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Edmunds Students to Display Their Artwork

You’re cordially invited to come out and help celebrate the accomplishments of our city’s finest young artists at the Starboard Side Gallery’s First Friday exhibit on Friday, May 2nd from 6 to 8 p.m.!  Although participation in this prestigious event is usually only offered to artists with many years of experience, the 6th, 7th and 8th grade Art Majors from Arts and Sciences have been invited to show their work.

Each school day, these students meet for ninety minutes and, as a result, have made great artistic strides that they are eager to show this particular First Friday. This event is free and open to the public. In addition to the artwork being displayed and available for purchase, there will be light refreshments served as well as live entertainment.

The Philadelphia Charter School for the Arts and Sciences opened its doors in September 2012. Formerly known as H.R. Edmunds, Arts and Sciences is a take over school given to String Theory Schools by the School Reform Commission as part of the Philadelphia School District’s Renaissance Schools initiative. Arts and Sciences has one of the most comprehensive arts programs of any elementary school in the country. From a young age, students not only learn how to perform on stage, but also how to perform in life. Beginning in Kindergarten, students are immersed in the creative arts including Ballet, Vocal Music, Visual Art, Instrumental Music, Creative Writing, and enjoy French language study and Innovations in Science course.

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Philadelphia Charter School for Arts and Sciences

The first Winter concert of the Philadelphia Charter School for Arts and Sciences at H.R. Edmunds will present their first Winter concert this Friday at 7 PM at the First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School.  We will be there and have 5 extra tickets.  If you are interested email

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Red Carpet Rolled Our for First Day of Kindergarten

It was a big day for the five year olds at Edmunds on Tuesday, September 11th.  I should use the new name which is The Philadelphia Charter School for Arts and Sciences at H. R. Edmunds.  The kids entering kindergarten were welcomed to the school by the principal Susan Feola, and entered the building walking on a red carpet and under an archway of red and blue balloons.  It was quite a memorable occasion.

The school building looks great inside, fresh paint obvious all around. I’m looking forward to getting back there again this year.   Another great school in Northwood/Frankford can only enhance the neighborhood.

This is a short clip of the kids walking the red carpet.