Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences K-8

Mary Lynskey

8301 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19118
Phone: 215-248-6604

Providing all students with the academic, technological, and social skills needed to be productive and contributing citizens in our society.

Jenks, J. S.

Jenks, J. S.

Message from the Principal

Please check out our new website here, for the most updated information




September, 2015


Dear John Story Jenks School Parent/Guardian,


Welcome back to the 2015-2016 academic year! Many and diverse learning experiences are in place for your children this year. Our goal is to challenge your children intellectually, grow them socially, and guide them toward independent thinking and problem solving. As we strive to promote healthy development in all aspects of each student's life, we also strive to develop a student body of good character--students who make good choices and decisions resulting in successful and healthy outcomes. We encourage students to demonstrate the best of them every moment of everyday and to make positive contributions to the groups and organizations to which they belong. We strive to instill within our student body a sense of personal pride as well as collective pride and love of and for our school.


With the district working to stabilize, a national curriculum coming into focus, and a lackluster budget, we will be faced with challenges of a new magnitude. Now, more than ever, we mustask our parents to support our efforts and join a parent committee to give our children the best that we have to offer. Please consider joining our Home and School Association, the Friends of J.S. Jenks, the Jenks Beautification Committee, the Men of Jenks, or simply volunteer. We need you!


The staff and I are excited to implement our school wide goals for the 2015-2016 academic year and continue to offer diverse and exemplary programs, events and activities to be enjoyed by students and their families. Just like last year, look for an outline of this year’s events in the Student/Parent Handbook distributed early September. Here you will find a calendar full of tentative dates for all pre-planned events to assist you in planning your schedules.


I will continue to host our monthly Principal’s Coffee Hour.I invite parents to join me to learn about up-coming events, what’s new, discuss school programs and activities and share ideas over coffee and donuts in the library.


Thank you for your continuing cooperation, support, encouragement, and commitment to the educational achievement and advancement of our students. I look forward to another productive year serving at John Story Jenks School…where great minds come alive!


With warmest regards,

Mary Lynskey



Friends of Jenks

Home and School


Jenks Weather Station

School Updates

Uniform Policy (Grades K - 5 )

Middle School Uniform Policy


School Year Calendar 2015-2016



Parents - Please Checkout the Calendar for

Upcoming Events  - click here 



 2015 - 2016 School Information


New Policies for 2015-2016 

Special Release Procedures for School District of Philadelphia Students