Welcome to Forrest Elementary School









The School District of Philadelphia now offers SchoolCash Online as our preferred method of payment for all school purchases, including everything from field trips to yearbooks. Our SchoolCash Online page can be found here: https://philasd.schoolcashonline.com/.

Welcome to the 2023-24 school year at Edwin Forrest Elementary School! It is a true honor and privilege to serve as the principal of Edwin Forrest Elementary School. This year, our focus will be on providing equal opportunity to all students to develop valuable skills and knowledge that help them live a full life and contribute to society. No matter what a student’s background, language, race, economic profile, gender, learning capability, disability, or family history, each student at Forrest will have the opportunity to get the support and resources they need to achieve their educational goals.

I am a strong believer that all children and families feel welcome and safe. It is my commitment to provide our students with a safe, rigorous, and personalized education. I am excited about this school year and seeing the continued growth and progress of our lifelong learners.

I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children. Thank you for this opportunity to work in partnership with you as we build a school community that is safe, caring, and responsible. At Forrest, we are working together to create a brighter tomorrow for all students.

Need to Register your Child?


All registrations take place online.   Registration.   You can attend Forrest if you live between Princeton to the South, Hartel To the north and Frankford Ave. to the west.


-use School Finder To find your neighborhood school.



August 15th- Forrest School Renovation Completion date


October 27th- School Closed -professional development

November 7th- School Closed – Election day

November 22nd- 3 hour Early Dismissal

November 23-24 Thanksgiving Recess School Closed

November 27th- Report Card C0nferences- Full Day- School Closed for Students

December 15th- Half Day Early Dismissal- Professional Development

December 25th- Christmas Day- School’s Closed

December 26th-29th Winter Recess

January 2nd- Full day Professional Development

January 3rd- School reopens for 2024

New to the District?    Visit Student Enrollment and Placement

To start the online Application, there are guides and videos to assist you.

Already a student of the District and transferring?   Contact US,  Just confirm your address with 2 proofs

District Calendar
Back to School Hub
COVID Hub               – sign Consent Form for Covid Testing
-Parent Portal sign up

We use Classdojo as a form of Communicaiton.  Please sign up Here  the Teacher will then add your children to their Class


Forrest School’s Main building located at 7300 Cottage Avenue, Philadelphia 19136 is currently closed for Renovations.  Grades 2-5 have moved to Austin Meehan for the 2022-2023 school year. Located at 3001 Ryan Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19152

Grades K & 1 will remain at the Primary Education Center (PEC) Located at 7300 Walker Street.

For More information Concerning the Move and updates on the Building Renovations  click HERE

Absent Note: Parents

Please complete this form anythime your child will not be in the building on a regualer school day.

Absent Note Form

If you would llike more information/policies on attendance  Please visit Student Rights and Responsibilities

Contact us:  Use this Form

By Phone: (215) 400-3330

Or fax- (215) 400-3331 (currently unavailable due to renovations)

Please use email Form above

The SY22-23 School Plans have been posted on the PESO website for public review and comment. In order to support this process, we are asking all schools to post a link to the PESO site on their website so that stakeholders can access your school plan and leave their feedback. Feedback forms are available in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese. Here is some suggested language you can use to direct site visitors to the plans and feedback forms: To view our school’s SY22-23 school plan and to leave your feedback, please click HERE.


Classdojo has become a main source of communication between your child’s classroom and you.  You can sign up using an email address or phone number. Click the image to join

 Forrest School Nurses Webpage


Reach out to our Fantastic Counselor Team 

PRE-K Registration can be found HERE.

Kindergarten and all registrations are still online.

If you are new to the Forrest Neighborhood check School Finder  . To find your local school.


The new “Parent Portal” is now available for you. If you want to keep updated on your child’s academics then please sign up with an email account. Please click here to get to the portal page.

Our Vision

The Edwin Forrest School, a school focused on educating and nurturing the whole child in a safe and respectful learning environment in order to persevere through life’s journey.

Our Mission Statement

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      The Edwin Forrest School creates a challenging and caring learning environment that encourages high expectations for success. Through developmentally appropriate instruction, our school community embraces individual and cultural diversity.  Our children are 21st century, innovative learners who apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the real world.


Information is constantly being update with the School District of Philadelphia’s

Office of Community Engagement

Parent’s Right to Know Information

FY22 RTK Letter Signed ENGLISH (1)

FY 22 RTK Letter Signed Spanish



Annual Notice of Services for Students with Disabilities


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Parent-School Compact


CLICK Parents 

to View the 2023-2024 Compact

Parent and Family Engagement Policy

Click Parents to view the 2023-2024 Engagement Policy

We are a PBIS School!  Click the image above and below to found out more