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Edward Heston Elementary School

PHONE: (215) 400-7290 SCHOOL TYPE: Public District Neighborhood GRADES: Pre-K (3-4 years old)-8 ENROLLMENT: 350

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Our mission at Heston is a commitment to give our students the necessary skills to become self-motivated, life-long learners who create and continue a positive vision of themselves for now and the future. We strive to create an organized and consistent environment for our students, so they will be able to use a variety of strategies to succeed in all areas of their lives.

Points Of Pride

  1. 1. Heston's library program was restored by WePAC (West Philadelphia Alliance for Children)
  2. 2. Heston is one of the few PreK-8 public schools remaining in the West Parkside Community.
  3. 3. Offer a variety of extracurricular activities including after school programs for grades 3-8
  4. 4. Heston has an after school program sponsored by (NEW) Neighborhood Education Program, which provides homework help, robotics, basketball, sewing, and summer camp.
  5. 5. Faith-based partnership: Resurrection Baptist Church and Bibleway Baptist Church

Admissions Policy

Students must live within designated catchment boundaries; students may apply to a school(s) outside of their neighborhood and will be considered via lottery based on a available space.

Accreditations and Honors

Heston was one of the first schools selected by the district for the Best Practice Award in 2004.

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