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Parkway Northwest High School for Peace and Social Justice

PHONE: (215) 400-3390 SCHOOL TYPE: Public District Special Admit GRADES: 9-12 ENROLLMENT: 254

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Mr. Jeffrey MacFarland

  • Phone Number

    (215) 400-3390

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    West Oak Lane

  • SEPTA Routes

    Bus (XH, L)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Tuition

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  • Extended Day


Our mission at Parkway Northwest High School for Peace and Social Justice is to prepare students to face a complex world with the skills necessary to institute positive change locally and globally. Our school offers a rigorous college-preparatory program designed to promote peace and social justice through the use of critical thinking, problem solving, cooperative learning and research.

Points Of Pride

  • Small, tight-knit, school community
  • 100% graduation rate
  • Over $1,000,000 in college scholarships and grants awarded to the class of 2018
  • Blended Learning program with 1-1 chromebooks for three years
  • Year-round programming around Social Justice work in community
  • Focus on extracurricular activities, clubs and athletics
  • 120 hours of community service for students
  • Peace Day Celebration September 21 each year
  • Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's Legacy Day annually on April 4

Admissions Policy

Students must meet specific grades (A's, B's and one C) and attendance marks (95%).

Accreditations and Honors

U.S. News & World Report Bronze Medal recognition for High Schools. Recipient of Picasso Grant for the Arts in tandem with Quintessence Theatre last two years to promote the mission of Parkway NW through the arts. Support Demetrius Frison Center for Peace as a community space for peace and social justice and a school library. Partnerships with ArtWell Heartbeats program for African drumming and spoken word.

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon7:30 AM - 2:45 PM
Tues7:30 AM - 2:45 PM
Wed7:30 AM - 2:45 PM
Thur7:30 AM - 2:45 PM
Fri7:30 AM - 2:45 PM
Sat -

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