Andrew Jackson School Pre–K to 8


Lisa Ciaranca Kaplan

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

Information & Resources

Graduation and Promotion Requirements

 Please see the following documents for information.




To view the District's graduation and promotion requirements, see this document


Extracurricular Activities


In-School Activities

·       Music program

·       Creative Arts

·       Language classes: Spanish, Chinese, Italian

·       Cooking / health foods

·       Green Curriculum: greenhouse, rooftop garden, recycling


After-School Activities

·       Advancing Civics Education (A.C.E)

·       Basketball (Penn)

·       Chess

·       Choir

·       City Step Dance (Penn)

·       Cooking / health foods

·       Diversity Club

·       Film Club

·       Homework / Tutoring

·       Instrumental Music

·       Language classes: Spanish, Chinese, Italian

·       Library Club

·       Little Dragons: Martial Arts

·       Kindergarten Reading Club

·       Micro Society

·       National Art Honor Society

·       P.A.W.S (Positive Attitude Wins Success) Behavior Club

·       Playworks

·       Political Action Club

·       Reading Buddies

·       Rising Sons Mentoring

·       Robotics

·       Rock Band

·       Safety Patrol (AAA)

·       School Store

·       Science Club (Temple)

·       Yearbook Club



Supply Lists

In an effort to take advantage of summer supply savings, teachers have made available their anticipated supply lists for the coming academic year.  Please click on the link of the grade your child will be entering to access and print the supply list.


Kindergarten            1st grade           2nd grade


3rd grade                 4th grade           5th grade


6th grade                 7th grade           8th grade


Get Involved


The involvement of parents, guardians, and caregivers in a child's education is a key factor in many students' success.  Jackson welcomes and encourages the support and involvement of parents in many capacities. More information on how to get involved with your child's education at Jackson can be found here and in the Parent Involvement Policy.


Volunteers are always welcome at Jackson.

Help Needed Includes:


  • Copying Papers for the Wednesday Communication Folders
  • Sitting at Front Desk to check in late students and visitors
  • Assistance with After Schools Clubs at Jackson
  • Watching students during  school lunches and recess


Volunteers can email with any questions or call the school at 215-952-6223

 More information about volunteer clearances can be found at:






The School District also encourages parental involvement through participation in parent organizations.  More information can be found here and at



Parent Handbook

Be sure to read and familarize yourself with the Parent Handbook.  All of the information can also be found in your child's Jackson Planner.