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, Virginia’s first charter elementary school, is beginning its seventh year of operation. Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts is a Richmond Public School serving approximately 330 Richmond students. Our mission is to cultivate students’ maximum growth and develop stewardship through a premier environmental and arts education.
One School, One Book
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl
PHSSA launched a One School, One Book program in November, all thanks to our wonderful new reading
specialist. Read to Them ® is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization promoting family literacy. The mission of this organization is to create a culture of reading and literacy in every home. Every PHSSA student will receive a copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
Students and teachers will read and discuss this text in and out of the classroom, as well as complete a culminating school project. Once this is completed, students will earn a GoldenTicket, allowing for a movie celebration. This book will be sent home with each student, to promote reading and sharing at home.
A big thank you to PHSSA's students, teachers, and staff for sharing excitement in this special program. We can't wait to see what amazing adventure comes next!
Why PHSSA students love their school
What’s happening at PHSSA
PHSSA Events Calendar | 2016-2017 School Year Calendar
Office hours are 7:45 am - 4:00 pm
PTA Meeting | Community Dinner & BOD Forum
Early Dismissal @ 11 am (End Quarter 2)
2017-2018 Enrollment Lottery @ 1 pm
PHSSA's Ellwood Thompson's 5% for the Community Day
No school - MLK Jr. Holiday
No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences
BOD Meeting @ 6 pm
Open House @ 6 pm
What’s cooking at PHSSA
PHSSA families can now utilize MyPaymentsPlus
to pay for school meals. Click here for more information.