Henry C Lea Pre-K to 8th
4700 Locust Street
Where Teachers Teach - Students Study - Parents Participate
Henry C. Lea
Principal Jennifer Duffy Welcomes all Parents and Students to the Lea Family
Stakeholders from the Lea Leadership Team, Teacher Leaders, our University partners Penn, Lea Home and School and Community Organizations are working on a proposal for the recently announced School Redesign Initiative.
We are seeking family members with children at Lea to volunteer as reviewers and evaluaters of this proposal. The proposal will impact all areas of operation at Lea including:
Please click the below banner for information on how to be a reviewer/evaluater and affectively have a say in how Lea will be run in the future.
Welcome to Lea's New Principal - Jennifer Duffy
Lea's current principal Dr. Sonya Harrison was recently promoted to a Assistant Superintendent position. The staff wishes her great success in her new job.
We now welcome our new Principal, Jennifer Duffy. She was most recently a Multilingual Manager at the School District of Philadelphia and considering the many countries represented at Lea we think she will be a great fit.
We are excited about continuing the success and progress already started this past year with our new leadership.
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.
Stephen Starr donates to Lea!
Stephen Starr has raised 100,000 dollars for Philadelphia schools with his Fork up a Buck program. Patrons who ate at one of his restaurants were asked to tip a buck to help schools. Henry C. Lea was one of three schools chosen to receive a donation. Lea School will receive a new computer lab! An event was held Tuesday, June 10th at Jones Restaurant which raised the biggest amount for the cause. Principal Dr. Harrison and two Lea students presented thank you speeches at the event. Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. Hite was in attendance as well.
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.
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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:
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