Philly K-8 Public Schools Open House List

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by Baiyina Brown


It’s that time of year again.. time for parents to start thinking about schools for their soon-to-be kindergartners, high schoolers, and in-betweeners who need a change.  Philly is brimming with schools, but therein lies a challenge… how do parents navigate the Philly school landscape?


Our recommendation is that you begin with your local catchment school.  You can search for which one your address would send you to here.  Many School District of Philadelphia schools offer parent groups, tours, and open houses.  If you don’t see one listed, call your school and ask if there are opportunities to visit.


This list was started by families in the Northwest section of Philadelphia, so it definitely ‘leans’ that way.  If you have a school you’d like to add to our list, please leave the website and dates in the comments.


Amy NW

6000 Ridge Avenue

Philadelphia PA 19128

Phone: 215-487-7600

Open Houses:


*Call to schedule a tour.


Bache Martin Elementary

22nd and Brown Streets

Philadelphia PA 19130

Phone: 215-684-5074

Kindergarten Open Houses:

November 5, 2015 8:45am

March 2016 TBD

May 2016 TBD

Informal School Tour:

October 21, 2015 8:45am

Or call to schedule

Kindergarten Play dates for 2016-17 Students:

November 7, 2015 at PlayPen (22nd & Brown)

Other dates TBA


CW Henry

601 Carpenter Lane

Philadelphia PA 19119

Phone: 215-951-4006

Open House Tours:

Every 3rd Thursday of the month starting October 15, 2015.


Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP)

2136 W Ritner St

Philadelphia Pa 19145


Information Session:

October 29, 2015 from 9am-11am.



Greenwoods Charter

468 Domino Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19128

(215) 482-6337

Open House:

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

Kindergarten – 9:00AM

GRADES 1-6 – 11:00AM


Henry H Houston

7300 Rural Lane

Philadelphia PA 19119

Phone: 215.248.6603

Open House Tours:

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month beginning November 10, 2015. Time TBA. To schedule a tour at a different time or for further information contact Jordan Muse at


Independence Charter

1600 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19146


Open House:



J.S Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences

8301 Germantown Ave.

Philadelphia PA 19118

Phone: 215-248-660

Open Houses:

October 22nd, 2015, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

November 6th, 2015, 9:00 am – 10:30 am



Anna Lingelbach

Wayne Avenue & Johnson Streets

Philadelphia PA 19144

Phone: 215-951-4001

* Please call to schedule a tour.


J R Masterman

1699 Spring Garden Street

Philadelphia PA 19130

Phone: 215-299-4661

Middle School Prospective Parent Tour:

October 20, 2015 at 9 am.


Thomas Mifflin

3624 Conrad Street

Philadelphia PA 19129

Phone: 215-951-4007

Open House Tours:

Every Thursday. Please call in advance to schedule a time.


Hill Freedman World Academy

6200 Crittenden St

Philadelphia PA 19138

Phone: 215.276.5260

Middle School Open House:

October 22nd, 2015 at 9 am

October 29th, 2015 at 9 am


Russell Byers Charter

Open House:

Saturday January 23, 2016 from 10am-12pm.


Wissahickon Charter

Fernhill campus

4700 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144


Fernhill Information Session,

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 from 6:30 to 8 pm


Awbury campus

815 E Washington Lane

Philadelphia Pa

Awbury Information Sessions:

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 from 6:30 to 8 pm

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 from 9 to 10:30 am




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