Lankenau At A Glance

Mission & Approach to Learning:

Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School is a community where students can develop their individual potential to become environmentally conscious, productive, and successful in their chosen fields of study and careers through the lens of environmental science. We will accomplish this in a safe and supportive environment through excellence in teaching and learning in partnership with family, community members, and business partners.

Points of Pride:

• Strong college bound program
• Small, country-like setting
• Title I Distinguished School & Innovation Grant Award
• High graduation rate
• Silver Recognition (2016) & Bronze Recognition (2012-2015, 2017)- U.S. News and World Report’s lists of Best U.S. High Schools
• Certified Peer Mediators
Sustainability Programs (recycling, paper retrieval, composting & gardening)
• Annual Green Apple Day of Service with Ernst & Young LLP
• Envirothon
• Annual CFA & Vanguard Financial Literacy Day @ Lankenau
• 90%+ of students attend college
• International Travel (Spain in 2018-2019)
• Poetry OutLoud National Recitation Contest
• National Honor Society
• Certified Home and School Association
• Volunteer opportunities such as charity walks, blood drives, fundraisers, and other service learning activities
• Art, Music (percussion), and Drama Programs
• WHYY After-School Youth Programs
• Beekeeping Program
• Aquaponics and Hydroponics
• Various Afterschool Opportunities
• No Place For Hate

Courses & Program Highlights:

Advanced Placement Courses: English Literature and Composition; US Government and Politics; US History; Environmental Science
Advanced Science Courses: Environmental Science 2, Anatomy and Physiology, Physics, Biology 2, Chemistry 2, Psychology

Extracurricular Activities:


• All City Choir
• Anime Club
• Beekeeping Club
• Botany Club
• Chess Club
• Dance Club
• NHS Peer Tutoring
• Poetry Club
• Recycling Club
• Spirit Club
• Technology Club
• Yearbook Club

Sports Teams:

• Cross-Country
• Bowling
• students also participate in the King High School athletic programs


• Eat Right Philly
• Inner Strength Foundation
• Let’s Go Outdoors
• Neubauer Family Foundation
• No Place for Hate
• Northwest Community Coalition for Youth (NCCY)
• PENN International Affairs Association- Community Outreach Engagement
• Philadelphia Water Department
• Steppingstone Scholars
• Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
• Women of Tomorrow
• Young Playwrights of Philadelphia