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Welcome to Vare-Washington Elementary School!

Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year is OPEN!


If your child will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021, they qualify for Kindergarten enrollment

For questions about registration, you may email the Office of Student Placement and Enrollment at osep@philasd.org or our Vare-Washington secretary, Kathy Snyder, at ksnyder@philasd.org

Letter from the Principal


Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at Vare-Washington Elementary!  I hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing, safe, and healthy summer break.  I also hope everyone is starting to look forward to a return to in-person learning five days a week, beginning on TUESDAY, AUGUST 31st.   I know I speak for the whole staff when I say we can’t wait to welcome you and your student(s) at 8:15am in our school yard!  What a joyous time that will be!

In addition to excitedly anticipating a return to in-person learning, we look forward to strengthening our connections with each and every student, ensuring that all students feel supported and challenged with new learnings and experiences, and continuing to build on our tremendous progress from previous years.  Our deep commitment to our students, their academic success, and their social-emotional well-being remains our unwavering top priority.

This website will be frequently updated with helpful information about the 2021-2022 school year, including any changes to health and safety protocols. I encourage you to check back often.  I also strongly encourage all parents and families to monitor Class Dojo for timely, important information. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. I can be contacted anytime at gstewart@philasd.org, through messaging on Class Dojo, or via our office phone (215-400-8120) beginning August 9.

Thank you in advance for your support, patience, and partnership throughout the year ahead! I look forward to a strong, successful year of growth and learning! Please stay healthy and safe!

Principal Stewart