Lankenau High School 9-12

Karen Dean

201 Spring Lane
Philadelphia PA 19128
Phone: 215-487-4465

Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.

Lankenau High School

Important Information From Superintendent

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Lankenau Takes First Place

Lankenau students competing in this year's Envirathon took home first place in "Land and Soil". Congratulations to these students and their teachers. 


Lankenau Recognized As One Of The Top 85 Schools In The State

Lankenau was recognized as one of the top 85 schools in the state. Please click on the link below to read article:

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Lankenau Recognized By US News and World Reports For The FIFTH YEAR!!



This details how this school compares to others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Lankenau High School is ranked 68th within Pennsylvania. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Lankenau High School is 96 percent. The student body makeup is 50 percent male and 50 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 99 percent. Lankenau High School is 1 of 48 high schools in the School District of Philadelphia.

How You Can Help

If you or your organization would like to help contribute to the restoration of our school grounds, please click on the following link: 

Lankenau High School Spirit

The video found below was constructed by students to express their feelings, and the impact that the damge has had on our school.


From a Setback to a Comeback

Many of you covered the story of the damage and devastation at Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School last week.  We genuinely appreciate your help in raising awareness of our vandalism.  We need your help again.


On the nights of February 15th and 16th vandals destroyed the grounds of Lankenau High School. Our school grounds were destroyed by vehicles, uprooting most of our grass, all of our gardens and creating significant track divots all through the property. This action has taken a toll on our staff, students, and neighboring community. Over the past five years, our school has put time into building gardens and other floral arrangements around the property. The purpose of this letter is to inform you about our online donation site.


As we continue to move forward in our rebuilding process, we are going to work on receiving grants and manpower to help restore the land. We are accepting financial donations, gift cards, volunteers, landscapers and construction workers with heavy machinery. Several individual businesses and nonprofit organizations in the community have already stepped in and contributed toward our rebuilding process. Additionally, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has come in and offered services and materials, we have received a donation from Elmer Kingkiner of Kingkiner Tree Service,  Michael Labetti of “Labetti Associates”, and Ray Pierce of “C&R Outdoor Services”.  Also our friendly neighbors have joined in our battle.  We greatly appreciate all of their help in contributing toward our rebuilding process! For our land to be  regrading and seeding, the cost is estimated to be about $25,000 to $30,000 worth of work. To restore the gardens will take an additional estimated cost of $12,000.  We  would like to inform you that we now have an online site available for donations through the Philadelphia Horticultural Society, and individuals who would like to donate in a monetary way, this is the vehicle we have.


There is more good news.  We are determined to rebuild and your help will make that possible.  Please consider a donation.


Thank you for your time and attention

Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School Student Body

201 Spring Lane



Lankenau Open House Information:

The documents below will provide information on our open house

Parent and Student 2015-16 Handbook

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Inclement Weather Information:

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

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Important Summer Updates

To locate a Uniform order form, please click on Policies, then click on Uniform Policy and scroll to the bottom of the page.

To locate summer reading assignments, please click on News and Events and select your child's graduation year.

Message from the Principal

Welcome to Lankenau High School!  We are on the brink of many new and exciting changes that will help make this high school year one of success and achievement.

Lankenau is an off-site, special-admissions program for students who thrive in a small, family-like environment.  We are a high school of approximately 350 students and staff, located in the hills of Upper Roxborough on a scenic campus, far away from the pressures of city living.  We have often been called "The Country Campus for the College Bound."  That is a fitting description of our physical setting--and we do expect every student to go to college.

All students are transported from their neighborhoods to our front door.  Our student body is serious and goal-directed, maintaining an average daily attendance of over 90%.  We are proud of our students and believe that each one can achieve at high levels.

We have high expectations for student learning and achievement within a safe and supportive environment.


Mrs. Karen Dean
Lankenau High School
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