William H. Loesche Elementary School

Sherin Philip Kurian

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

Dear Parents/Guardians of the Loesche Family,


It is with extreme excitement, passion and humility that I write my first letter as the new principal of William H. Loesche Elementary School.  It is my privilege and honor to join such a wonderful community. I look forward to partnering with each of you to ensure that our students are provided with the best opportunities possible.  I have spent the last few days working closely with Principal Velazquez and the staff to be fully assimilated to our school.  Victoria Velazquez worked tirelessly for the students, staff and community members of Loesche, and her contributions will live on.  Her compassion, intelligence and leadership have helped shape Loesche into a school full of leaders.  She will be missed in the Loesche community, and we wish her success in her future endeavors.  She has established a strong foundation for us to build on. With your support, we can transition smoothly into the new school year and make greater strides.  


I am committed to ensuring that our students receive the highest quality of education possible in a safe and supporting learning environment.   My experiences working in the Multilingual Office with students and families will help serve as a bridge in a community so richly diverse.  In addition, my experiences as an Assistant Principal as well as many other leadership roles have equipped me with skills that will help ease the transition. 


As educators, parents, and community members, it is our responsibility to ensure that we are providing our children with the resources and skill set to succeed in this world.  We have many of the finest teachers and many of the most involved parents in the district. Let us collectively strive to foster a culture of learning, safety and excellence.  I look forward to working with all of you as we embark on this journey together.  


Loesche Elementary School holds a special place in our family, as my husband is a proud graduate, and to this day still talks about his time here. I will work hard to ensure each one of our students will look back at their time at Loesche with the same fond memories.
Sherin Philip Kurian, Principal




 Kindergarten Registration 

Dates: January 20- May 29, 2015
For more information please click on the links below… 



STEM Summer Program for Students 

This is a well managed, free, 3 week, hands on STEM program for students city wide who have completed 3rd, 4th or 5th grade. Parents must register online a nd it fills up quickly. This is the 3rd year the program has run in Philadelphia and will run July 20 - August 7 at E. W. Rhodes Elementary School. 
The link to get more information and for parents to apply is: 


Sherin Philip Kurian, Principal



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