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Preparing today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Message from Our Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:

Welcome to the School District of Philadelphia and to Emlen School. We are excited about the many opportunities that are planned for this school year and look forward to working with each of you as we help each other learn and grow.  Your support is essential to a successful year and we hope that you take advantage of the many programs that our school has to offer.  Emlen School is a place where we truly feel that “Our Parents are our Partners” and our students strive for excellence.


Tammy Thomas, M.ED.


Our Mission

The mission of Emlen Elementary School is to prepare students for middle school and beyond in an environment that values education and respects differences.

Our Vision

Emlen Elementary School’s Focus is to provide a stimulating educational experience for all students while preparing them for college and career readiness.  We strive to have an effective leader in every classroom and empower students to be active participants in their day to day learning.

Important Reminders:

The First Day of School for ALL students Pre-K-5 is Monday, August 27, 2018.

Emlen School has a New Uniform for the 2018-2019 School Year!

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.

Back to School Night: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 5:00 –  7:00pm.  Come Meet your Child’s Teacher!

Parents our After School Activities will be starting in October.

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.

The First Day of School for ALL students Pre-K-5 is Monday, August 27, 2018.

Please join us on September 13th at 4:00pm for the New School Yard Fiesta Project Dedication!  There will be a Free T-Shirt Giveaway, Water Ice and Pretzels, and a DJ!  Back to School Night will be immediately following from 5:00 to 7:00pm

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.  Registration for the New School Year will begin again August 6, 2018

Do you know a child who will be 5 before September 1, 2018?  It’s time for KINDERGARTEN!!!

Breakfast and Lunch is served FREE to ALL students EVERYDAY.