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...


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, Best Costume – 15 and under, and Best Costume – tandem/team!

The Firebolt 5K run begins and ends at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields on St. Martins Lane at Willow Grove Avenue. The Firebolt 5k is a professionally managed run with chip timing for all participants, but is open to casual runners.

The Nimbus Walk leads participants on a 1 mile walk to Germantown Avenue for the opening ceremonies of the Harry Potter Festival.

Register now!

And the fun continues on the J.S. Jenks grounds…



Jenks Academy of Witchcraft & Wizardry

Next to the wooden castles of the Children’s Playground, students of magic young and old can participate in Wizard Chess, play on bouncy castles, enjoy potions and a bite to eat, play themed games, or craft wands, and much more!

These events are held in association with the Chestnut Hill Business Association’s Harry Potter Festival. 

Interested in Volunteering to Help Make the Magic Happen?

Sign up to volunteer at the race and support our runner and walkers, or to help with the Jenks Academy of Witchcraft & Wizardry activities at the Jenks Playground.

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