Well they haven’t invited me in yet for a tour but the outside of Frankford Friends new school building really is interesting. There is a beautiful sunlit vaulted open space that kind of brings the outside in. The exterior is a warm wood material that really dresses up the block. It is ironic that we lost one historic classic building on one side of the street and gained a modern classic building on the other. It does look to be within a few months of opening and I will be there.
The Inquirer yesterday reported that the Philadelphia School Partnership awarded a grant to String Theory Schools to help it convert H.R. Edmunds Elementary School in Frankford/Northwood into a Renaissance charter school.
The quality of its schools is the first thing that families are going to look at when they decide where to live, so this is a great first step. We’ll be watching how String Theory Schools meets the challenge.
You can read the entire Inquirer story by Martha Woodall here.
I received an education last week when I went to visit the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s Early Head Start Program at 4606 Frankford Avenue. I was there to speak with the staff and learn about their unique program. Continue reading Health Federation of Phila Gives Parents and Young Children An “Early Head Start”!