Upcoming Events


Ongoing Board meetings

PHSSA Board Executive Committee Meeting
First Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.

PHSSA Board Meetings

Third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.

Board Development Committee Meetings

6pm every First Tuesday at the Marvin Lang building which is at 1627 W. Broad St

PHSSA Fundraising Committee Meetings

6 pm at Starbucks at
7107 Forest Hill Avenue

2015 meetings:
March 31
May 5
June 2
July 7
August 4
September 1
October 6
November 10
December 1

School Schedule >>


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

PHSSA and Kid Pan Alley on TV
April 16th and 18th

WCVE-PBS, Channel 23, is featuring Kid Pan Alley's residency at our school April 16th at 8pm and again on April 18th at 5:30pm on their Virginia Currents show. This will be an in-depth look at the Music of Art program we did earlier this year with Kid Pan Alley​ and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Or you can tune your radio to 88.9 WCVE Thursday, 4/23 at 8:44 am and 5:44 pm

Application for Waitlist

Did you miss the lottery application deadline?
Have no fear, the wait list application is online.

If you have any questions, please contact our School Counselor, Mrs. Davis, at aeaster2@richmond.k12.va.us.

Letter from the Board of Directors

March 26, 2015

Dear Parents:
Thank you for your recent input and involvement at both the community conversations and our last PHSSA Board of Directors meeting. The board welcomes your thoughts, insight, questions and concerns. We heard concerns in the following areas - integrated curriculum and staying true to the mission of the school, homework policy, inconsistencies in communication, and pressures from testing.

Read More

Applications for 2015-2016 School Year

The online application for the 2015-16 school year closed on Sunday, February 15, 2015. PHSSA lottery has been rescheduled and will be held Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. If you have further questions, please contact Ashlee Davis (School Counselor) at aeaster2@richmond.k12.va.us

Kid Pan Alley Residency With Patrick Henry School of Science and Art – Inspired by The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Richmond, VA

Paul Reisler, the founder and leader of the Kid Pan Alley children's songwriting project, will be collaborating with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts in an art inspired songwriting residency called “The Music of Art”. The residency runs from December 8th through 12th. The residency includes a free concert for the community on Friday, December 12 at 7 p.m. at Patrick Henry School of Science and Art Singer-songwriter; Heather Mae will join Reisler for the workshops and concert. Read More about the Kid Pan Alley Residency.

Adopt a window

Pardon our mess! We are so excited to get windows in our building repaired and, when necessary replaced, but the temporary window covers have concerned some passers by. Never fear! We are not going. We are growing!

PHSSA is housed in an historic 1921 building and in order to make it an effective setting for learning, its 254 windows need to be completely restored or replaced. You can help us make this happen by making a donation. Read more about the "Adopt a WIndow" campaign including Ways to Give and Naming Opportunities

Parent Survey

The PHSSA Board of Directors released the executive summary of the parent survey from the 2013-2014 school year. Download it here.



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