On February 29th, the Board will hold an Action Meeting at 4 p.m, followed by the Intermediate Unit meeting. Find materials here.

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Welcome to James Dobson Elementary School!

Message from the Principal

Greetings Dobson Families:

Thank you for visiting our website! For your convenience, our homepage includes information about frequently asked questions.  Our homepage includes links to important dates, school supply lists, uniform information, and health forms to support you with ongoing school needs. Please check our website often for updated information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call our main office or reach our school team on Class Dojo.

I look forward to creating more great memories, and celebrating more successes this school year and beyond!

Fondly,
Dr. Williams-Lawani


Get started with planning for the upcoming 23-24 school year by marking these important dates in your calendar: SDP Calendar.
Please try to schedule all appointments for your child during the days and times when school is closed.

School Start Time: 9:00 AM
School End Time: 3:39 PM
Half-day Dismissal Time: 12:39 PM


All families of students entering the district for the first time are encouraged to register online. You will find the registration page HERE.

Families of students transferring in from another district school must register in person. Please call for an appointment. You will need to bring two proofs of address and the student’s latest report card.

 For assistance with online registration or to make an appointment for in-person registration: Please call 215-400-3570


Necessary Forms for Students

The STUDENT EMERGENCY / MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM must be completed by a parent or guardian each year.

The DENTAL FORM must be completed for students entering Kindergarten or initially enrolling in a district school – and for students entering grade 3 or grade 7.

The PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORM must be completed for students entering Kindergarten or initially enrolling in a district school – and for students entering grade 6.

Students who need to receive medication during school hours must return this completed MEDICATION FORM.

Please email Nurse Mark Robinson for questions: mgrobinson@philasd.org 




Our Mission

James Dobson Elementary School is a small, inclusive school community that cultivates the foundation of lifelong learning by fostering high expectations through authentic and meaningful instruction. We value working together with our families, neighbors and partners to continuously reach higher heights in each child’s educational experience. Our school develops the individuality of the whole child through our three main pillars: Respect, Empathy, and Integrity.

Our Vision

To provide a high-quality education that develops the curiosity and talents of our students while fostering agency to make a positive impact in their community and the world around them.