Parkway West At A Glance

Mission & Approach to Learning:

Parkway West is a small special admission college prep high school. Our mission is
to ensure that all students reach their personal and academic potential, and become productive citizens and lifelong learners.

In partnership with Philadelphia Academies, Inc., Parkway offers an Early Childhood Education CTE program whose mission is to address the need for qualified teachers in the city’s schools. The program is designed to introduce students to careers in the field of education, while emphasizing the use of technology and preparing them for entrance into college. Students participate in summer internships in the education field. Students who complete the program will have the opportunity to earn their Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, as well as up to 9 college credits.

Points of Pride:

• Made Adequate Yearly Progress in 2007- 2009 and 2011

More than 90% of graduates enroll directly in 2 or 4 year colleges
Early Childhood Education CTE program


Courses & Program Highlights:

Approved CTE Programs (Citywide Access):

• Early Childhood Education and Childcare

Advanced Placement Courses:

• English Language and Composition • English Literature and Composition • Environmental Science
• U.S. Government and Politics

• U.S. History

Dual Enrollment Programs:

• Community College of Philadelphia

Extracurricular Activities:

• Chess Club
• Grade Recovery
• National Honor Society • Mock Trial
• Poetry Club
• Student Government
• Special Olympics
• Tutoring
• Yearbook

Sports Teams:

• Basketball—Girls’ and Boys’ • Softball
• Track and Field
• Volleyball—Girls’ and Boys’
• Partnership with West Philadelphia HS for sports not offered at Parkway


Bryn Mawr College
Children’s Village
Community College of Philadelphia
Delaware Valley Association for the
Education of Young Children
District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund
Haverford College
Pennsylvania State University
Philadelphia Academies, Inc.
West Chester University