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Welcome to the Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts

The Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts (PHSSA) is a kindergarten through fifth-grade 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.

The school moved into its permanent school building
January 9, 2012.

3411 Semmes Avenue
Richmond, Va 23225



Schedule Update!

Due to inclement weather during the winter months, the following days will be full days of school rather than early release days.

  • May 23rd 
  • June 17th, 18th and 19th 



What do you do with a grant from
Partners in the Arts?

Well, this is what we did…

  • Explored Forest Hill Park.
  • Harvested invasive plants and made paper from them.
  • Made an encyclopedia of native plants.
  • Made pinhole cameras and took pictures along reedy creek.
  • Made paintings of Native trees.
  • Made cyanotypes of leaves.
  • Studied the watershed; causes and solutions.

Capital One Invite

PHSSA has reserved a BUS for parents and students interested in going to the
STUDENT ART SHOW Opening Reception
at Capital One ( West Creek Campus) on Thursday, April 24th, 2014.
The bus can carry 55 passengers and is free of charge. You are welcome to drive on your own, but if you want to use the bus service please reserve a spot by returning this form no later than Tuesday, April 22nd.

  • Bus leavesPHSSA at 4:00 p.m.
  • Bus returnsto PHSSA at 6:00 p.m.

A parent or guardian must accompany students.
 Reservations are first come, first served.
You will not be able to enter the building without a picture ID.

Download this form and send in with your child


Waitlist Applications now being accepted

PHSSA is currently accepting waitlist applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Parents/Guardians will be contacted as spots become available. Please use this online application.


PHSSA is hiring

Patrick Henry School is looking for qualified applicants for the positions of Part-time Media Specialist and Elementary Teacher. See more info here.



Growing Opportunity for Virginia Students Panel Discussion


Recently PHSSA Co-Chair, Debora Corliss participated in a panel discussion around school choice and opportunity.

See highlights from the discussion:




PHSSA Meetings

Patrick Henry School Board of Directors meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Patrick Henry School building at 3411 Semmes Avenue. All are welcome — please come! More info >>


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