Eliza Butler Kirkbride K-8

Rebecca O. Julien

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!

2015-2016 School Year

Dear Kirkbride Community,

I hope you all enjoyed a safe and wonderful summer! We look forward to welcoming our students on Tuesday, September 8, for the start to the 2015-2016 school year for our students in Pre-K, and Grades 1-8. We will welcome our kindergarten students on Thursday, September 17.
Please continue to check the Web site for beginning of the year updates and events. You should use this site as a resource throughout the year to stay connected to the Kirkbride teachers, staff and community.

Principal Julien 



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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Principal Julien

Rebecca Julien is honored to serve as the new principal at the Kirkbride School for the 2015-2016 school year. Mrs. Julien has spent her entire career working in Philadelphia public schools, and it is with great pride that she will serve as a leader in the Kirkbride Community.


This year, Mrs. Julien will focus her leadership on cultivating strong INSTRUCTION, COLLABORATION and COMMUNITY as the foundation for her vision for student achievement and community success. She is most excited about meeting the talented students and committed families that are dedicated to the success of our school.


Please join Mrs. Julien on the evening of September 17 or the morning of September 18 for a "Meet-the-Principal" event. More information will be sent home with students during the first week of school, and details will also be added to our Web site soon.




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!  Kirkbride 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.