Parkway NW At A Glance

Mission & Approach to Learning:

Our mission at Parkway Northwest High School for Peace and Social Justice is
to prepare students to face a complex world with the skills necessary to institute positive change locally and globally. Our school offers a rigorous college preparatory program designed to promote peace and social justice through the use of critical thinking, problem solving, cooperative learning and research.

Points of Pride:

  • School District of Philadelphia recognition for strongest gains in College and Career programming
  • 99% Graduation Rate
  • Students average of over $10,000 in scholarships for the class of 2019
  • Demetrius Frison Center for Peace and School Library
  • Artist in Residence through the ArtWell Group
  • 1-1 Chromebook program for all students
  • Annual school events around Peace Day, Trayvon Martin Tribute Day, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Day

Courses & Program Highlights:

  • Ninth grade MTSS and mentoring through 9th grade team
  • 10th grade seminar course on Peace and Social Justice
  • 11th and 12th college trips and career day
  • Advanced Placement Courses: English Literature and Composition; Psychology
  • Honors courses in English, History and Math Rigorous Senior Project Program
  • Dual Enrollment Program with Arcadia University

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Art Club
  • Athletics program both in-house and in partnership with Martin Luther King HS
    • Reigning Football Public League Champions!
    • Reigning District XII Girls Basketball Champions!
  • Chess Club
  • Gardening Club
  • Homework Club
  • Social Justice Academy
  • WHYY Film Club

Sports Teams:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball—Girls’ and Boys’ Varsity
  • Bowling
  • Football
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track with Martin Luther King, Jr. High School


• Rotary Club of Chestnut Hill

• Community Advisory Board comprised of university and organization partners including:

  • Arcadia University
  • CeaseFirePA
  • Granny Peace Brigade
  • Public Citizens for Children and Youth(PCCY)
  • United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia
  • Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom