The mission of the Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences is to ensure that every student is inspired and prepared to be a passionate, lifelong learner. We believe that a rigorous STEAM-fueled (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) curriculum celebrates the joy of inquiry and sparks analytical thinking. Coupled with strong community partnerships and a supportive and encouraging learning community, an Arts and Sciences education will nurture children to become productive, invested participants in a local and global community.
Points of Pride
Staff attendance 97.3%; student attendance 96.8%. 92% of graduating students continue on to special-admit high schools. Two active parent organizations: Jenks Home and School Association and Friends of J.S. Jenks. Jenks Arts and Music (JAM) Program partnerships with the Crossing, World Cafe/Live Connections and the Philadelphia Opera Company; STEM Program partnerships with NASA, the Franklin Institute, Dow, the Academy of Natural Sciences and PECO. Algebra 1 and Keystone testing in 8th grade.
Follows School District policy for neighborhood schools. Students must live within designated boundaries; if they don’t, they may apply to the school if space is available. Please note this application process happens early in the school year and does not guarantee admission.
Safety & Culture
We provide a climate that is supportive, nurturing and conducive to learning. We provide an environment that is peaceful and safe for children, one in which students are active learners in their thinking, feeling and responding. Inherent in this philosophy are provisions for relevant and rigorous instruction that is responsive to the needs of all of our students.
Accreditations & Honors
Adequate Yearly Progress; US National Registry of Historic Places; First In Math – National Ranking; Mural Arts Program Grant Recipients; Recycle Bank Grant Recipients; AT&T Grant Math and Science Recipients; Rotary Grant Art Recipients (2012, 2013); State Farm Literacy Grant Recipients(2012, 2013), PECO Energy Grant(2014).