William H. Loesche Elementary School

Victoria Velazquez

595 Tomlinson Ave
Philadelphia PA 19116
Phone: 215.961.2000

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

William Loesche Elementary School

Message from the Principal


Welcome to Loesche Elementary School!  I am proud to say that we are the most amazing elementary school in the city of Philadelphia! William H. Loesche Elementary School prides ourselves in preparing students to be life-long learners and future leaders.  Our students are hardworking, dedicated and exhibit behaviors that support the school theme that all "Loesche Learners are Leaders!"

Loesche is an elementary school that is located in the Somerton neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia at Bustleton Ave. and Tomlinson Rd. Currently, there are over 30 languages that are spoken at Loesche. We love to learn about each other and our different cultures, which is an amazing experience.

There are many exciting things in store for the 2013-2014 school year, continuation of the Loesche Sponsor a Smart Board Program, the return of Fun Day, Spirit Day, a Science Bus visit to Loesche for 4th and 5th graders, Principal 200 Club "golden tickets" for Positive School Wide Behavior, and many more things to come throughout the year.
At Loesche, we are partners with the community.  We urge parents and caregivers to become involved in the Home and School Association and the neighborhood Somerton Civic Association to ensure we model for our students to be active participants in our community. 

I am grateful for your support of the Loesche Elementary School Community, and the opportunities your support provides for our students. 


Thank you,

Victoria Velazquez, Principal


Points of Pride

  • Outstanding academic opportunities
  • Safe environment
  • Top Ranked School in First in Math 2012-2013
  • Top Ranked School in First in Math 2011-2012
  • One Million Sticker School in First in Math for 2012 (Only 51 of 5,000 participating schools received this distinction.)
  • Activity Works Recognized School for Student Fitness and Performance 2012
  • 2011 Made AYP
  • 2011 Top Scoring School In Pennsylvania for the 2011 Bullying Academy sponsored by Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation and the Guardian Angels
  • Musical Performing Ensembles:

         3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Choir


         -Loesche String Ensemble

         -Loesche Wind Ensemble

  • Sponsor a Smart Board program
  • School Wide Behavior Support Program

    -Principals 200 Club

    -Golden Ticket Winners

  • Over 30 Languages spoken by students and families

  • Award Winning Teachers

  • Russian Math Program

  • Full Functioning Library

  • Community Volunteers

  • Extra Curricular Clubs

  • Student of The Month Award

  • Perfect Attendance Award

  • First In Math State Winners

  • Active Home and School Association:

    -Mother's Day Plant Sale

    -Book Fair

    -Holiday Shoppe

    -Fall and Spring Dances

  •  Support of Local Charities:

    -Breast Cancer

    -March of Dimes

    -Autism Society of America

    -Ronald McDonald House





Victoria Velazquez, Principal



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