About Us

James Dobson Elementary school is a gem. It is high-achieving K-8 neighborhood elementary school resting in the hills that define Manayunk and Roxborough. It serves just under 300 students from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds. The size creates a true family atmosphere in the building with a dedicated staff that proudly watches the students grow and mature. Families also bring an active, energetic presence to the school. It is a true community, and those relationships make all the difference for our students.

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.