Results from the School District’s recent Feedback Survey for Fall 2020 Re-opening are now available here.

Have a new thought or idea about the upcoming school year that you haven’t yet shared? Go to, click on Feedback Form and share them with us there!

Important Dates:

The School District — including all offices and summer school programs — will be closed on Friday, July 3.

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Preparing Today’s Students to Become Tomorrow’s Leaders

Message from Our Principal

Updated Message from Principal Thomas:  May 1, 2020

Emlen School and the School District of Philadelphia is committed to working together with students and families to create the best possible learning experience for our students for the rest of the  academic school year.  Our teachers and staff are working hard each day to deliver on-line direct instruction and offer individual Office Hours so that you can stay connected with your child’s teacher during these unprecedented times.

ALL students should have received a Chromebook from the school or district office to help support your child’s digital learning experience. Through Google Classroom/ Meet, teachers  will be providing a variety of educational activities and lessons in Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health/PE, Art and Computers each week. Starting May 4, 2020 all lessons provided  will be graded and  daily attendance will  be taken. Participation is key to help prepare your child for the next grade. We remain committed to aligning student work to grade level standards, engaging grade level material, providing online feedback and communication to students and their families on progress and completion of learning tasks. This 3rd Marking Period will continue until the end of the current school year.

As a reminder, you are responsible for taking care of your chromebook and providing a quiet space for your child to engage with their teacher during online learning. Please follow the “Virtual Norms” that have been set by the teacher and reach out to him/her during the posted Office Hours for additional support.  Our school buildings are closed but you can always get the latest  updates at the School District’s website at and the Emlen School’s website.  Please stay safe during this challenging time—we remain #EmlenStrong!

Stay safe, stay well, be encouraged and stay home!!!! ~ Principal Thomas

Our Mission

The  mission of Emlen Elementary School  is to successfully transition our students to  Middle School and beyond.  Our goal is to prepare  today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Our Vision

At Emlen Elementary School all students will experience grade level curriculum aligned to content standards. Teachers will analyze and use data for action planning and to to drive instruction.  Members of our school community will create a culture of learning and collaboration in order to best meet the needs of ALL of our students.

Important Reminders:

Parents please see important information regarding the End of the Year Changes to Chromebook Drop-offs and Report Card Distribution!!!

  • Parents and students will be responsible for all Chromebooks that are distributed.  If a Chromebook is lost, stolen, or broken while in your care you will be responsible for its replacement.  You will not receive a new one.


SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN — FINAL STAGES…Parents and Guardians please view here IMPORTANT

Important Update Regarding the Coronavirus.

Please check out some important information from Mrs. Seltzer, our Emlen School Counselor!

We want to hear what you have to say!  Please take a moment to review our School Improvement Plan and tell us what you think.

Please click here to view to see Emlen School’s Uniform

Emlen’s School Day is from 8:20-3:00.  ALL daycares and parents MUST be on time in picking up your children from school.

All Emergency Contact Forms MUST provide the name of the person(s) allowed to pick your child up from school. A picture ID is required (from everyone) when picking students up from school.

Students should report to the school yard by 8:15am and will be marked late after 8:30am.

If you are interested in registering your child for any grade at Emlen Elementary, please review the “Registration Information” and bring your documents to the office between the hours of 10:00 am and 1:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Do you know a child who will be 5 before September 1, 2020?  It’s time for KINDERGARTEN!!!

Breakfast and Lunch is served FREE to ALL students EVERYDAY.

Students will not be given an Early Dismissal after 2:30.  Please adhere to this policy.