Henry C Lea Pre-K to 8th

Jennifer Duffy

4700 Locust Street
Philadelphia PA 19139
Phone: 215-471-2915

Where Teachers Teach - Students Study - Parents Participate

Henry C. Lea

Principal's Corner



Principal Jennifer Duffy Welcomes all Parents and Students to the Lea Family



Don't Forget Your Opportunity to Place Your Name in History and Support Lea by Purchasing a Brick or other Permanent Display in the Transformation of Our School Yard





June 1st is the Deadline for Signing Up



Naming Campaign Brick Dedication Flyer



Naming Campaign Full Offer Flyer 



 For More Information Click Link Below











Welcome to Lea from Principal Jennifer Duffy


We Welcome You to the Lea FAMI-Lea


As an introduction please view our welcome video posted on the link below.  We hope this tells you how special we think our FAMI-Lea members are and hope you will join us if you have not already. 



School Welcome Video  





       Proud Accomplishments                                 

  • Multiple iPraxis Science Fair Winner          
  • Active Garden for 15 Years         
  • Community School After School Program and Freedom School Summer Program           
  • Visual Arts Program (Picasso Grant Winner)
  • Mac Book Laptops (6th, 7th and 8th Grades)
  • Mac Book Laptops (3rd, 4th, 5th Grades)
  • Desktops in Each Classroom
  • Smart Boards Utilized in all classrooms  K - 8 
  • Completely Redesigned Library with Smartboard
  • New Computer Lab with Smartboard
  • Awarded Muhammad Ali Peace Garden Grant
  • Awarded RecycleBank Green Schools Grant
  • Awarded Whole Foods "Whole Kids" Gardening Grant
  • Participated in Community Design Collaborative Green School Yard Charrette
  • PECO Green Region Grant Recipient
  • Awarded Philadelphia Water Department SMIP, (Stormwater Management Incentive Program), Grant
  • Re-Location Site for Hamels Foundation Playland (orginally at The Wilson School)
  • University of Pennsylvania Partnership School
  • Support for 30+ Years by Garden Court Community Association through its Education Committee
  • Supported by Walnut Hill Community Association 
  • Full Time Music Instruction (Vocal)
  • Full Time Art Instruction
  • Full Time Spanish Instruction
  • School Day Instrument Instruction (String, Brass and Woodwind)
  • Settlement Music School After School Orchestra and Band Program
  • SPARK Apprenticeship Program Site
  • Recipient of 2014 Steven Starr Grant for New Computer Lab
  • WePAC Library Program Location
  • Lea students part of All City Middle School Choir


Literacy is the Focus






Parents - It is important to stress literacy at home and prepare your child for the educational rigor that the classroom teacher will be providing in that setting.  We request your support in pushing your student beyond the levels they think are their limits. Please see our Curriculum page for more information.



Please check our About Us page for documents you can download and print  in preparation to enroll your child. 


Note: The Registration Requirements page will list the documents you need to bring to the school with you.  You can also click on the School Finder link to determine which school catchment you live in. 





Partnership Updates

Lea has developed a School Yard Greening Master Plan with the support and consultation of West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools, and the program was facilitated by the Community Design Collaborative.  The school participated in a full day Design Charrette which included Students, Teachers, Parents, Administration, and the Community, to come up with a design which will support functions at the school and present a place for the community to enjoy when school is not in session.  


Click Link Below for Plan Details:


WPCNS, Community, Students and Parents thank you for your support!


 Clip on Banner Below for Current Collaborations Between Penn and the Lea School


If you are interested in enrolling at Lea please call the main office at 215-471-2915 or download forms from our website.





If you are concerned about test scores, understand that Lea has a English Language Learner population which represents 25 countries and speaks 25 languages.  Along with our special education population this affects the test scores.  See below video:










Help Our School by Bringing in Your Box Tops 

These Are Just Some of the Brands Which Can Be Used





Click the Link Below to See the Participating Products