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Southwark School

A Community School


Southwark School was designated a City of Philadelphia community school in 2016. 

After extensive outreach and feedback collection led by the community school coordinator and assisted by the community school committee, the following priorities were identified for the school.

Top priorities

  • Increase supports for immigrant families, refugee families, and community members
  • Increase social and emotional health services for students
  • Increase community supports and programs for academics (with a literacy emphasis)
  • Align partners and resources to strengthen the school environment (including school climate and behavior plan)

Secondary priorities

  • Increase after-school and extracurricular programming
  • Improve communication between the school and families
  • Support development of a guided recess program
  • Increase opportunities for structured physical activity during recess


1835 S. 9th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
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