Upcoming Events

Ongoing Board meetings

PHSSA Board Executive Committee Meeting
First Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.

PHSSA Board Meetings
Third Tuesday of every month at 7 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, in the school library
Aug 6, Sep 3, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3

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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


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.


PHSSA Winter Intersession Break Camp Location:Broad Rock Community Center

(December 15-19)
4615 Ferguson LaneHickory Hill Community Center

(December 22-January2)
3000 East Belt Blvd

Dates: December 15th thru January 2nd
Excluding the following days: December 25-26 and January 1-2
Cost: $40 per week or $60 for two weeks (per child)
Times: 7:30am to 5:30pmSpecial Notes: Children must pack lunch daily!

Please note: If your child is in the Afterschool Program, they are offering an intersession camp as well from December 15th-19th.Please see Mr. Jake for more information!
Contact Shanna Battle for more information Shanna.Battle@richmondgov.com 804-646-8824


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

PHSSA First Annual Fall Auction

The inaugural Autumn Auction to benefit Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts will take place on Thursday, Nov 13 at Sound of Music Studios from 6-10pm. There will be food & beverages, live music, a silent auction, and a raffle in effort to raise money for our Parent Teacher Association. Please join us in making this event something to remember!

Every ticket purchased includes free food & beverages provided by our sponsors, live music entertainment and automatically enters you in a raffle to win the ultimate family portrait valued at $1000! Master Photographer Anthony Rumley will create a stunning and unique 16×20 gallery wrap and 2-5×7 gift sized portraits to decorate your home or office. Choose from either a studio or location custom session. Free clothing consultation is included to discuss all the details of creating the perfect portrait. See samples of Anthony’s work at anthonyrumley.com.


Prospective Family Open House

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6-8pm

Come out and learn more about our curriculum and approach to learning! Find out how your family can become a part of PHSSA.


Parent Survey

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


Letter from the Board of Directors

September 25, 2014

Dear Faculty, Parents, and Friends:

On behalf of the Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts Board, I want to reaffirm our support of you and your work. PHSSA is the first charter school in Richmond and one of only seven in the entire commonwealth of Virginia. You each play an important role as we work to fulfill our mission to cultivate student's maximum growth and develop stewardship through a premier environmental and arts education. You are with us because you too believe in this mission. Together, we will continue to build a strong foundation of educational excellence and strive toward our vision to empower our children to fulfill their dreams.

Read more


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


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.



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