Community Support for Chestnut Hill's Public School
2016 Mardi Gras Ball

2016 Mardi Gras Ball

Mark your calendar for this formal evening of cocktails and revelry, including a silent auction, benefitting the John Story Jenks Academy for the Arts & Sciences. Register today online using this link.
Our students dream of....

Our students dream of….

We asked the students from Jenks this simple question: What do you want from your school? See below for all of their wonderful ideas and make sure to check out the fundraising boxes up and down the Hill at supporting businesses. To donate to the J.S. Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences...
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Funfest and Science Discovery Day 2016: April 23, 11am-3pm

Funfest and Science Discovery Day 2016: April 23, 11am-3pm

2016 Funfest at Discovery Day Saturday, April 23, 2016 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. J.S. Jenks Playground Join us for games, bouncy castles, raffles, food, and more on the J.S. Jenks playground with all the Franklin Institute Discovery Day activities as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival! Help Make Funfest a Success Parents, students, teachers, and neighbors make Funfest...
2015 Firebolt 5K and Nimbus Walk

2015 Firebolt 5K and Nimbus Walk

The Annual Firebolt 5K & Nimbus Walk Saturday, October 17, 2015 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. Mile walk starts at 9:15 a.m. Witches and wizards of all ages can start their Harry Potter Festival celebration off with a beautiful run or a fun stroll through the autumn foliage. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be given for the Best Costume Overall,...
Astronomy Night! Friday, April 24 at 7:30 pm

Astronomy Night! Friday, April 24 at 7:30 pm

From the Franklin Institute: What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. No gear? No problem! We’ll have telescopes and binoculars onsite....
Funfest and Science Discovery Day April 25, 10am-3pm

Funfest and Science Discovery Day April 25, 10am-3pm

Join us for games, bouncy castles, raffles, food, and more on the J.S. Jenks playground with all the Franklin Institute Discovery Day activities as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival!  
The Crossing @ Jenks - Saturday, April 18, 2pm

The Crossing @ Jenks – Saturday, April 18, 2pm

Saturday April 18th, 2015 at 2PM Kile Smith/Ryan Eckes: May Day The culmination of our year long collaboration. The Crossing Choir and Jenks students together in a new work composed for the occasion by Kile Smith on a poem by Ryan Eckes; both artists have worked extensively with the students, sharing the process and developing...

“Plant a Seed” Community Campaign Launches

Our 2015 “Plant a Seed in Chestnut Hill” Community Campaign has officially launched. Between now and April 25th we are trying to raise $17,000 to support programs, infrastructure and technology at the J.S. Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences. Specifically, the funds will be designated to support J.S. Jenks’ STEM and Arts focus, along...
Donate to the Community Fundraising Campaign!

Donate to the Community Fundraising Campaign!

Donate much needed funds below and support the J.S. Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences’ Community Fundraising Campaign!  The Chestnut Hill Business Improvement District’s generous donation of $17,000 will support programmatic and infrastructure improvements at the school. We are now kicking off a Community fundraising campaign to match those funds. Donate now! Click on the sections below to...
Recyclebank Green Schools Program 2015

Recyclebank Green Schools Program 2015

  UPDATE! We raised $2473 which was 91% of our goal. Thanks so much to all who participated! It’s that time again…. Recyclebank time! Once again, J.S. Jenks is participating in Recyclebank’s Green Schools Program. We will be starting an ecosystem program consisting of greenhouses, aquaponics, and vermicomposting. Click on the link below to donate...

Friends of J.S. Jenks and Chestnut Hill Business Improvement District Announce New Partnership

We are partnering with the Chestnut Hill Business Improvement District to bring new funding resources to J.S. Jenks.  The Business Improvement District is donating $17,000 in funds to support Programmatic and Infrastructure improvements at the school, and the Chestnut Hill Business Association is working with us to kick off a Community Fundraising Campaign to match...

J.S. Jenks in the News

Check out the great news article about J.S. Jenks in the Philadelphia Inquirer highlighting our new name (J.S. Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences), our Arts and Sciences programmatic efforts, the School Redesign Initiative and community support through Friends of J.S. Jenks.   Catch the momentum and get involved!

Board Meeting November 25th 6:30 PM

Please join us for the next Friends of J.S. Jenks board meeting on November 25th at 6:30PM in the Bombay Room of the Chestnut Hill Hotel. Our meetings are open to the public and we encourage J.S. Jenks parents/staff, community members, prospective parents, alumni, and anyone with an interest in supporting public education in Chestnut Hill...

Open House Wednesday November 12th 9:00 – 10:30 AM

Come to an Open House at J.S. Jenks Wednesday November 12th at 9:00AM. Take a tour of the school, meet the Kindergarten teachers and visit their class, Q&A with parents and principal. Entrance at top of stairs on Southampton.