Henry C. Lea Elementary School Pre-K to 8th

ShaVon Savage

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

The Lea School Community is dedicated to building creative spaces where critical citizens are inspired and empowered to change the world. We believe all students can learn.

Henry C. Lea Elementary School

Message from the Principal

Hello Lea Families,


Interim reports were sent home by some teachers in the Lea Express on Friday, October 14th, and will be sent home by remaining teachers on Monday, October 17th.  Please be sure to ask your student(s) for their interim reports.


Lea was recently featured in the Philadelphia Tribune.  You can access the story about the school here and a separate article about two of our stellar students here


The Lea Express has been posted in the "News & Events" section.  If you did not recieve a copy, you may access it there.  Please notify your child's teacher if you didn't get a physical copy on Friday, Octoboer 14th.  


Our first Home and School Association (HSA) meeting will be this Tuesday, October 18th, from 5-6 PM in the Lea Library.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Please join us for our first Parent Book Club!  The link to the informational flyer can be found here


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 215-471-2915.  


ShaVon Savage, Principal 



Points of Pride

  • Awarded Muhammad Ali Peace Garden Grant (2012)
  • Awarded RecycleBank Green Schools Grant (2012)
  • Awarded Whole Foods "Whole Kids" Gardening Grant
  • Participated in Community Design Collaborative Green School Yard Charrette (2012)
  • PECO Green Region Grant Recipient
  • Awarded Philadelphia Water Department Stormwater Management Incentive Program Grant (2014)
  • Re-Location Site for Hamels Foundation Playland (orginally at The Wilson School) (2014)
  • Awarded TD Bank "Green Streets" Grant (2015)
  • Recipient of  Steven Starr Grant for New Computer Lab (2014)
  • Greening Lea Winner of Best Public Project at the Excellence in GSI Awards (Sustainable Business Network) (2016)

Student and Family Handbook

2016-2017 Lea Student and Family Handbook