Frequently Asked Questions

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Enrollment (1)

The Penn Alexander School draws students from a defined geographical area, like most Philadelphia public schools. After careful consideration of numerous options, the Board of Education approved the attendance zone shown on this map (please note the border runs down the middle of the street). Any school-age child living within this area is eligible to attend the school.

Penn Alexander School Catchment

Events (1)

The HSA has five parent meetings per year. These meetings start with a potluck, then provide an HSA Treasurer's Resport as well as a guest speaker(s) discussing important topics that parents have requested. If you have a topic you would like to hear about or if you would like to present at an HSA meeting, please contact There are also several fundraising and community events each year. Below is a list of annual events.
Ice Cream Social
Fall Festival
Picture Day
Raffle Holiday Party
Pancake Breakfast
Talent Show
Skating Party
Spaghetti Dinner
School Play
Teacher and Staff Recognition
5K Run

General (5)

Yes, all donations are tax deductible. Please make checks payable to the Penn Alexander Home and School Association. Personal and business donations are welcome. Also, if your employer has a matching program, please don’t forget to maximize your support.

No, the official Website for the school is This site is run by volunteers of the Home and School Association.

PAS gear is sold at all major school and HSA events, such as shows and meetings, and in the atrium during report card conferences.

The Penn Alexander Home and School Association maintains a closed Facebook page for parents of current students.  Email to join the group.  

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Getting Involved (1)

There are many opportunities to get involved at PAS.
1) You can ask your child's classroom parent if there are any needs or opportunities to volunteer in the classroom. 
2) The HSA hosts fundraising and community events throughout the year and we are always in need of volunteers. Each grade is assigned to a different event. Check with your child's classroom parent or an HSA board member to learn how to help with events.
3) There are often requests for help that are announced in the Pony. Some of these requests include Science Fair Judges, School Play Work Day and Garden Workday and Garden Summer Care. The library also relies on volunteer parents to shelve books, input new material and help with book sales.
4) Financial contributions are crucial to maintain the wonderful programs that PAS offers, such as the Art Program. Click on the Donate tab above to make a secure, online contribution.