Andrew Jackson School Pre–K to 8

Lisa Ciaranca Kaplan

1213 S. 12th Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
Phone: 215-952-6223

Working United Toward Excellence

Andrew Jackson School

Message from the Principal

It is an honor to be the principal of the Andrew Jackson School!  The students, community, and staff have been a family to me andrew jackson school  Lisa Kaplanover the past years and I look forward to continuing to serve in my role.  Our mission, "Working United Towards Excellence" continues to be the heart of our work.  It is with dedication, passion, and hard work that the staff at Jackson strive to provide our students with the best educational experience our school offers.  This year we will continue to focus on quality instruction by engaging students, increasing academic rigor, and utilizing strategies that are effective for all learners.


At Jackson, we emphasize the development of character as an integral part of our instructional program.  We believe that intelligence along with outstanding character equals great success.   Our students are motivated to learn in a risk free environment.  Students are encouraged to set academic goals, organize, and take ownership of their education in a culture that demonstrates school pride and respect for self and others. Our school-wide PAWS expectations are to

  1. Be Respectful
  2. Be Responsible
  3. Be Reliable

We are looking forward to a fantastic year!  My door is always open and I look forward to building a relationship with you and your student.  

Warm Regards,


Ms. Kaplan


Please see my bio for more info.

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PSSA Testing Information


2015-2016 Supply Lists!!


Take advantage of all the wonderful summer and back to school savings by getting next year's school supplies early.  Please see our For Parents page for links to every grade's supply list for next year.


Lindback Award

Principal Kaplan received the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Distinguished Principal Award!  See these two articles to learn more about this wonderful honor.  


Jackson in the News

The media is taking notice of Andrew Jackson!  Be sure to check out these articles:



The New York Times visited Jackson to see first hand what would be lost if funding isn't restored.  See the story here.


Principal Kaplan joins Superindenent Hite at his announcement of mass layoffs to discuss the devastating impact on our school and the city as a whole.  Stories at The Notebook, NBC, CBS, and ABC 


Jackson and HOME host Mayor Nutter's Press conference to discuss District budget cuts.   Check out the stories at Newsworks, CBS, and Associated Press.


The Inspiration for a Ballet


A Visit From Sandra Day O'Connor


Jackson Moms are setting an example for the District


Utilizing Summer Energy


Principal Kaplan Leads by Example


Proud of our Diversity



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Join the Jackson Family


If you are interested in enrolling your child at Jackson, fill out this application form and turn it in to the Jackson School Office.



Get involved BEFORE enrolling your child at Jackson by checking out the Friends of Jackson!