Henry C Lea Pre-K to 8th
4700 Locust Street
Where Teachers Teach - Students Study - Parents Participate
Henry C. Lea
Message from Principal Dr. Sonya Harrison
The focus of all staff at Lea School is to provide a high quality education for our students. Our educators are dedicated to provide an environment where children feel motivated to learn and reach their full potential. We believe that every child has the ability to achieve excellence.
The same approach used for our general population is applied to our Special Education and English as Second Language Learners programs. We feel whatever barriers a child has, none are insurmountable and all deserve the opportunities that a great education affords.
The 21st century is a dynamic time and Lea is dedicated to providing a dynamic education for all our students.
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.
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:
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Help Our School by Bringing in Your Box Tops
These Are Just Some of the Brands Which Can Be Used
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