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

ShaVon Savage

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

We believe all students can learn.

Henry C. Lea Elementary School

Message from the Principal

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year at Henry C. Lea Elementary School!


Registration for new students will begin on Monday, August 22nd at 9 AM.  Families may come to Lea to register their students between 9 AM-12 PM and 1 PM-3 PM each weekday except Friday, September 2nd and Monday, September 5th.


School for students in Head Start and in Grades 1-8 begins on Wednesday, September 7th.  School for Kindergarten students will begin on Wednesday, September 14th.  


Breakfast will be served from 8:00-8:20 AM.  After breakfast, students will assemble in the school yard to greet their teachers.   If it is raining, students in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade should report to the Auditorium; students in grades 4 and 5 should report to Cafeteria A; and students in grades 6-8 should report to Cafeteria B.  School will begin at 8:30 AM and end at 3:09 PM.


The uniform for this year will be a navy blue collared shirt, tan or khaki pants, knee-length skirts or knee-length shorts, and black rubber soled shoes.  The gym uniform is either a red or white t-shirt, navy blue sweatpants or knee-length gym shorts, and black sneakers.  Uniform items can be purchased at the store or vendor of your choice.


I look forward to serving as your Principal and want to extend a warm welcome to you and your family.  I am grateful for the opportunity to join The Lea Community.


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


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)