Principal’s Message Board

Welcome to The Andrew Hamilton School! We have a fantastic school year planned with many educational opportunities and experiences. At The Andrew Hamilton School we believe “Every Student Matters & Every Moment Counts! As a community we maintain high expectations for student success.

You are expected to be present, on time, wearing your uniform and ready to learn daily. At Hamilton, we have high academic, behavioral and social emotional expectations. Here, you will receive quality instruction in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, Physical Education, Health and Computer Science. These core subjects will prepare you for high school and beyond. We are also part of the a newly implemented CTE middle school pilot. This means we now offer content and exposure in vocational sciences such as JROTC and Digital Media.

We also offer strings and percussion instrumental music. We also employ a chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Our extra- curricular activities include; Student Led Musical Shows, Philadelphia Youth Basketball, Chess Club, The William Penn Foundation’s Philly Reading Coaches program, AAA Safety Patrol, a University Assisted Community in Schools’ after school program hosted by The University of Pennsylvania and the Netter Center and a variety of other resources provided by our local universities and community organizations. Every year, the Andrew Hamilton School participates in the Google Apps for Education (GAFE) program, which provides students with their own district email account, access to digital schoolwork, the ability to maintain an online portfolio that will follow the students until they graduate high school and many more exciting features.

We look forward to meeting you and getting the new school year started. Your first day of school will be on Monday September 3, 2019.  Once you arrive on our campus, you will meet your teacher outside on the schoolyard. There, you will line up with your class. Your new homeroom teacher will be holding a sign with the corresponding grade and room number. There will be faculty & staff on the yard that will direct you if you need support. Every morning we line up in the schoolyard, recite the Pledge of Allegiance and our School Pledge. We will host an Open School Night scheduled in September, where you will learn more about the goals and priorities for the new school year. At that time, you will receive all of the supply & material lists needed for each class from your teachers. It is an honor and a privilege to serve the Andrew Hamilton School community. Continue to enjoy your summer vacation. I look forward to seeing each and every one of you in September.

Yours in Service,

Fatima Smith


The Andrew Hamilton School made phenomenal gains! In just one year, our overall school performance score rose 33 points! From 11% in the red to 44%! This is the highest it has been in over 7 years!!!!! Our goal continues to strive towards blue ribbon status! As such, we still have some work to do. But, we are surely on the move! From all city Chess Champions 2 years in a row, to securing 2nd place in the all city Special Olympics and overall improvements in our Gifted and Talented program, it has been a privilege to see the students succeed!

If you believe in the power of potential and you support radical change, continue to pray for us and send us good vibes as we continue to invest into the lives of children in the West Philadelphia catchment! Thank you to all of the amazing parents,teachers and staff! I could not do this work without your support,hard work and dedication! #hawks #soar