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

Good evening Lea Families,


The Henry C. Lea Elementary School will be open tomorrow, Monday, November 7th.  The building is safe, clean and ready to receive students, and we look forward to their return.


As you know, a small fire broke out in the second floor boys bathroom this past Friday, November 4th.  No injuries were reported.  The Philadelphia Fire Department responded promptly and put the fire out. The school was evacuated and as a precaution the school was closed for the remainder of the day.  All school children and staff were moved to the nearby West Philadelphia High School, where they were dismissed.  The cause of the fire continues to be under investigation and the 2nd floor boys bathroom will remain closed until further notice.


Thank you to our students, teachers and staff for their prompt and appropriate response to this emergency, and thank you to our Lea Families for being patient and responsive.  If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Main Office at 215-471-2915.


Best regards,


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