center city schools

George W. Nebinger School

The Nebinger School community encompasses the flourishing Center City neighborhoods of Bella Vista and Queen Village.

Nebinger offers small class sizes in a rigorous learning environment and provides an exceptional technology and computer science program. English language learners receive additional language instruction and Nebinger takes exceptional pride in its instructional music programs for strings and brass.

A number of Nebinger students go on to select admissions high schools such as Science Leadership Academy, Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP), Masterman and Academy of Palumbo. The neighborhood school is Furness High School.

Nebinger’s technology is state of the art with separate Apple and PC labs as well as mini-labs in every classroom. Through its partnership with Wells Fargo Bank, Nebinger received a cybary complete with computers, books and the latest in educational and technological resources. Additionally, smart boards are in all upper level classrooms. In partnership with Mural Arts, Nebinger students designed and installed a mural that reflects the multicultural community and their South Philadelphia neighborhood.

The Greening of Nebinger
In April 2012, Nebinger received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make the area surrounding the school and neighborhood streets greener and healthier. This grant was matched by the Philadelphia Water Department and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary for a total of $400,000, as part of the Green City, Clean Waters plan. Efforts at the school focus on using green stormwater infrastructure as a classroom and a field and laboratory tool and demonstration opportunity for students and the community. Rain gardens, porous play surfaces and pavement and stormwater planters are some of the projects that students will demonstrate. These features help to manage stormwater runoff from the schoolyard and adjacent streets.

Nebinger has also recently received an American Heart Association Teaching Gardens Grant. This program teaches children how to plant seeds, nurture growing plants, harvest produce and understand the value and health benefits of good eating.

These two programs combined make Nebinger an oasis of sustainability in the heart of the City.

School Community

The diversity of Nebinger’s community is a significant point of pride. The school welcomes students and faculty from all walks of life. The inclusion of the Model Autistic Support Program is a shining example of diversity and tolerance of differences within the school. Additionally, Nebinger reinforces positive social behavior through their 5 Star Program. This program holds students accountable for their conduct and academic achievement and teaches students to be respectful, responsible, peaceful, kind and safe.

Upon leaving Nebinger, students will be expert readers and writers and have mastery of the technology that surrounds communication in an electronic world. Students have been engaged by teachers who focus their instruction and measure student progress against the highest standards and learn that by sharing cultural backgrounds, there is limitless potential for personal growth, community responsibility and productivity in the world of work.

Nebinger also provides many extracurricular and enrichment opportunities for students, including:

  • Instrumental music instruction including boys and girl choir, jazz ensemble, piano and keyboard club and annual winter and spring concerts.
  • ESOL Homework Club
  • Reading Olympics
  • Science Lab
  • Science Fair
  • Spelling Bee
  • African American Heritage Month Celebration
  • After School Academics
  • Cyber Remediation
  • Boys Basketball

Community Partnerships

Nebinger’s Community Partners include:

  • Lippincott Williams Wilkins Publishers support literacy and creative writing programs.
  • PNC Bank
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
  • Walnut Street Theatre
  • Italian Market Festival
  • Philadelphia READS
  • Zhang Sah Martial Arts program through CATCH Mural Arts
  • Queen Village Neighborhood Association
  • Mother Bethel A.M.E.
  • St. Peter’s Church
  • Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church
  • Threaded with V.I.R.T.U.E
  • Drexel University
  • Temple University
  • Colorado State University
  • Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center
  • Philadelphia Water Department
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
  • Community Design Collaborative
  • The Wistar Institute

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6th and Carpenter Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19147

P: (215) 952-6202
F: (215) 952-6392
Elementary School, K-8

Anh Brown

Total Enrollment: 335

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