Parkway West High School 9 - 12

Dr. Kathleen McCladdie

48th Street & Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19139
Phone: 215-581-5510


Parkway West High School

Message from Principal Dr. Kathleen McCladdie

Welcome and thank you for visiting Parkway West High School on the World Wide Web!

We cannot hide that Parkway West Pride and we are, and continue to be, proud of our history and legacy as one of the special admission high schools in the School District of Philadelphia, as well as a long-standing treasure in the University City corridor.  Through the partnership and efforts of our staff, families, and the community, Parkway West has been able to offer our students a robust set of core and encore courses that prepare them for college, career, and life, which is complemented by an array of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and a successful athletic program.

As you navigate through our website, you will find general information about our vision, mission, and goals, as well as our academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, and athletic programs and activities.  Additionally, we encourage you to visit our website regularly as school events and other things that may be of interest to you will be shared here.  This website is a work in progress and as we strive to keep stakeholders from all of our school’s constituent groups abreast of the happenings and other key aspects of Parkway West, you can expect to see the site continuously expanding.

Thank you for taking the time to explore Parkway West High School – Home of the Hoyas!


Kathleen Y. McCladdie, Ed.D.

Principal, Parkway West High School 

Points of Pride

  • Urban Education Academy that prepares students for careers in Early Childhood Education and Teaching and provides an industry standard certification, the Child Development Associate (CDA), as well as college credits
  • Caring and Committed Faculty
  • Personalized Learning Opportunities
  • Advanced Placement Course Offerings: English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, U.S. Government & Politics, Environmental Science
  • Public League Championship Athletic Teams in Basketball, Softball, and Volleyball
  • University Partnerships with Bryn Mawr College, Drexel University, St. Joseph’s University, and University of Pennsylvania
  • Community Partnerships with Philadelphia Academies Inc. and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service

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Have you checked your child's grades

You can check your child's grades online.  Go to the School Ditrict of Philadelphia's website. Go to the section labeled parents. If you need assistance please call the school.

Have you checked your child's grades online