Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts (PHSSA) is a kindergarten through fifth grade (K-5) school based on meaningful parent, educator, and community involvement. The school provides the children of our diverse community with an academically rigorous science- and arts-based curriculum that emphasizes environmental awareness and social responsibility.
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Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts is beginning its sixth year of operation. We are Virginia’s first charter elementary school. We currently serve approximately 300 Richmond students from kindergarten through 5th grade. Our mission is to cultivate students’ maximum growth and develop stewardship through a premier environmental and arts education.
PHSSA helps plant 165 trees!
"Congratulations to Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts on being a TreeRing Green Yearbook School! Since you sold 165 yearbooks last year, we've worked with our partner, Trees for the Future, to plant that many trees in your school's name."
Why PHSSA students love their school
Third Grade Fundraising Team
Third grade is planning a trip to the aquarium in Baltimore in the Spring and needs to raise funds to support this trip. Please contact Ms. Peyton if you are interested in coordinating/implementing fundraising for this trip - email@example.com
PHSSA is looking for a parent volunteer to partner with a teacher to layout, design, and coordinate our 2015-2016 yearbook. Please contact Mrs. McGrath if you are interested - firstname.lastname@example.org
We need a (or some) kind soul to organize and clean the book closet. The closet also needs another shelf. Please contact Ms. Whisler if you can help - email@example.com
Looking for some folks with artistic ability to help paint the murals in the hallways. Should be comfortable painting mural designs on walls freehand from sketches. Contact Jamie Weinstein if you are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s happening at PHSSA
2015 - 2016 PHSSA Events Calendar
Click here to download the 2015-2016 calendar.
Office hours are 7:45 am - 4:00 pm
No School | Parent/Teacher Conferences
Monday 10/12 - Friday 10/16
Click here for Enrichment Course Options
Monday 10/19 - Friday 10/23
Second Grade Swimming
The Learn-to-Swim program at the downtown YMCA starts Monday 9/28. Our second graders will get to participate in five days of swim lessons through this RPS partnership with YMCA.
5 Aesop Bops! School-wide Field Trip
6 PTA Meeting @ 6:00 pm in auditorium
9 No School | Parent-Teacher Conferences
19-23 Fall Break | No School
19 Board of Directors Meeting @ 6:00 pm
20 SPIRIT NIGHT @ Chipotle 4:00 - 8:00 pm
30 FALL FESTIVAL 5:00 - 8:00 pm