Henry C Lea Pre-K to 8th
4700 Locust Street
Where Teachers Teach - Students Study - Parents Participate
Henry C. Lea
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Message from Principal Dr. Lisa Bell-Chiles
The focus of all staff at Lea is to provide a high quality education. This mindset is evident from Pre-K through 8th Grade. Our educators are dedicated to provide an environment where children feel motivated to achieve their highest goals. We believe that every child has the potential for excellence.
The same approach used for our general population is applied to the Special Education, and English as a Second Language Learners. We feel whatever barriers a child has, none are insurmountable and all deserve the opportunities a great education affords.
The 21st century is a dynamic time and Lea is dedicated to providing a dynamic education for all our students.
Dr. Lisa Bell-Chiles received her Ed.D at the Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University. She taught mathematics and career education in the Cheltenham School District. In her dissertation research she investigated how small group instruction, and positive techniques could motivate third and fourth graders to achieve in an afterschool reading program. Dr. Bell-Chiles has extensive experience as an elementary, secondary school teacher, and district administrator, K-12. Prior to working at the Lea school, Dr. Bell-Chiles was an Assistant Principal and an Administrative Assistant to the Regional Superintendent at the Gratz Cluster. She worked in public schools as a primary mathematics teacher. She also taught students of special needs in public schools and at two psychiatric facilities in the Fort Washington , Pennsylvania, area.
The Arts at Lea
Lea's First Choral Spring Concert was Performed on March 13
The students received rave reviews from the audience of their peers.
Since the concert Lea's Choir has doubled in size.
Note: Video Is In Flash Format
Full Concert Video Attached Below
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:
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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