Learner Handbook

The official School of The Future Learner Handbook.

We follow the School District of Philadelphia Code of Student Conduct. The Code of Student Conduct applies to all students while traveling to and from school, using any mode of transportation, as well as during any school-related event. Additionally, the Code applies to off-ground and after-hours behavior if there is a nexus to the school and the learning environment at the school is disrupted.

School Schedule

  • Start time 7:25 am
  • End time 2:34 pm

The District School and Administration office calendar is posted on the website.  Any changes to this calendar will be posted there, as well as weather-related closures.  Weather-related closures are usually posted by 5 AM of the day in question.


School of the Future will communicate information via e-mails, phone calls, and social media to connect with parents, learners, and staff members.  Please follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/phillysof), Instagram (www.instagram.com/phillysof/), and/or Twitter (@phillysof).  School announcements are sent out to the phone number and e-mail on record in the main office.  Occasionally, we also mail information home to the address on record in the main office.

  • Sign up for the portal so that you get email updates.
  • Make sure your information is always up to date in the main office
  • Follow School of the Future on Facebook (www.facebook.com/phillysof)
  • Follow @PhillySOF on Twitter
  • Follow School of the Future on Instagram (www.instagram.com/phillysof/)


SEPTA Transpasses are distributed to learners who live greater than a certain distance from the school.  Transpasses are distributed during advisory on Friday for the following week.  If your child is absent from school on Friday, they may come to the main office with an excused absence note on the date they return.

Dress Code

The purpose of the dress code is to eliminate distractions and create a professional school environment. Learners are expected to be neat, clean, and well-groomed at all times. Learners must follow the dress code every day that school is in session.


A full-length collared shirt must be worn daily- color does not matter.  If your shirt does not have a collar, it must be a School of the Future issued full-length T-shirt, or a solid red, black, or grey full-length T-shirt.


You may wear any solid-color khakis, slacks, or jeans.   Bottoms must be worn at the waist.  Skirts and shorts must reach the knee.  Bottoms must be clean and untorn.  Bottoms may not have holes, rips, distressed style, or any tears in them.

Physical Education Uniform

Learners must wear proper athletic attire and sneakers for physical education classes. Black soled sneakers are not permitted. Preparation for P. E. is important and includes wearing the proper attire.  A learner who is unprepared will not be given credit.


    • holes or other distressed styles
    • open toed shoes/sandals/flip flops
    • tank tops or sleeveless styles
    • cutoff tops or midriff styles
    • see through clothing
    • hoods, hats, bandanas, du-rags, and scarves

Any changes or exceptions to the uniform policy will be subject to administrative approval.