Eliza Butler Kirkbride K-8

Victoria Magness, Ed.D.

1501 S. 7th Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
Phone: 215-952-6214

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

Eliza B. Kirkbride

Welcome to Kirkbride School's Website!

Message from the Principal

Dearest Students, Parents, and Community:

I have been privileged to have had 15 amazingly successful years at Kirkbride Elementary School. It is with gratitude that I look back. I entered a profession dedicated to assisting young people achieve their potential, to revealing or finding their best selves. With the help and support of caring parents and the entire community, I have been able to do just that. As I leave it, I am taking many of you with me. You will live on in my memories and I'll always remember your trust, kindness, and expressions of love.

With humble and sincere gratitude,
Dr. Magness


Estimados estudiantes, padres y comunidad:

He tenido el privilegio de haber estado 15 años increíblemente exitosos en la Escuela Primaria Kirkbride. Es con gratitud que miro hacia atrás. Entré en una profesión dedicada a ayudar a los jóvenes a alcanzar su potencial, y a exteriorizar o descubrir lo mejor de si mismos. Con la ayuda y el apoyo de padres cariñosos y de toda la comunidad, he sido capaz de hacer esto precisamente.  Me voy llevándome a muchos de ustedes conmigo. Ustedes vivirán en mis recuerdos y siempre recordare, su confianza, amabilidad y expresiones de amor.

Con humildad y sincera gratitud,
Dr. Magness


Important Dates

Tue, Jun 2
Lunch with Principal- Gr K
Wed, Jun 3
12:09pm Student Dismissal
Thu, Jun 4
Lunch with Principal- Gr 1
Fri, Jun 5
Kirkbride Blue/Gold Jamboree Play Day
Mon, Jun 8
Lunch with Principal- Gr 2
Tue, Jun 9
Lunch with Principal- Gr 3
Wed, Jun 10
Lunch with Principal- Gr 4
Thu, Jun 11
Parent Appreciation Breakfast, 10:00am
Fri, Jun 12
Lunch with Principal- Gr 5
Mon, Jun 15
Lunch with Principal- Gr 6
Tue, jun 16Lunch with Principal- Gr 7 & 8
Wed, Jun 17
8th Grade Closing Exercise, 9:30am
Thu, Jun 18 Last School Day (before Summer Break) for Students
Mon, Sep 7 Schools Closed- Labor Day
Tue, Sep 8First School Day (after Summer Break) for Pre-Kindergarten, Head Start, Bright Futures and Grades 1-12
Wed, Sep 16First School Day (after Summer Break) for Kindergarten
From The Principal's Desk:

Have a wonderful and safe summer.

Always in my thoughts!!

 Dr. Magness


Study Island

All students in grades 3-8 should log on to Study Island and  practice the skills and strategies on the PSSA. 


What is Ticket To Read?

Ticket to Read lets your students practice important
reading skills at school, home, or the library--anywhere
they can get on the web.  Students can work independently on reading skills. Exciting texts, continuous feedback, and opportunities to earn points for prizes makes Ticket to Read your student-friendly ticket to success. 


Please log on to Ticket to Read and practice your reading skills. 



Kirkbride Selected Best Practices School-Wide for Students with Autism

Congratulations to Ms. Visco and Ms. Cahill and their support staff! The Office of Specialized Instructional Services has selected Kirkbride's Autistic Support Program as model autistic support classrooms for best practices.

Ms. Cahill's Blog informs parents and teachers about the benefits of research studies. 


Kirkbride Named Best Practices School

School District of Philadelphia rewards Best Practices at schools, programs and offices. 


Kirkbride received the Best Practices Award and Best Program for Fast Forword Computerized Reading Intervention.  Read more....


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Dr. Magness & Students 


In 2015, Kirkbride was recognized by the state of Pennsylvania as a National Title 1 Distinguished School for making High Progress and Closing the Achievement Gap.


Kirkbride Recognized as a Keystone School in 2012-2013 School Year

Congratulations!  Our principal, Dr. Magness was honored for our school's achievement by the Department of Education with a Keystone Achievement Award in recognition for the school's outstanding academic performance.


Dr. Magness received a blue and gold keystone shaped placard, from Pennsylvania Deputy Secretary of Education Diane Castlebuono.