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James Rhoads Elementary

4901 Parrish St Philadelphia, PA 19139

Tel: (215) 400-7680 Fax: (215) 400-7681

Principal: Megan Wapner 2021-2022

James Rhoads Families,

As James Rhoads Elementary School’s principal, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year! We are excited to welcome students back to fill our classrooms and hallways with positive energy, enthusiastic spirits ready to learn, joy and laughter. It is our mission to make sure all students, new and returning, feel welcomed, safe, and connected to the James Rhoads Elementary School Family. Additionally, we strive for excellence and we challenge our students to grow both academically, socially, and emotionally during the school year.

Parents, please prepare for students to return to school on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

Students should report to school at 7:45 AM – 8:10 AM for breakfast and 8:15 AM for school.

On the first day of school, your child will meet their new teacher. Staff will be on the blacktop and in the school to guide students to their new classroom. I am honored to serve as the principal of James Rhoads. It’s both a privilege and an honor to be part of a community where parents, staff, and students care for each other and strive to build and maintain positive relationships that support both academic and social growth. Please feel free to contact me in the main office at 215-400-7680 with any questions or concerns.

Once again, welcome! Let’s make it a great year here at James Rhoads together!


Mrs. Megan Wapner, Principal


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Our Vision

The James Rhoads Vision is to provide a world-class learning environment where children become lifelong learners to positively impact not only their future, but also the future of their families and community.

 Our Mission

It is our mission as the staff of James Rhoads to provide a highly effective educational program that informs, inspires, liberates and empowers students to seize academic, emotional and social success.

Provide effective instruction that is standards driven, differentiated and rigourous and provided by highly qualified and dedicated teachers.