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Mr. Bentz receives EPA Award

Middle School Science Teacher Mr. Bentz was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an outstanding environmental educator at an awards ceremony in DC last month.

He received a Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators Honorable Mention for teaching environmental issues and green solutions that extends beyond his students to their families, community members and other teachers in the District. (Mr. Bentz pictured with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.)

Big Brother Big Sister Program

Albert M. Greenfield School and Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA (BBBS SEPA) have partnered…

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High School Selection

Visit the High School Selection webpage HERE as a resource to learn more about the selection…

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Sign Ups Open for After-School Programs


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Aftercare Information

We are placing the information we receive on local aftercare programs on this shared drive…

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25sep8:30 am- 9:30 amFREE Mindfulness for Caregivers class8:30 am - 9:30 am EST Albert M. Greenfield SchoolPoint of Contact: Amy Arcaro Email:

28sep8:00 pmDOGS NightDads of Greenfield Social Event8:00 pm EST Callahan's GrillePoint of Contact: Bob Davis Email:

29sep8:00 amGeneral HSA MeetingYOU are a member of the HSA. Come to hear what's in the works. Bring ideas! Pitch in. 8:00 am Amsterdam Library - 2nd FloorPoint of Contact: Graham Bailer Email:

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Greenfield is a K-8 elementary school in the heart of Center City – Philadelphia.

Our neighborhood public school fosters rigorous academics and mindful students in an engaged, diverse, environmentally-conscious community. With the surrounding city as our extended classroom, teaching and learning at Greenfield takes full advantage of Philadelphia’s vibrant culture and rich history.

In the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, there were very few public schools serving families in Center City. Many children attended private school or were bussed to schools outside of Center City.

In September 1954, parents and the Center City Residents Association (CCRA) pressured the Board of Education to open an elementary school in Center City West. City Center School, which was the original name, resided in the YWCA at 2027 Chestnut Street. According to the CCRA, there were seven teachers and 153 children ages six to twelve when the school opened.

Within six years, there were 250 students and the space at YWCA was becoming less accommodating with the growing population. Again, parents and the community demanded a better facility to support the growing needs of the students/faculty. After a year of community meetings and appearances before the Board of Education, the Board purchased the former Jerrold Electronics Building at 23rd and Chestnut streets in 1960. The idea was to use the building as a temporary school with the intent of building a new school in the near future.

By 1963, parents and the community decided it was time to build a new building so in 1964 the Board of Education bought all the properties on the block that is now Greenfield. At this point the student population had grown to 375.

The process of building the new building began in 1966 and doors opened September 1970, with an enrollment of 780 children.

“The beautiful Albert M. Greenfield School that resulted is a tribute to years of cooperation among CCRA, parents and a host of hard working officers of the City Center Home and School Association. It is also a tribute to the Board of Education, who in their wisdom understood that a qualified public school was crucial to the renaissance taking place in Center City.” – CCRA News June 1997

The Greenfield staff is what makes our school stand out from the rest.   It starts with Principal Dan Lazar and our front office staff.   Follow the links below to learn more about the Greenfield Teachers and Administration.

The “Greening Greenfield” project was a five-phase initiative that transformed the building and grounds of the school from a mixed-use asphalt play yard to a self-sustaining green space.  

The project was part of the Philadelphia Water Department’s efforts to solve the “overflow problem” caused by rain water running along paved city streets creating havoc on the city’s underground systems. Completed in 2010, Greening Greenfield helped earn our school national acknowledgment as a “Green Ribbon School” and “Greening Greenfield” remains a core value of the school, its students, and the community.

Read more, and watch the video about how Greenfield is helping to make our city and the environment a better place.

Greening Greenfield

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Greenfield’s great staff and parent involvement is what makes our school special.  Join us for an event and see!

