Andrew Jackson Elementary School is located in the Bella Vista/Passyunk Square section of South Philadelphia. Jackson school is committed to the achievement of all children to their fullest potential. Their mission statement, “Working United Toward Excellence,” is brought to life by the emphasis they place on positive attitudes winning success. Their multicultural community and student body create extraordinary opportunity to experience a global perspective on life and the world.
Andrew Jackson offers both a rigorous and culturally diverse curriculum. Academic excellence, project-based learning and civic awareness empower students to high achievement. A new library, science lab and middle-grade classrooms with state-of-the-art interactive whiteboards enable teachers to deliver quality lessons.
Approximately 25% of Jackson students attend magnet and select admit high schools such as Masterman, CAPA, Central and Academy at Palumbo. The neighborhood high school is Furness.
Jackson offers a variety of clubs and activities for its students, from art, instrumental music, cooking, fitness and homework tutoring to robotics, digital photography, rock band and political action clubs, plus many more. These clubs and activities help foster students’ pursuit of academic excellence, project-based learning and civic awareness.