Our School

Joseph Pennell Elementary School is a historic elementary school in the Belfield neighborhood of Philadelphia. Did you know our school is named after Joseph Pennell, an accomplished artist and illustrator for books and magazines? He was born in Philadelphia in 1857. Just like the namesake of our school, we expect our students at Joseph Pennell Elementary School to be determined, productive, and successful members of society.

Our Vision

Pennell is a place where all students feel safe, respected, and loved. Students experience the joy of learning through self-awareness, exploration, and the power of voice.

Our Mission

By holding high expectations for all, students will be equipped with the tools required to build a strong foundation, create lifelong learners, and cultivate productive members of society.