Frankford High School 9-12

Michael Calderone

Oxford Ave. & Wakeling St.
Philadelphia PA 19124
Phone: 215-537-2519

The mission of Frankford High School is to provide all students with the academic, technological and social skills needed to be productive and contributing citizens in our society.

Frankford High School

Welcome Letter for 2015


Suggested Learning Experiences for Early Dismissal Wednesdays

Message from the Principal

Message from the Principal:

August Edition

Dear Frankford High School Community,

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!  It is truly an honor to serve as the principal of Frankford High School and begin my tenure at the Home of Champions in this 105th school year. There are few people that can say they are a part of school community that boasts such a long and storied history steeped in traditions of excellence. I look forward to building upon the successes of the past to launch us to new heights of student achievement, accolades, and honors. It is my goal that we continue to create champions both inside and outside of the classroom! 

For those of you that do not already know me, I spent the last 8 years of my career as the principal of Harding Middle School, our largest feeder school. Prior to arriving at Harding I was a teacher and a Dean of Students at James Dobson School in Manayunk. I received my Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Shippensburg University and my Master's Degree in Education from Cabrini College. I am currently a doctoral candidate at St. Joseph's University and plan to earn this degree in May of 2017.

I look forward to engaging with all stakeholders of the Frankford High School Community; students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, community organizations, local businesses and faith-based partners; to create a shared vision of success for our school. This vision will be the guiding light that leads us along the path to restoring Frankford High School to its position as one of the elite schools in the School District of Philadelphia. 

One of my goals is to improve communication between the school and all of our stakeholders. As such, please be sure to check our website weekly, if not daily, to stay on top of all of the exciting things that will be taking place at Frankford this year. Our website will serve as the central hub for information pertaining to Frankford High School. If you want to keep your pulse on the day-to-day happenings and events, please connect with me on social media. You can follow me on multiple platforms: @MrCalderone (Twitter), mr.calderone (Instagram), PrincipalCalderone (Facebook). I also hope that by the end of the Fall that we have our own "app" that will be available as a free download in both the Apple and Android platforms. 

All parents and guardians can expect to receive a "back to school" letter in the next week or two with some important dates and information including our 9th Grade orientation, which will take place on Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 10AM-12PM. All communication that goes home with and for students will also be posted here on our website. 

I wish you all a safe and enjoyable rest of the summer and look forward to working alongside you for years to come!


Michael J. Calderone, Principal
Important Upcoming Dates

Registration - August 20th-August 21st  
9 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

August 24th - 28th,  9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

9th Grade Orientation - Thursday, September 3, 2015
10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

1st Day for all Students - Tuesday, September 8, 2015
1st Early Dismissal, Wednesday, September 9, 2015 (1:55 P.M.)
School Closed - Wednesday, September 23rd to
Friday, September 25th

Back to School Night - Tuesday, September 29, 2015     
5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.


Frankford's Points of Pride

School Calendar 2015 - 2016

September 2015

8/20 - 8/21 Registration (9-11AM and 12-2PM)
8/24 - 8/28 Registration (9-11AM and 12-2PM)
9/3 9th Grade Oreintation (10AM - 12PM)
9/3 - 9/4  Staff Only
9/7 Labor Day (School Closed)
9/8 First Day of School
9/9 Early Dismissal (1:55PM)
9/14 Rosh Hashanah (School Closed)
9/23 Yon Kippur (School Closed)
9/24 (School Closed)
9/25 Papal Visit (School Closed)
9/29 Back to School Night (5:30PM - 7:30PM)

October 2015

10/12 Columbus Day (School Closed)
10/14 10/16 Interium Reports
10/28 Professional Development (1/2 Day)

November 2015

11//3 Professional Development (School Closed)
11/11 Veterans Day (School Closed)
11/25 Professional Development (1/2 Day)
11/26 - 11/27 Thanksgiving Holiday (School Closed)

December 2015

12/2 - 12/4 ReportCard Conferences
12/18 Professional Development (1/2 Day)
12/24 -12/31 Winter Recess (School Closed)

Points of Pride

Red Cross Twinkle Star Scholarship 2011-2012          


       “Pressure Cooker”

6 ABC News:

03/30/2010 - Cooking Teacher Gets Rachael Ray Surprise

Home of the Champions"
  • CHEERLEADERS - 10th consecutive year - First place!
  • 18 other Athletic / Sports programs
  • White Williams Scholars
  • National Honor Society

Parent Survey

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