Juniata Park Academy 

Joan Richey

801 E. Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19124
Phone: 215-289-7930

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

Juniata Park Academy


Dear Parents and Guardians:


Welcome back to the 2015-2016 school year. School begins promptly at 8:20 AM. Please make sure your student is on time and dressed in uniform each and every day. Students are not permitted to have cell phones in school.


Early dismissal-12:00 PM-Tuesday, May 10, 2016.  Staff Development.


No School-Monday, May 30, 2016-Memorial Day. 


May Calendar 


This month Juniata Park students explored The Great Wall of China, Africa, South America, and the United States.  They did not have to board an airplane, but participated in a new program called Google Expeditions. The program lets classes take virtual field trips.   






Congratulations to Ms. Leeanne Fox's 5th grade team. Her students designed an app entitled "aah I'm mad." The team won Best in the State for a Middle School.  The contest was sponsored by Verizon.  The winning team was awarded $5000 to use in our school. Each team member received a Verizon tablet and a T-shirt.


Again, congratulations to the team members!

Christopher Saunders

Imanie Jean

Christopher Espinal

Joel Sandoval

Adam Mendez

Cindy Jimenez

Wanda Jaquez-Gomez

Ms. Fox 









On Tuesday, December 15, 2015 the students of Juniata Park presented their winter concert.  The performances were amazing! We want to thank Ms. Mewha, Ms. Rimando, and Ms. Tillman for all their hard work teaching our students to read music, play various instruments, and sing. The students truly enjoyed performing for us.


A special "shout out" to Justin Griggs for his moving performance of Rise Up.  Justin wrote and performed the song. He certainly had the audience's attention with his award-winning performance.  


Also a special thank you to Mr. Kohler's 4th grade class. His students learned to play the ukulele under his direction.  
















Juniata Park students are displaying their art work at City Hall.  Please make every effort to visit the City Hall Gallery located on the first floor.


Get started programming. Click Hour of Code. 


Our school library online catalog can be accessed at http://philasd.follettdestiny.com. 


Letters to Parents about Academic Interventions

Ticket to Read Introduction

Ticket to Read (English)

Ticket to Read (Spanish)

Think Central (English)

Think Central (Spanish)

Vmath (English)

Vmath (Spanish) 


Safe Websites for Students 





Box Tops for Education Program and The Campbell's Soup Labels for Education Program information. 



Our memorial garden is continuing to bloom throughout the season. Volunteers are needed to keep our garden beautiful. Please contact the school office if you are interested in helping.










Message from the Principal

Welcome to the Juniata Park Academy Website. We are excited about having the opportunity to showcase all the exciting projects that are taking place at our school. Our school is the shining star of Hunting Park Avenue! We have a diverse population of students who are eager to become productive citizens in a global world. Our staff and students have the most up to date technology at their fingertips. Classrooms are equipped with computers and Promethean boards (interactive white boards). We have so much to offer our community.


At Juniata Park Academy our staff realizes the importance of teaching the whole child. Today, more than ever young people need caring adults to help guide them through life's challenges. These caring adults are called mentors. They are parents, teachers, coaches, tutors, pastors and neighbors. They are the people who always take the time to listen, guide, support and help our young people. Who mentored you? I urge you to thank them and pass it on! Why not become a mentor? Our school is always seeking volunteers! I invite you to come and visit and lend us a helping hand.


Joan Richey 


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