Samuel W. Pennypacker K - 5

Tamika Gilliam

1858 E. Washington Ln
Philadelphia PA 19138
Phone: 215-276-5271

S. W. Pennypacker

S. W. Pennypacker

Our Vision

The Samuel W. Pennypacker School vision is to instill in children a lifelong love of learning so that they will become contributing members of society. We will carry forth with our teaching so that all students perform at the proficient and advanced level or work. Our school will provide consistent, academic instruction so that students can continue to learn while in a safe, nurturing environment. The Pennypacker School will prepare students to be academically successful through high expectations and the belief that all students can learn and remain life-long learners. They learn in a clean, safe environment with a staff that views all children as equal and who share equally in Pennypacker's resources. We recognize and value the potential in all of our students and are guided by the following principles:

- Every student can learn
- We have high expectations for all of our students
- Our students will be life long learners
- Teachers are advocates for children
- Families, the community, and the school are partners

All stakeholders share in the above beliefs, responsibilities and goals so that at the Pennypacker School No Child Will Be Left Behind.

Our Mission


The Samuel W. Pennypacker School offers an educational and nurturing environment which creates an atmosphere conducive to learning and achieving.  Our mission is to enable each child to reach his/her full potential across the curriculum and to encourage every child to respect themselves, each other and their community.  We will use the Core Curriculum and Coordinating Documents as our guide and elicit the support of our parents, community leaders and outside resources.  Together we will develop and accept the legal and moral responsibilities of providing the best education for every student.  We believe that all children can learn and achieve at Proficient and Advanced levels.  Our mission is to prepare our children to live full lives within the global community, to embrace and enjoy many cultures and to become proud, productive and responsible citizens.

Who is S. W. Pennypacker

Our school was named after S.W. Pennypacker.


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