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

There is 12:00 dismissal Tuesday, June 13 due to excessive heat.

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


Before you check out the "School Supplies" summer sales," click here to check out the supply list for each grade level!!!!


Fidget Spinner Policy

May 5, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians of Finletter:

Please be advised that many children have recently been bringing the new fad toy-Fidget Spinners to school. Students have been observed using these toys and as a result they have been interfering with the instructional learning environment. Please be advised these items are not allowed in school. Any Fidget Spinners brought to school will be taken away by school staff members and they will only be returned to parents after school between 3:15-3:30 PM. If a student brings in a Fidget Spinner for a second occurrence, it will be confiscated until the last day of school. For any student who has a diagnosis that would support the implementation of the fidget spinner as an approved clinical intervention please provide the appropriate medical/clinical documentation from a licensed practitioner to the main office. As a reminder, any items that cause a distraction should not ​be brought into the school building. This is inclusive of toys and clothing. We appreciate in advance, your support with ensuring that learning is a top priority at Finletter. Please speak to your child about this policy to ensure that they are fully aware of the expectations at Finletter. I extend my thanks to you in advance for your cooperation and support to ensure Thomas K Finletter maintain a safe learning environment for all.

Thank you 






May Events

May 5: Last Day 8th Grade Class Dues 
May 11: Kindergarten Open House 9:30-10:30
May 12: 6-7-8 Acadamy Trip on The Spirit of Philadelphia 
May 15: Benchmark Testing Window Opens
May 25-June 2: Buy 1 Get 1 Free Scholatic Book Fair
May 26: Red,White, and Blue Dress Down $1.00
May 29: Memorial Day-SCHOOL CLOSED 




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Art Program:Mrs. Tyler  

Robotics: Mrs. Rooney 



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