Bayard Taylor Elementary K-5

Mrs. D. Drossner

3698 N. Randolph Street
Philadelphia PA 19140
Phone: 215-227-4435

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

Bayard Taylor School

Message from the Principal


Welcome to Taylor School! I am Mrs. Drossner, principal. I anticipate an exciting year of learning. I hope you are as excited to learn as I am. We will do whatever it takes to to ensure the success of all our students!



Mrs. D. Drossner 



Points of Pride

  • IMS School (Instructional Management School)
    • 2 classrooms, science lab and IMC equipped with Interactive Promethian Boards
  • Gifted Support Services
  • EC Clubs
    • Tennis
    • First in Math
    • TCDME (Taylor Community Dance and Music Ensamble)
    • Chess
    • Scrabble
    • Homework
    • Tutoring
  • Staff nominees/recipients of prestgious honors
  • Stable dedicated staff
  • Philadelphia Cares Day, Martin Luther King Day of Service
  • Reading First/Children's Literacy Initiative
  • Model Bilingual Spanish Kindergarten
  • City Year Volunteers for 9 years
  • Extra-Curricular Activities for students in all grades
  • Student Enrichment Programs
    • Power Hour
    • First in Math
    • Earobics
  • 100 Book Challenge, Read to Me, Literacy and Math intervention programs
  • TCDME- Taylor Community Dance and Music Ensamble (21years)
  • Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts
  • K-5 Bilingual Spanish Program
  • Home and School Association
  • Congresso de Latinos Unidos after-school program

Taylor School building

Bayard Taylor School



Important Dates

  • September 2-3 - Staff only
  • September 4 - First day of school for grades 1-12 
  • September 4-10 - Kindergarten and Prekindergarten parent/teacher conferences
  • September 11 - First day for Kindergarten and Prekindergarten
  • September 17 - Half day dismissal
  • September 30 - School holiday in observance of Rosh Hashana
  • October 1 - School holiday in observance of Rosh Hashana
  • October 13 - School holiday in observance of Columbus Day
  • October 22 - Half day dismissal
  • November 4 - No school for students/staff only
  • November 11 - School holiday in observance of Veterans' Day
  • November 19 - Half day dismissal
  • November 27-28 - Thanksgiving Holiday

For complete listing of district events, please visit the District Calendar.




Taylor Students Participate in World Math Day

The World Math Day challenge involves students from all over the world playing against each other in real-time battles of mental arithmetic using the Live Mathletics and VmathLive PLAY game engine.

On March 5th, more than three-quarters of a million students participated in World Math Day and set a new world record for the most math questions answered in a day. By participating in the competition to answer the most math questions correctly, students from more than 100 countries answered a total of 182,455,169 questions, quickly eclipsing this year's 50 million question goal and shattering last year's record of 38,904,275.

View our students in action