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Strategic Planning Update

February 9, 2024   From the Head of School

As the School embarks on a Strategic Plan, there are many important questions we must ask. The School is just ten years away from our bi-centennial celebration in 2034. It is important to understand the impact these strategic decisions will have on the history of our School and our relationships in Philadelphia.

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What is the Purpose of School?

December 7, 2023   From the Head of School

Think about when you were in 4th grade or 2nd grade. Do you remember your teacher? Do you remember what you did in class? Do you remember your friends? Do you remember what you did at that time and if it prepared you for what you do now as an adult?

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The Importance of Play

November 2, 2023   From the Head of School

Play should not be confined to recess. Play and the inherent value of the experience are necessary and joyful aspects of all parts of school. Pasi Sahlberg, Finnish educator and author, said, “Play is how children explore, discover, fail, succeed, socialize, and flourish.”

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Artificial Intelligence at SPS

October 5, 2023   From the Head of School

We have been reading a number of articles and following the trend in the news lately about the use (and misuse) of AI in schools. Until recently, we have seen most of the concerns with older high school and college-aged students, but we see more and more how the access and the sourcing of AI-generated material is available to younger and younger students. As a School, we are addressing the challenges, and we wanted to provide some information about what we do, are planning to do, and how our program is intentionally designed not to be easily manipulated by students using AI-adapted technology. However, for all our optimism and genuine protection, we must remain aware and help our students navigate a world where AI is as easy to access as a smartphone app.

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Summer Camp for Ages 3 – 7 from June 20 – August 4

March 14, 2023   Announcement

We are pleased to announce the dates for our Summer REACH Camp program for children ages 3 – 7, who are rising Preschool, Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, First and Second Grade students! Camp will run for 7 weeks, from June 20 (no camp on Juneteenth) – August 4, 2023.

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The Scholastic Book Fair is December 5 – 9

November 30, 2022   Announcement

Hosted by the Parents’ Association, this event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school.

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New Parent Portal System

August 16, 2022   Announcement

We are excited to have launched a new Student Information System, powered by Veracross, to help streamline many of the academic and administrative functions and needs of our families and the School. Through this system and an integration with Magnus Health, submitting student health forms and information is easier and more secure.

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See What’s New This Year From Yay Lunch

August 4, 2022   Announcement

We are so excited about our continued partnership with our school dining partner, Yay Lunch! We love Yay Lunch both for their exciting food offerings, curating menus from top-notch local producers in our area, and for their commitment to empowering local communities through real food. They also have the best customer ordering experience with their tech-forward platform that’s designed to save time.

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