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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

Phone:  804-888-7061
Fax: 804-888-7064


Fundraising Opportunity

Spirit Week is this week at The Mill on MacArthur please go and eat and mention PHSSA. Part of the proceeds will go to the school. Great American food located on the northside of Richmond. Have a great meal, and help us raise money!



Get ready for the Amazing Raise!

Amazing Raise

Once a year, GiveRichmond and its affiliate sites are transformed to bring you The Amazing Raise. This 36-hour online giving challenge is designed to encourage people far and wide to support their favorite causes and organizations right here in our home community. Over three years, The Amazing Raise has infused local nonprofits with more than $3.3 million dollars in unrestricted support.

The Amazing Raise allows anyone to become a philanthropist and that is an exciting prospect for our region. When thousands of people come together for the greater good, transformative things begin to happen.

The Amazing Raise giving day website is now live! Visit us atwww.theamazingraise.org.



PHSSA Starts its Fifth Year

Thank you to all the volunteers, staff and families that have worked so hard to see us reach this milestone. The Richmond Times-Dispatch outlines some of the challenges we've met, but also points out how we are poised for our most successful year yet.

PHSSA students visit Reedy Creek

PHSSA Lunch Program

Some of you may have heard that RPS students will be receiving free breakfast and lunch this year. PHSSA does not belong to the RPS lunch program, so at the current time, we are not eligible for this program. We are working with RPS to see if we could be included in the program, and we will keep you all posted on any developments.

View and download PHSSA's menu for August.


Adopt a Window

Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts (PHSSA) has undertaken an "Adopt a Window" program to replace/rehab ALL of the windows of the school building. This will enhance the energy efficiency (and curbside appeal!) at an estimated cost of $600,000.

All donations are tax-deductible. Large windows can be adopted for $2,000 and the small basement windows for $1,000. Donations cover a substantial portion of the total cost of the renovation and also will be used as matching funds for requests to the MMP Foundation and the Calder Foundation (pending request for a $100,000 grant).

The school has commitments from John Jacquemin Foundation for $10,000 and board members; so far totaling $18,000. If you are interested in adopting a window, please contact Board Member Deborah Corliss (deborah.corliss@patrickhenrycharter.org) or school Principal, Dr. Eileen Atkinson (eatkinso@richmond.k12.va.us). PHSSA (a 501c(3) corporation) also can provide a "pledge letter" that would let you pay over a 6-month period. In addition to the tax deduction, those who adopt a window will be recognized by a name plaque on the window so it will be known who provided the new windows.

2014-2015 School Calendar and Supply Lists Released

Please download the calendar for the 2014-2015 School year! School will start August 4.

Summer packets will be mailed the week of July 21 and it will include forms, materials lists, updated dismissal info. and teacher assignments. 

School Supply lists for the 2014/2015 school year are now available!


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 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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