest Garden and Gallery.

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Art Program:Mrs. Tyler  

Robotics: Mrs. Rooney 



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