Penn Alexander School K-8
4209 Spruce St.
Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.
Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander
Welcome to Penn Alexander School
The Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School is the result of a historic partnership among the University of Pennsylvania, the School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers to build a model university-assisted, K-8 public school for West Philadelphia children. Befitting this “first” public-private partnership, the school was named for Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, a distinguished graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a woman of many “firsts.” Founded in 2001 at 43rd and Locust Streets in Philadelphia, the school is dedicated to providing high-quality public education to neighborhood children through a child-centered, research-based program. Located in a diverse West Philadelphia community, the Penn Alexander School serves approximately 550 neighborhood students.
Visit our News & Events page for information about what's happening at PAS.
Learn about the PAS Science Fair
Visit our Middle School Homework website
Learn about the School District of Philadelphia's Parent Volunteer policy
Visit our HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
News from TECHNOLOGY AT PAS
The 2015 - 2016 PAS STUDENT HANDBOOK
The Penn Partnership
In June 1998, the University of Pennsylvania, School District of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers announced an unprecedented commitment to public education: the creation of an exemplary PreK-8 neighborhood public school. The Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School was developed with the participation of parents, teachers, university faculty, community members, and neighborhood groups. The school was named for Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, a distinguished graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. To read more about her, please visit the biography page.
Located on a five-acre campus site, this unique public school has already been hailed as a “gold standard” by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities for bringing the most effective, research-proven educational practices into the classroom.
Penn’s partnership with PAS is a campus-wide endeavor. The University subsidizes the school with an operating contribution of $1330 per student—an amount that helps to keep the student-teacher ratio low (18:1 for kindergarten and 24:1 for grades 1-8).
PHOTO GALLERIES ARE BACK !
Check in to see the latest photos of school events as well as the photo galleries from past years. We are working to bring all of our photo albums back online.
Penn Alexander General School Enrollment Policies
Penn Alexander wins Middle School Science category at Intel Schools of Distinction Awards
University of Pennsylvania Partnership School