SCIENCE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

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55 N 22ND ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103
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Phone: 215-979-5620
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Philadelphia City School District
  • Students/Teacher: 23:1
  • Students/Grade: 156.8
  • Number Students: 627
  • Number Teachers: 37
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 20364
  • Poverty Level: 30 PERCENT OR MORE
  • Number Computers: 109
  • Principal: Mr Chris Lehmann
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (33 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (37 Reviews)
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    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-22
    "You always hear about how Philadelphia schools care more about the money than the kids; how the teachers consider their positions as just a job rather than an opportunity to help a student grow. This school is in every way, shape and form not your typical Philadelphia public school. I am a 2011 graduate from Science Leadership Academy (SLA) and this is the school to be if you want your child, or you to feel accepted as an individual. Even after you graduate, you can still feel the connection you have with the school. I personally feel a connection with this school, probably even more since I graduated. My father passed right after I graduated high school and at the funeral, while walking down the isle, it was Mr. Lehmann who pulled me in for a well needed hug, saying that everything would be okay. Now, I'm not sure how it is at other high schools, but for him to have made time to come to such an important event really made a difference and impacted my thoughts in a whole new way on what it means to be part of the SLA community. Being part of SLA is being part of a family."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-22
    "My daughter is a tenth grader and loves her school. This school is doing amazing things academically. If your child is selected, you will be part of a unique learning community that forces children to think for themselves and encourages independence. Note: Please do not give a negative rating to a school that your child does not currently attend based on what you believe and not the actual facts. Reserve your reviews for the schools your child actually attends. I don't review products I haven't purchased, neither should you. Thanks."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-21
    "I transferred my son to SLA in the eleventh grade. He had been a straight A student at his previous school; however, he was not being taught 'everything' for the classes he was excelling in. His new math teacher at SLA found this disparity within 7 business days of my son's enrollment and notified me, the math chair, principal, counselor, roster chair, new math teacher and advisor of his findings with a very feasible, attainable resolution. I loved that everything was already working in my child's favor to get him up to speed--without him failing--they just needed my approval. I feel that SLA 'rescued' my son and now he can realistically look forward to university in the very near future."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-08
    "My son applied to SLA last year for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. He's entering ninth grade, and we've been looking all over for a great high school that will lead him to a top college. At first, SLA seemed like an excellent choice -- downtown, free, and I'd heard good reviews of the academics. However, there are more negatives than positives to this school. After my son applied, I really looked into the school and found that there is a very limited curriculum and no advanced courses are offered. SLA offers only Spanish as a language choice. Compared to the other schools to which my son had applied - William Penn Charter School, Abington Friends School, St. Joe's Prep, and Masterman - this was not at all impressive. In addition to this, SLA has been accepting people under their "standards" in order to expand and get their name spread around. All in all, I am very displeased with this school, and my son will be joining the ninth grade class at St. Joe's Prep, which offered him a scholarship due to his academic record and entrance exam score."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-01
    "SLA is a unique environment for high school students. Their curriculum is innovative and challenging for all of the students. The intern program at the Franklin Institute allows them to have hands on experiences in the world of science on a weekly basis, and having school issued laptops allows students to be independant and up to date with technology no matter their economic status."
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