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PSJ awarded Picasso Grant with Quintessence Theater

Parkway NW HS for Peace & Social Justice was awarded a Picasso Grant in partnership with the Quintessence Theater.  All students will see a live Shakespeare play with a follow-up discussion with the actors and we are honored to host Johnnie Hobbes, Jr. at our school for a month long actors studio!


News –

Comprehensive School Improvement

We are making the changes necessary to make Parkway NW HS for Peace and Social Justice the strongest school in the city and beyond.  Please join us at 3pm on Monday, 5/20, to discuss the draft plan on how we are raising expectations through rigorous instruction, common planning, and more inclusive communication.

The draft plans are below:

PSJ School Impr Priority Statement #1

PSJ School Impr Priority Statement #2

Parent Surveys

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Principal Mac’s Senior Info

Graduation is Monday, June 3rd at the Germantown Jewish Centre at 3pm.

Address is 400 W. Ellet St. at the intersection of Lincoln Drive and W. Ellet St. in Mt. Airy.  All students will receive their cap & gown along with 10 graduation tickets on Thursday, May 30, at their final graduation practice at the GJC from 12:15pm – 2:30pm.

Senior Luncheon on Friday, 5/24 at Maggiano’s Center City: Sr Luncheon trip slip

Senior Class Update 4_26_19

Spring Title 1 meeting – 4/11/19 at 5:30pm

We were honored to receive $5,000 for a Picasso Project Grant with the Quintessence Theatre Group this winter.  Thanks PCCY!

We are already looking forward to another great year in 2018-19 as the class of 2019 move towards graduation and as we welcome the class of 2022!

The Class of 2019 has already begun to see the results of their college application efforts!  We are so proud of you.

The Senior Newsletter can be found here:

2019 Senior Newsletter

Senior Portrait Schedule FINAL

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop successful young adults who are leaders for peace and social justice.  We are doing this by building the most incredible high school that has a small, tight knit school community alongside the learning opportunities of a much larger school.  We want our students and their families to know they are being both challenged and supported every day to help them be their best selves.

Dress Code

Dress Code/School Uniform Policy
The uniform is a way of demonstrating school pride and is expected to be worn daily. Remember, you and your child had a choice to attend Parkway Northwest HS for Peace & Social Justice and by accepting this placement you are also agreeing to follow the school rules. The PSJ uniform includes:
1. A Parkway NW HS for Peace & Social Justice shirt or sweatshirt
2. A collared shirt with the PSJ logo on it
3. Black, Khaki, or Gray, solid, color pants/skirts
4. Student ID card that is visible at all times

Please note that:
1. Hats, hoods and scarves may not be worn in the building unless the head covering is for recognized religious attire.
2. Skirts cannot be more than two (2) inches above the knee even when worn with leggings.
3. During the warm weather months students may wear Capri’s or cargo shorts.
4. There is no uniform specification for footwear except that, for safety reasons, students are may not wear flip-flops or sandals without straps on the back.
5. There is a $7 charge for uniform violations to purchase school approved clothes.
6. Changes to this Dress Code / School Uniform Policy will be made only through the Principal working in conjunction with the School Advisory Council (SAC).