Students, Schools & Teachers
Whether you’re searching for a single enrichment class, a private K-12 school, or a university-level art curriculum, you’ll find an impressive array of choices in the Parkway Museums District.
If you are a teacher, you should consider the Parkway Museums District an extension of your classroom. Inspire your students with world class art collections, explosive science demonstrations, a hands-on dino dig, and plenty of other kid-focused options.
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Education is central to the mission of the Academy. We provide a wide variety of services and resources for schools, home schooling families, youth camps and educators.
Field Trips: Take your class or group on a field trip to the Academy.
Academy on the Go: Find out how to bring the Academy to your organization!
Education Programs: A variety of special education programs are offered by the Academy of Natural Sciences, including:
- Changing Attitudes Towards Autism Access (CATAAlysis)
- A Head Start on Science (AHSOS)
- Philadelphia-Camden Informal Science Education Collaborative (PISEC)
- George Washington Carver Science Fair
- WINS (Women in Natural Sciences)
- CLUES (Communities of Learning for Urban Environments and Science)
Field Trip Planning Guide: Educator and coordinator break down for field trip planning
Association for Public Art
Public Art Lesson Plans: Free public art lesson plans for 4th and 5th grade students are available on the Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO website.
Kids’ Outdoor Sculpture Fun Guides: Designed for children ages 3-8 and developed as a part of our Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO program, the Outdoor Sculpture Fun Guide is full of activities and information to help engage young people with Philadelphia’s public art. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request free copies.
Click here for information about Barnes Foundation K–12 programs.
Fairmount Water Works
We have designed programs that are suitable for all grades and that meet both Pennsylvania and New Jersey Educational Standards. Out-of-school time programs for all ages include a speakers’ series, architectural walking and bus tours, weekend hands-on science programs for families, and school and summer programs for pre-k to college age students. Click here for more on our education programs.
School Group Tours: Plan your trip with our online Field Trip Planner!
Teacher classroom materials and curriculum/lesson plan: Included within the Field Trip Planner
Online materials: Online resources for learning can be found throughout our website: http://www.fi.edu/
In-school workshops & presentations: The Franklin Institute’s Traveling Science Shows offer a dynamic experience for students.
Free Library of Philadelphia
Continuing Education Classes ESL, GED, and adult reader development courses are offered. For schedules, visit freelibrary.org/calendar.
Saturday Classes Visit freelibrary.org/calendar for up-to-date offerings.
Tutoring Online homework help daily from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Visit freelibrary.org and click on “Homework Help.”
Education Online homework help, LEAP, and ESL and GED tutoring are among the educational offerings at the Parkway Central Library. Visit freelibrary.org for up-to-date offerings.
Afterschool Programs LEAP drop-in afterschool program offers homework help and teaches computer literacy and library skills. Visit freelibrary.org/libserv/leap.htm.
School Group Tours Available upon request. Contact Central Public Services Division at 215-686-5415.
Online Teaching Materials Visit freelibrary.org for a variety of online resources, from databases to special “Explore” topics to online homework help.
In-school Workshops, Presentations Available upon request. Contact Central Public Services Division at 215-686-5415.
Friends Select School
Friends Select School provides a challenging, college-preparatory academic program to its diverse, coed student population, from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade.
Pre-k-12 academic program
After-School Program (Friends Select families only)
Vacation Care (Friends Select families only)
Summer Academic Program (open to public: for students entering grades 6-12)
Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza
IWalk offers tours customized to the educational needs of middle and high school students, complete with features enabling students to submit interactive feedback while exploring the plaza and during post-visit activities. IWalk student tours last approximately one hour.
We strongly suggest that students download the IWalk application, as well as tour content, prior to their arrival at the Plaza.
Teachers interested in receiving specialized training on integrating IWalk and Holocaust education into classroom curricula prior to bringing students to visit the Plaza should contact Eszter Kutas, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, at email@example.com.
Moore College of Art & Design
BFA for Women Moore is the first and only visual arts college for women in the US for undergraduates. Founded in 1848, the college sets the standard of excellence in educating women for careers in the visual arts.
Graduate Studies offers three coed graduate degrees: an MFA in Socially-Engaged Studio Art, an MA in Socially-Engaged Art and an MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations.
Continuing Education for Adults offers classes for men and women at all levels that will cultivate your creativity and expand your professional and personal interests.
Teachers Summer Institute is an annual professional retreat for art educators.
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Division of Education: has developed award-winning programs contextualizing the Museum collections for diverse audiences—including children, families, teachers, and adult learners.
School Group Tours: Museum tours are designed as interactive lessons that encourage students to examine objects and ideas through a variety of activities, including discussions, worksheets, and small group work.
Teacher Resources, Lesson Plans, Workshops, and More: Discover new ways to make art come alive in the classroom through a variety of workshops, programs, and resources designed for teachers of all subjects and grade levels.
Distance Learning: The Museum's videoconferencing programs provide meaningful, interactive learning experiences, connecting the visual arts with all areas of classroom curricula.