School District

Traffic note for 11/23

Starting mid-day on Wednesday 11/23, traffic is expected to be affected by construction vehicles on Ardleigh during pick-up. Please avoid using Ardleigh by Jenks when picking up your child. Thank you for understanding.

Take the School Yard Design Survey

Meet the Parents running for Home and School Association Officers

Meet the Parents running for Home and School Association Officers

You should receive ballots in your child’s backpack this week. Please meet the Jenks parents who are interested in getting involved in running the HSA! RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT Wykena Medlock Me: Hello Jenks Family and Friends. My name is Wykena Medlock and I am running for HSA President. I have a daughter in kindergarten here...
What is the School Redesign Initiative?

What is the School Redesign Initiative?

Program Highlights: IGNITE, Shared Classrooms, JAM and STEM Tracks To encourage students to seek to learn out of passion not requirement. They will be self-driven to discover, have a hunger to explore, and a confidence to take risks.

Celebration of School Redesign Initiative, 5/21, 6:30 pm

J.S. Jenks is one of four schools to participate in the district’s School Redesign Initiative next year. Join us to celebrate this designation and honor as well as to find out more about the exciting changes ahead for the J.S. Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences.

Parent & Community Meetings: Visioning the Future of Public Schools

Join Media Mobilizing at two meetings in Northwest Philadelphia in February! Make sure our children’s education comes first! Parents are at the center of the fight for strong public schools. These events are for parents and community members in Northwest Philadelphia to put forward a vision of what our public schools need to thrive. Dinner...

Reminder: Friends of Jenks board mtg, 6:30 pm

In case you missed the notice, the Friends of J.S. Jenks board meeting is tonight at 6:30 pm, in the Bombay Room of the Chestnut Hill Hotel. Ms. Lynsky will be attending and the Redesign Initiative is on the agenda. Bring your questions!


I am so sorry to hear about the death of former teacher and Dean of Students, Louis Giorno. There will be a memorial service at the school on Friday, December 12, from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.
Redesign Planning Year APPROVED!

Redesign Planning Year APPROVED!

Jenks has been approved to move ahead with a redesign plan. Time to get to work! You can read more at If you are interested in learning more about the Philadelphia School Redesign Initiative as a whole please visit the program’s website: The school will be hosting several meetings to discuss the details...

Afterschool enrichment by PCAT

As part of Jenks’ ever growing STEM effort, we have partnered with several organizations (more information to come) that will offer our students experiences that will stretch their imaginations and intellect. Students have received a form from the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology (PCAT) offering after school programming for students K-8. Students in grades...
Important Meeting, April 3, 6:30 pm Jenks Auditorium!

Important Meeting, April 3, 6:30 pm Jenks Auditorium!

All parents and families encouraged to attend!  Informational Meeting-JENKS-flyer

Mt. Airy Schools Coalition

The Mt. Airy Schools Coalition is a new, collaborative effort of Mt. Airy USA, East Mt. Airy Neighbors, and West Mt. Airy Neighbors to promote and support neighborhood public schools through community partnerships. We share a vision of a thriving community enriched by its schools, and thriving schools enriched by their community. We seek to...