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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 wonderful learning opportunities that are planned for this school year and look forward to working with you and your children to make those opportunities a reality!  Our staff is ready to instruct the students using the Common Core Curriculum in a rigorous and meaningful way.  Your continued support is essential to making this year a successful one for all students!

We invite you to become involved with the program at Emlen School and to serve as a volunteer in whatever area you are able. Together we will make a difference in the lives of our children.


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.


Important Reminders:

***Kindergarten Open House*** will be held on March 6th, 2018 from 10:15-12:00.  Please join us to learn about the expectations for kindergarten as well as the policies and procedures of Emlen.

Parents we are still in need of your Spring Parent Surveys.  These can be accessed at the site.  Every household needs to fill out a survey for EVERY student.  You will need your child’s student ID number (they will know this as their lunch number).  If your child cannot remember it, please contact your child’s teacher. They will be able to assist you.

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 9:00 am and 12:00 pm Monday through Friday.

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