Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences
|Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences|
|8301 Germantown Ave.
|Color(s)||blue and white|
|Affiliation||School District of Philadelphia|
|Website||John Story Jenks|
John Story Jenks School
|Built by||Cramp & Co.|
|Architect||Irwin T. Catharine|
|Architectural style||Late Gothic Revival, Tudor Revival|
|MPS||Philadelphia Public Schools TR|
|NRHP Reference #||88002286|
|Added to NRHP||November 18, 1988|
Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences is a public K-8 school in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is part of the School District of Philadelphia. Jenks serves children from kindergarten through eighth grade and has a student population of about 600. There are two classes in each grade as well as specialized programs for life skills, inclusion/learning support and gifted support. Jenks students are required to wear school uniforms.
The school was built in 1922-1924 as the John Story Jenks School. It was built in Tudor Revival/Late Gothic Revival style and designed by Irwin T. Catherine, longtime architect for the school district. The building is yellow brick and is relatively ornate with a parapet and stylized Flemish gable at the top of the building. It was designed by architect Irwin T. Catharine and was built by Cramp & Co.. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
Jenks was named after John Story Jenks, the merchant, of Randolph and Jenks, who was also a director of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia Trust Company, Western Savings Fund, Western National Bank and the Insurance Company of North America. His home, Inglewood Cottage, designed by Cope & Stewardson, is also located in Chestnut Hill.
In 2014, the school was renamed to the Jenks Academy for Arts and Sciences. The change came because of an increased focus on the STEM fields.
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- J. S. Jenks policies
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences.|
- Official website
- John Story Jenks Alumni Site
- "John S. Jenks Elementary School Geographic Boundaries" (Archive). School District of Philadelphia.
- Unofficial Jenks site