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Support the 9th Grade Play, Roman & Julie!

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in General | No Comments

Roman and julie Flyers

Roman & Julie, a Philadelphia love story
Written, organized, and performed by Workshop School 9th graders!

Curio Theatre, 4740 Baltimore Ave.
Friday, June 3, 2016
10-11:30am, Admission $3-10
6-7:30pm, Admission $8-20

Reserve tickets today: online RSVP
or call Ms. Katrina Clark (215-272-7091)
or email Jaquana McDonald (jaquana.mcdonald@workshopschool.org)
Donate to our GoFundMe!…

PYP Young Voice: Ajah Smith

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in General | No Comments

Every year, our 9th grade students write monologues in English class and submit them to the Philadelphia Young Playwrights’ Young Voices Monologue Festival. This year, 21 pieces were selected from more than 400 submissions to be performed by professionals, including Ajah Smith’s “Death is Coming”. Check it out!

Videos: What works and what needs work

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in General | No Comments

After Q2 Exhibitions, our students took a week-long break before immersing themselves in their Q3 projects. During that week, they took field trips, rebuilt their advisory cultures, and created short videos showcasing their perspectives on what we do well at the Workshop School – and what we don’t do so well.…

Books For Students, By Students

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in General | No Comments

Ms. Melville’s 9th grade advisory know that stories are powerful: they tell us about our world, our selves, and our possibilities. When they looked for good books to share with a class of 2nd grade students at nearby Powel Elementary, though, they noticed that many children’s books don’t reflect their experiences.…

Admissions, Exhibitions, and Home & School Alliance!

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in General | No Comments

Heads up, prospective students and current families!

  • The deadline for SDP High School Selection is fast approaching. If you are interested in attending the Workshop School, please check out our pages on HOW and WHY to apply. Visitors are welcome at Open Houses every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9-12 through November 12.

Student Voices: Where I’m From, Erieyanna Hicks

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in General | No Comments

I am from the sun glistening and the neighbors grilling,
From the stray cats and the raccoons too.

I am from my mother’s cooking and my father’s tunes,
From my grandma’s cookies and the cool cartoons.

I am from the shoes on the wires and the trash on the ground,
From the water company banging all around.…

Student Voices: Where I’m From, Krista Frasier

Posted by on Oct 25, 2015 in General | No Comments

I am from “Yo lemme borrow some sugar”,
from neighbors living on the next floor.

I am from kool-aid and chicken,
from banana pudding and s’mores.

I am from dark nights at the park,
from running from cats following me home.

I am from sharing a laundry room,
from inspections every month.…

Quick Hits, Summer 2015

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in General | No Comments

The work never stops at the Workshop School – not even for summer vacation!

  • Jamal Jackson, Keyshawn Stran, and Danitria Cain talk about healthy sexuality and relationships with their peers. This summer we hosted 17 student workers, funded through Philadelphia Youth Network’s WorkReady program. They spent their time working with Bevan Weissman, Workshop Industries Coordinator, and Meg Hayden, Upper House Coordinator, to turn the Fab Shop into a space where everyone can build and learn safely.