Parent Volunteers

In order to volunteer in any School District of Philadelphia school, two clearances are required. This includes being a member of our Home and School Association, volunteering in the classroom and being a chaperone on school trips. These clearances are free and can be obtained through the links posted on the right.

Graduation Requirements

Students must meet the School District of Philadelphia requirements for graduation as noted in the Promotion & Graduation Policy. Also 8th grade students  must complete a service learning project in their 8th grade year.

Dobson School reserves the right to exclude students from trips, end of year activities, and the moving up ceremony.

High School Acceptances

Most of Dobson apply and are accepted at special high schools. Many Dobson Alumni gradutate from prestigious high schools such as Central, Girls High, Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA), Franklin Learning Center  (FLC), Science and Leadership Academy (SLA), Philadelphia Military Academy (PMA),  Engineering and Science High School and La Salle College High School.

What is MYA? (Middle Years Academy)

Our Middle School, known as the Middle Years Academy (MYA) is a small academy within a small school.  Students in grades 6-8 cycle through their four major subject areas on the third floor of the school, have monthly incentive activities & trips, and are expected to fill many of the leadership roles on the Student Lighthouse Team.  They have a role in choosing the monthly MYA incentives, planning fundraisers, and in planning school activities such as assemblies and talent show.