The School District of Philadelphia will remain closed for the rest of the school year due to COVID-19.
Food benefits (P-EBT) cards will be distributed to qualifying families. Learn more HERE.
Need working papers? Info HERE.
Chromebook Pickup Dates and Times
have CHANGED. Updated info HERE.
Need Chromebook help? Tech Hotlines added to Chromebook Loaner Program HERE. Internet info/resources are HERE.
Find more information about the District’s Continuity of Education Plan for students HERE. Digital Learning and Planned Instruction info HERE.
Grab-and-go meal distribution
at our 50 District school sites occurs one day per week. Learn more HERE. Sites are listed HERE.
For the latest update from Superintendent Hite, included updates on Chromebooks and supports, Digital Learning resources, how to connect with school-based staff, and calendar updates, visit our Coronavirus Information Hub.
PreK-12 Learning Guides are available HERE and at all District meal sites.
Have questions? Call our Hotlines (extended hours, available in 10 languages), email us at  or visit our Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

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Welcome to James Dobson Elementary School!

James Dobson School will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year.

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Message from the Principal

In the past year, it has been a privilege to learn and see all the ways Dobson shines. It has also been a privilege to be welcomed into the Dobson Family. And it is a true family.  The relationships that exist amongst the staff, students, families, and community members lead to focused and high-quality teaching and learning each day. Those relationships also fuel the energy that is taking Dobson to the next level. Dobson already offers so much, including – among many strengths – arts, music, robotics, sports, after-school clubs, social-emotional learning, and top-notch teaching. I am excited to work with everyone as we continue to shape the Dobson experience for our students. It is thrilling to consider how those experiences can help students understand the positive impact they can have in their community while preparing them to take advantage of all the opportunities they deserve.

– Tom Szczesny, Ed.D.                                                                                                                     Principal

Our Vision

Dobson students care for their community. They act with respect, empathy, and integrity in order to make a positive difference in the world around them.

Our Mission

Dobson seeks to shape students to act as stewards of the future. By creating opportunities for students to take action, students understand the ways they can contribute to positive change.

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