The School District of Philadelphia will remain closed for the rest of the school year due to COVID-19.
Food benefits (P-EBT) cards will be distributed to qualifying families. Learn more HERE.
Need working papers? Info HERE.
Chromebook Pickup Dates and Times
have CHANGED. Updated info HERE.
Need Chromebook help? Tech Hotlines added to Chromebook Loaner Program HERE. Internet info/resources are HERE.
Find more information about the District’s Continuity of Education Plan for students HERE. Digital Learning and Planned Instruction info HERE.
Grab-and-go meal distribution
at our 50 District school sites occurs one day per week. Learn more HERE. Sites are listed HERE.
For the latest update from Superintendent Hite, included updates on Chromebooks and supports, Digital Learning resources, how to connect with school-based staff, and calendar updates, visit our Coronavirus Information Hub.
PreK-12 Learning Guides are available HERE and at all District meal sites.
Have questions? Call our Hotlines (extended hours, available in 10 languages), email us at covid19info@philasd.org  or visit our Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

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Welcome to the Powel School Website!

Samuel Powel is a wonderful Kindergarten to Fourth Grade school in Powelton Village, in the heart of University City.  We are one of West Philadelphia’s premier public elementary schools. We believe that our students can be empowered to learn and reach their full potential in a safe, nurturing, and student centered environment. We know that our students can achieve when they are motivated, engaged,  and valued. By building self-efficacy through patience and guidance, our students will attain academic and behavioral excellence and build core values which will allow them to grow to be respectful, responsible, and successful members of society.

Samuel Powel Elementary-
A small school, with GREAT expectations!