Welcome to the Home of the Firebirds

‘Polar Pop 2024’

Learners delighted in a fun and reversible role-play, playfully wetting teachers and administrators with water balloons, all in support of the ‘Polar Pop’ event. SoF staff energetically backed this entertaining fundraiser, which benefited the Unified Sports program for Special Olympics Athletes. This initiative celebrates inclusion, friendship, and acceptance through sports, spreading a powerful message of unity and social connection.

🌟 Celebrate Excellence at the School of the Future! 🌟

🎓 We are thrilled to announce that Tyrese Mosley,  has been selected to join the Arizona State University, National Education Equity Lab Honor Society! 🏆

🌐 Tyrese is among the top scholars in the nation in their college-in-high school course, showcasing exceptional dedication and academic prowess. This prestigious honor recognizes Tyrese and highlights the high standards of the School of the Future and the extraordinary leadership and excellence of our teachers.

👩‍🏫 Join us in applauding Tyrese’s remarkable achievement!

#SchoolOfTheFuture #EducationExcellence #NationalHonorSociety #ProudAchievement #LeadershipInEducation 🏫✨


SOF  is a proud recipient of  the College Board – ‘AP Computer Science – Female Diversity Award’

“The College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award recognizes schools that are expanding young women’s access to computer science coursework in AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) and AP Computer Science A (AP CSA). Specifically, College Board is honoring schools that have either reached 50% or higher female examinee representation in one or both AP computer science courses or whose percentage of the female examinees met or exceeded that of the school’s female population.”

Thank you to all who made the School of Future (SOF) annual Computer Science and Technology Expo during CSEdWeek a success.

  • Neferteri Strickland, Teachers & A Benefit LLC
  • Charisse Dean, Managing Director, KPMG US ESG Social Strategy
  • Dr. Walter Palmer, The Walter D Palmer Foundation
  • Dr. DaQuan K. Bashir,  Regional Manager, NJ/PA/DC | TEKsystems, Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program
  • Kenyatta Forbes, Googler, Educator, and Founder of Trading Races
  • Dr. Chandra Orril, ReThink Learning Labs
  • Mr. Christian Kardish, Axon VR
  • Robotics Coalition
  • Penn Engineering
  • Heights Philadelphia

Our learners embarked on a thrilling journey through Computer Science, Digital Media, Music, Engineering, and Robotics.

🎉🎨 #ArtUnveiling #CommunityCelebration #PublicArt #InspirationInTheCity

Global Philadelphia Association and TEACHERS & invite you to an unveiling Ceremony: Witness the grand reveal of public art at SOF.

Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair

The 25th Annual Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair, hosted at the School of the Future, proved to be an overwhelming success, drawing over a thousand enthusiastic students from high schools across the city. The event was marked by a warm welcome extended by 46 dedicated HBCU  admissions professionals. The students benefited from exclusive perks such as scholarships, application fee waivers, and the invaluable chance for instant admissions.

Our Seniors were a source of pride, as many of them secured up to nine instant acceptances and received substantial scholarship offers. The fair’s success is a testament to the dedication of all involved and reaffirms our commitment to fostering educational excellence and opportunities for our students.




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Go Firebird  – Davon Dillard

“Behind School of the Future’s comeback, a quarterback who has overcome much bigger obstacles.

Click here to read the entire article: Davon Dillard- Article”

Source: Inquirer Article by  Aaron Carter

SOF  Sports Calendar

Firebird learners are not only excelling in their academic pursuits but also achieving remarkable success in the realm of sports. I encourage everyone to stay updated on their team events, as it’s a testament to their dedication and hard work.

To keep abreast of the latest sporting events click ‘Calendar’ of the Firebirds.

Let’s celebrate and support the Firebirds as they continue to shine in both academics and sports!

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Attention families: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that a school with certain exceptions obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, a school may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the school to the contrary in accordance with school district procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow schools to include information from your child’s education records in certain school publications.

Parents who wish to opt their students out of directory information releases must complete an Opt-Out Form for each of their students and must return each form to the school at which each student is enrolled by November 6, 2023.

Find more information, including the forms you need HERE.

Attention Parents

Title I  Parent Survey

Use the link below for the Parent Survey for Title I.  The results will be shared sometime next month.

Link to Survey

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

2023-2024 Calendar

Below are Just a Few of Our Frequently asked questions and upcoming events.

What are the school hours?

Regular Day: 7:30 AM – 2:34 PM | Half Day: 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Mission Statement

Utilizing a project-based, learner-driven instructional approach, the School of the Future will prepare learners to demonstrate mastery of 21st-century competencies that will equip them for continuous success and with the ability to positively impact their immediate and global community.

Vision Statement

Learning is: Continuous, Relevant, and Adaptive

The School of the Future, in partnership with the community and families, strives to ignite in learners a passion for learning that inspires a commitment to active citizenship by using technological innovation and engaging pedagogy.

Today – January 17, 2024 | Two Hours Delay Schedule