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...
Events
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...
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.
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...

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.

J.S. Jenks selected School Redesign Initiative

J.S. Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences has been selected for the District’s School Redesign Initiative program! Thank you to all members of the Redesign Team. The school will begin moving forward with the planning for the implementation year. If you want to hear more about the proposal and plans for the coming months, and...
The Firebolt 5K, October 18, 2014

The Firebolt 5K, October 18, 2014

The 5k Run and 1K Walk will be held on Saturday, October 18th, in association with the Chestnut Hill Business Association’s Harry Potter Festival. The 5K run will begin and end at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields on St. Martins Lane at Willow Grove Avenue, while the 1 mile walk will lead participants to Germantown Avenue...
J.S Jenks Fun Fest Carnival

J.S Jenks Fun Fest Carnival

The Friends of J.S. Jenks and J.S. Jenks Home and School Association are hosting a Spring Funfest Carnival to benefit the school. Event Highlights include: Moon bounces and inflatables Guest appearance by Phillie Phanatic Live Music in our Auditorium fitted with professional sound system Face painting Crafts Games Face Painting and Tatoos Lemonade and Popcorn...
School Native Garden

School Native Garden

Until mid-March, please Donate Your Recyclebank Points to help the school build a new outdoor native garden that will be incorporated into the curriculum.