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Weekly Newsletter 3/22/24

Published on Friday, March 22nd




Upcoming Birthday: Sydnie Schwarz, April 3!

We wish all of our families who are preparing for a month of fasting, spirituality, and reflection for Ramadan Mubarak, this March 11 – April 11.

Calendar Highlights: March is Women’s History Month and many holidays including Ramadan, St. Patrick’s Day, Pi Day, Easter, Purim, and Holi.

Revolution Spring Recess begins today! Classes resume Monday April 1


Congrats to this month’s Beable winner, Amelia Holmes, who won a $20 Target gift card for reading the most and scoring the highest on the articles she read! Beable is a program that challenges teens to improve their literacy skills while exposing them to literature that relates to their personal interests and career aspirations. Great work, Amelia!

School of Thought & MIT’s Cortico Visioning Lab: 11th and 12th grade students participated in a workshop about how human listening and machine learning can create a constructive conversation.


2023-2024 Academic Calendar

2023-2024 Schedule Q3

2023-2024 Advisors: Families, please reach out to your child’s advisor with any questions.

Grade 9/10: Sydnie,

Grade 9/10: Patrick,

Grade 11/12: Dirk,

Grade 11/12: Joel,


Moving forward, please email Carolyn ( if you know you will be absent or arriving late. Thank you!

Q3 Students-led Parent Advisor Conferences

Please sign up for a Q3 conference timeslot to discuss your student’s grades and goals with their advisor!

SydSign Up

Joel Sign Up

DirkSign Up

PatrickSign Up

Field Work Details — Thursday April 4


Grades 9-10

Our students will be celebrating all of their hard work for the I Wish To Say Project with a book binding party! Students will have their normal lunch block and can choose to pack or buy.  


Grades 11-12

Our students will have their normal lunch block and can choose to pack or buy their lunch. Fieldwork details are still waiting to be confirmed and will be announced to students early the week of April 1.

Spring Speaker Series: Health Matters 2024

Up next in our series is Monday April 1: Jason Bedford — a drug and alcohol counselor with a fascinating backstorywill lead a discussion with our 9th and 10th graders. Topics will include the physical and mental effects of alcohol, addiction & sobriety, and positive lifestyle choices. For the full list of speakers, please click this link.


Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Summer Academy


PAFA’s most rigorous program for talented teen artists, is accepting applications for their four week college-level instruction from July 8 – August 2. To be considered for the scholarship, students must apply by April 10. PAFA also offers One-Week Intensives open to all levels of artistic experience, which allow teen artists to choose their own adventure. Visit to learn more about Pre-College Summer programs or apply now!

STAMP: Students at Museums in Philly


Through STAMP any Philadelphia high school student can visit 20 museums and cultural sites for free. Just show your high school student ID and enjoy the STAMP discount. Here is a list of the participating museums!


Visit the STAMP website to learn more.


Monday April 1 — Classes resume, first day of the 4th quarter.

Wednesday April 3 — Report cards get sent home with students.

Friday April 5 — 12 — Student-Led Parent Conferences.


Grades 9–10

Our students did fieldwork for environmental science at Glen Foerd, where they got a full tour of the mansion and even got to go out on a rowboat that Dirk built!

Grades 11–12


Destinie from Savage Sisters held a Q&A with our students about harm reduction in Philadelphia!



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