SoF Open House

November 18, 2013 in Uncategorized by Thomas Emerson

We welcome all future parents and learners to an open house on Tuesday, November 26th, 4-6 PM.  Please join us to learn about all of the amazing opportunities at School of the Future.  Interested learners can apply through the general application form, due December 6, which can be accessed here

We hope to see you there!

Back to School Night

September 5, 2013 in News by Thomas Emerson

Mark your calendars: back to School Night is Wednesday, September 25 at 5 PM.  Come to meet your learners’ educators, sign up for teacherease and Edmodo, and see our beautiful school.  Hope to see you there!

New Chief in Town

September 5, 2013 in News by Thomas Emerson

At the end of the 2013 school year, the School of the Future celebrated the retirement of Ms. Rosalind Chivis, long-time Chief Learner.  Over a thirty year career, she presided over impressive gains in the climate and scores at many district high schools, and she helmed the Office of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction.

Although saddened at her departure, SOF welcomes new Chief Learner Tim Stults with great enthusiasm.  Mr. Stults, former principal of University City High School, a distinguished former administrator and educator in Washington State, hails from Ohio where he was born and raised on a horse farm.  We give him a warm welcome as he saddles up for a new school year.

SOF Welcomes University City Learners

September 5, 2013 in News by Thomas Emerson

This past year was one of turbulence and sadness for many Philadelphia schools.  University City High School, which opened over 40 years ago, was one of those slated for closure.  Despite vigorous protests by the student body, the School Reform voted to close the school and disperse its student body.

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The School of the Future is opening its doors to a large cohort of those learners and educators, and has spent the summer preparing to integrate both high schools.  Stay tuned for an exciting school year as we forge a new, more vibrant, and more diverse school community.