center city schools

Andrew Jackson School

Andrew Jackson Elementary School is located in the Bella Vista/Passyunk Square section of South Philadelphia. Jackson school is committed to the achievement of all children to their fullest potential. Their mission statement, “Working United Toward Excellence,” is brought to life by the emphasis they place on positive attitudes winning success. Their multicultural community and student body create extraordinary opportunity to experience a global perspective on life and the world.

Andrew Jackson offers both a rigorous and culturally diverse curriculum. Academic excellence, project-based learning and civic awareness empower students to high achievement. A new library, science lab and middle-grade classrooms with state-of-the-art interactive whiteboards enable teachers to deliver quality lessons.

Approximately 25% of Jackson students attend magnet and select admit high schools such as Masterman, CAPA, Central and Academy at Palumbo. The neighborhood high school is Furness.

School Community

Jackson offers a variety of clubs and activities for its students, from art, instrumental music, cooking, fitness and homework tutoring to robotics, digital photography, rock band and political action clubs, plus many more. These clubs and activities help foster students' pursuit of academic excellence, project-based learning and civic awareness.

Community Partnerships

Powered by Community Partners, Jackson offers its families a variety of learning opportunities beyond the classroom. Jackson serves as a Green Schools Program teaching neighbors the benefits of recycling. Through partnerships with Temple University, Jackson serves as a Language Pilot program for parents and students.

Below is a list of some of the many Jackson school community partners:

  • (A.C.E.) Advancing Civics Ed.
  • Comcast
  • Com. Learning Center
  • First Unitarian Church
  • The Food Trust
  • Lowes
  • MicroSociety
  • Mind TV
  • Passyunk Square Civic Association
  • Playworks
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
  • Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Philadelphia Recyclebank
  • Philadelphia Water Dept.
  • Police Athletic League (P.A.L.)
  • Rising Sons
  • Temple University
  • United Nations Assoc.
  • University of the Arts
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Verizon


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1213 S 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

P: (215) 952-6223
F: (215) 952-6488
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Elementary School, K-8

Lisa Ciaranca-Kaplan

Total Enrollment: 459

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