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Kensington Health Sciences Academy

PHONE: (215) 400-3600 SCHOOL TYPE: Public District Neighborhood GRADES: 9-12 ENROLLMENT: 460

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Dr. Nimet Eren

  • Phone Number

    (215) 400-3600

  • Website

  • Neighborhood


  • SEPTA Routes

    MFL (Huntingdon, York-Dauphin), Bus (3, 5, 39, 89)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Tuition

  • Uniform


  • Extended Day


The mission of Kensington Health Sciences Academy is to prepare every student academically and holistically to be responsible, caring community members, ready for college or career upon graduation. We strive to accomplish this by building our community together, learning through inquiry, valuing integrity, and celebrating learning.

Points Of Pride

Kensington Health Sciences Academy is a high school that is located in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. We are proud of the four majors we have at our school: Health Related Technology, Dental Assisting, Pharmacy Technology, and Global Leadership. We have 450 students, 30 teachers, and 3 counselors. We have three AP classes (AP Government, AP English Literature and Composition, and AP Art), 19 clubs, 15 sports, and a celebration of some sort almost every week. We also have an incredible college resource center called 12Plus.

KHSA is a community school. A community school is a school that believes in the power of working with the resources that already exist in the community. We are one of 12 community schools in the city of Philadelphia, named by Mayor Jim Kenney. Our community school coordinator, Mr. Antonio Romero, works very hard to make sure our school to bring partners and resources to our school that provide students with incredible learning opportunities.

Admissions Policy

Serves students from catchment area. Students from outside catchment are selected in the lottery.

Accreditations and Honors

Middle States Accreditation (PA), Department of Education approved Career and Technical Education programs of study include Health Related Technology (HRT), Dental Assisting, and Rehabilitation Aide (Sports Medicine).

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon7:30 AM -
Tues7:30 AM -
Wed7:30 AM -
Thur7:30 AM -
Fri7:30 AM -
Sat -

Extended Programming Details

Entrance Instructions

Please enter through our main door (2463 Emerald Street).