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Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush

PHONE: (215) 400-3030 SCHOOL TYPE: Public District Special Admit GRADES: 9-12 ENROLLMENT: 635

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Dr. Latoyia K. Bailey

  • Phone Number

    (215) 400-3030

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    Pennypack Park

  • SEPTA Routes

    Bus (20, 67, 84)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Tuition

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  • Extended Day


Rush Arts is based on the belief that the arts provide an opportunity to develop intellectual growth and personal creativity as part of a rigorous academic curriculum. We emphasize the building of a reflective community of learners who are adaptive critical thinkers and creators while preparing our students for college and professional careers. Transdisciplinary teaching and learning are applied in every classroom. Rush Arts prepares students to become active members of a democratic society by fostering a culture of respect for the various views of our diverse student population and encouraging student voice in the pursuit of social justice.

Points Of Pride

The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush is a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School , who believes in a restorative justice-practice philosophy and stands out for excellence in merging the arts and academics together to create well rounded, civically minded individuals. Students are encouraged to develop and demonstrate their artistic abilities in performance and exhibition throughout the school year. Our community represents a diverse student population that celebrates differences and welcomes all points of view.

Admissions Policy

Students must meet specific grades (A's, B's, and two C's), attendance marks (90%), score in the 50th percentile on Math or ELA on approved standardized test. Audition & Portfolio required for Visual Art. Please visit our website for additional information and audition requirements.

Accreditations and Honors

2008-2023-Students have received awards in the following areas:

  • Philadelphia Young Playwright Awards
  • Labor Day Artist Award
  • Graphic Arts award
  • Young Artists Exhibition
  • Philadelphia Sketch Club
  • All-City orchestra and choir
  • Scholastic Art and Writing Competition
  • A Capella at the Rock
  • Big Future Scholarship Winner
  • numerous accolades at the local and school district level.

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Tues7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Wed7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Thur7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Fri7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat -

Extended Programming Details

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