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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
FORREST IN THE MEDIA
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Office of Community Engagement