Charles W. Henry School Kindergarten - Eighth Grade


Fatima Rogers

601 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia PA 19119
Phone: 215-400-3480

Charles W. Henry

Charles W. Henry

Who we are

Charles W. Henry School


Charles W. Henry School is a K-8 Philadelphia public School with a student body that is racially and economically diverse.  Henry has 19 general education classrooms and two Autistic Support classrooms for students in grades 1-5.


What makes C.W. Henry special?

The Henry school community prides itself in creating a wholistic experience for each child.  The teachers and staff created meaningful and enriching programs both during and after school to foster student creativity, academia, athletics and other extra curricular activities.  

C.W. Henry School also have many community partnerships with area organizations.  We have a fully functioning organic school garden with an outside Farmer to give lessons to classes.  We have four full-time specialist teachers: computer technology, music, art and physical education. We also have a full-time nurse and counselor on site.


What extra curricular activities are offered for students?

There are a wide variety of activities throughout the year. See below. 



Reading Olympics: Grades 6-8                                      

Teacher: Lauren Pownell 

Reading and Math Tutoring: Grade 2                

Teacher: Yvette Fisher

"SMART" (Students Making A Right Turn): Grades 6-8 

Teacher: Francesca Cantarini

"Getting Down To Basics" Math Club: Grades 3-4       

Teacher: Carl Jackson 

"Odyssey of the Mind" Science Club: Grades 6-8      

Teacher: Christine Grant

Science Fair: Grades 6-8

Teacher: Christine Grant 

African-American Oratoricle Competition: Grades 6-8

Teacher: Peg Harley and Sue Grick 



Art Club/Art Show: Grades 3-8    

Teacher: Amanda Johnson   

Musical Theater Program: Grades 4-8      

Teacher: Nicole Paulino-Trisdorfer

Dancefest: School-wide dance festival    

Teacher: Nicole Paulino-Trisdorfer

Choir: Grades 2-8    

Teacher: Nicole Paulino-Trisdorfer 

Band/Drum Line: Grades 3-8      

Teacher: Jordan Graef   

Strings/Kinder-Strings: K-8    

Teacher: Nathan Wesner

Talent Show: ENTIRE SCHOOL        

Teachers: Kate Bitto and Nicole Paulino-Trisdorfer 



Basketball: Grades 3-8      

Teachers: Micah Gillum and Jason Munter

Softball: Grades 6-8          

Teacher: Peg Harley

Dragonboating: Grades 6-8    

Teacher: Kristine Heberly

Track: Grades 6-8               

Teacher: Jason Munter

Volleyball: Grades 6-8       

Teacher: Brittany Jacobs


Teacher: Jason Munter 



Student Council: Grades 6-8 

Teacher: Christopher Wright

Safety Team: Grades 3-8

Teacher: Carl Jackson 

Garden Club: Grades 3-8

Teacher: Judy Palkon

Recycling Club: Grades 3-8

Teachers: Rebecca Rascher and Yvette Fisher 



What schools do students move on to after eighth grade?

We are proud to say that 98% of our eighth grade student body are accepted into special admit high schools. Including, but not limited to:



Academy at Palumbo

Carver E and S

Germantown Friends

Abington Friends

Roman Catholic High

Boys Latin Charter






What activites are sponsored by the PTA association?

The C.W. Henry PTA provides wonderful activites and events for the entire family!  Such events include:

Book Fair

Turkey Trot 5K


Fun Fit Fest

MLK Day of Service 

Mt. Airy Day

Watch D.O.G.S. 

Organic Garden Club Grant




Our Vision

Charles W. Henry School is dedicated to excellence.  Henry School is a teaching and learning community where instruction is child-centered and developmentally appropriate.  All students are afforded the opportunity to achieve to their full potential in order to become lifelong learners and responsible members of the community.  



Our Mission

The Henry community creates a nurturing environment in which children can grow socially, emotionally, and academically to achieve personal excellence.