The Landscape Architecture Foundation Reviews the Arthur Schoolyard

The Landscape Architecture Foundation Reviews the Arthur Schoolyard

The Chester Arthur Schoolyard Case Study has been published by the Landscape Architecture Foundation. The case study involved a Pre-Construction Site Assessment in 2016, a Post-Construction Site Assessment in 2017, both done by our landscape architect, SALT, and then data evaluation, analysis and presentation. We've been told the Landscape Architecture Foundation has a rigorous review process for their Case Studies and so it's an accomplishment to be approved by the organization. This work was funded by the William Penn Foundation grant that we secured for the Schoolyard.  

Principal Newman selected as a Neubauer Fellow, whose Foundation also funds a K-3 Spanish program at Arthur

Principal Newman selected as a Neubauer Fellow, whose Foundation also funds a K-3 Spanish program at Arthur

Principal Kim Newman was selected as a 2016-17 Neubauer Fellow. The Neubauer Fellowship in Educational Leadership provides selected high-performers with quality professional development that refines and augments their leadership skills in order to lead their schools to higher levels of learning.

Arthur Elementary playground to transform into outdoor learning lab

Arthur Elementary playground to transform into outdoor learning lab

When Marcquaan Marion was in kindergarten, his school’s playground was an empty asphalt parking lot with a lone basketball hoop and not a single a patch of shade.

Marion, now a 7th grader, spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for Chester Arthur Elementary School’s new Outdoor STEM Learning Lab. When complete, the playground for the school at 20th and Catharine Streets will be transformed into a green space with multiple outdoor classrooms for inquiry-driven learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).