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25sep8:30 am- 9:30 amFREE Mindfulness for Caregivers class8:30 am - 9:30 am EST Albert M. Greenfield SchoolPoint of Contact: Amy Arcaro Email:

28sep8:00 pmDOGS NightDads of Greenfield Social Event8:00 pm EST Callahan's GrillePoint of Contact: Bob Davis Email:

29sep8:00 amGeneral HSA MeetingYOU are a member of the HSA. Come to hear what's in the works. Bring ideas! Pitch in. 8:00 am Amsterdam Library - 2nd FloorPoint of Contact: Graham Bailer Email:

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There are many ways to support Greenfield. In addition to fundraisers and giving campaigns, which are listed below, there are opportunities to give of your time as a volunteer. Please click HERE to learn more about volunteering opportunities.  

Annual Auction

Annual Auction

Each year, Greenfield's Home & School Association hosts Greenfield's annual auction - the school's biggest…

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Kidstuff Coupon Book Fundraiser

Kidstuff Coupon Book Fundraiser

Last year, we launched this fundraiser for our middle school. This year we will be expanding…

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United Way

United Way

Does your employer participate in a United Way Campaign? Consider designating Greenfield as your donor choice during your…

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HSA Annual Fund


Shop through eScrip and Greenfield benefits. Click to get started!
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Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

hat is RSVP? It stands for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in the city of Philadelphia. RSVP is organized through Klein Life JCC.
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Box Top Education

Box Top Education

Start collecting your box tops!  Throughout the entire school year, we will accept your Box Tops! They’re worth 10 cents each so they really add up fast! Last year we raised $800!
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Shop at Amazon and support Greenfield. A portion of every dollar spent goes back to Greenfield - make sure to use the AmazonSmile link.
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For prospective parents or new parents to Greenfield. Please take a look at the information below. If you still have questions, please contact Amy Arcaro at

Thank you for your interest in Albert M. Greenfield School. We encourage you to take a tour of Greenfield. It’s a great way to get a more intimate look at our school.

The school tours will generally be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month. All tours will begin at 9:00 and end approximately at 10:30 AM. You do not need to register. Please gather in the lobby before 9:00 AM. All students who wish to attend Albert M. Greenfield School, must live within the catchment area. Below you will find a list of Greenfield School Outreach Events and Tours.

October 12 @ 8:40-10:30 AM—Kindergarten and First Grade Open House (in the library with a tour)

October 19 @ 8:40-10:30 AM—Middle School Open House (in the library)

November 9 @ 9:00 AM—Tour

December 14 @ 9:00 AM —Tour

January 11 @ 9:00 AM —Tour

February 8 @ 9:00 AM —Tour

March 8 @ 9:00 AM —Tour

April 5 @ 9:00 AM—Tour *the first Thursday*

May 10 @ 9:00 AM —Tour

May 31 @ 8:40-10:30 AM —Kindergarten and First Grade Orientation (in the library with a tour)

To: Kindergarten Parents and New Parents at Albert M. Greenfield School

Join us for Coffee & Commiseration on the first day of Kindergarten   Tuesday, September 12 @ 8:30-9:30 am | Amsterdam Library | Second Floor of Greenfield School

The first day of kindergarten or the first week in a new school can be a challenging one for parents. We invite Kindergarten parents and all new Greenfield parents to join us for our Coffee and Commiseration.

“Seasoned” Greenfield parents will be on hand to introduce themselves, share stories & information, and answer any questions you might have. Greenfield t-shirts (all dress code-approved) will be available for purchase.

We hope to see you at Coffee and Commiseration to welcome you to Albert M. Greenfield School!

Welcome to Greenfield! Our website is a wonderful source of information. Please visit our Parent Resources page to help you get acclimated to Greenfield. Go to PARENT RESOURCES PAGE.


** Catchment Zone Requirements **

We will only be registering children living within the Greenfield catchment area. The catchment of Greenfield School is from the south side of the Ben Franklin Parkway to the north side of Bainbridge Street, and from the west side of Broad Street to the Schuylkill River.

When registering, you must bring your child’s original birth certificate, his/her vaccination records, your own government-issued photo ID, and your original gas or electric bill from the past month as proof of residence. Please note that water or cell phone bills are not accepted as proof of residence. (For Kindergarten registration documents must show that your child will be 5 years old on or before September 1 the year of enrollment.)