About the William Penn School District

District Website: http://www.williampennsd.org

Located in southeastern Delaware County, the William Penn School District serves approximately 5,500 students who live in the six communities of Aldan, Colwyn, Darby, East Lansdowne, Lansdowne, and Yeadon Boroughs. Our eight elementary schools, which serve students in Kindergarten through the sixth grade, are as follows: Aldan, Ardmore Avenue, Bell Avenue, Colwyn, East Lansdowne, Evans, Park Lane, and Walnut Street.

Our secondary schools are Penn Wood Middle School (grades 7 and 8), Penn Wood High School – Cypress Street Campus (grades 9) and Penn Wood High School – Green Avenue Campus (grades 10, 11 and 12).

The William Penn School District also offers: Alternative education through its Ombudsman Program Alternative School and the Twilight School; Customized, accelerated learning options through our Blended Schools program; and an alternative to the traditional brick-and-mortar school setting through the William Penn School District Cyber Academy.

Mission Statement

The William Penn School District, having high expectations and accountability for all, is committed to a continuous learning ethic that promotes student achievement and prepares students to make positive choices.

Vision Statement

In a safe and nurturing environment, the William Penn School District, in cooperation with its communities, will assume responsibility for engaging students in diverse and challenging learning experiences. High expectations and accountability will be established for students and staff. It is our vision to develop classrooms that engage students fully in their learning, where students work independently and in groups, and where the importance of continuous learning is emphasized. Our schools will become places where students develop the skills to make positive choices in their lives.

Shared Values

  • We believe that every individual has worth.
  • We believe that every individual can learn.
  • We believe that education is a right as well as a privilege.
  • We believe that students, parents, and community working in partnership promote lifelong learning.
  • We believe that every individual in the learning community is entitled to a safe and healthy environment.
  • We believe that every individual is entitled access to opportunities that develop one’s potential.
  • We believe that our community’s diversity is a strength.
  • We believe that knowledge is the result of active and purposeful learning.
  • We believe that students have a responsibility for their learning.
  • We believe that teachers have a responsibility for their students’ learning.
  • We believe that the community has a responsibility for educating its youth.