Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School

At a Glance

Jessica Naugle McAtamney | E-mail

Phone: 215-400-3420
Fax: 215-400-3421

Student Enrollment: 350

201 Spring Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19128 

SEPTA Routes:
No direct SEPTA route;
All students are shuttled to school and from various locations in the North and Northwest sections of the city.

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.

Points of Pride

  • Strong college bound program
  • Active Ecological Based Internship Program
  • Continuous increase in School District of Philadelphia’s SPR score
  • Middle States Accredited
  • Title I Distinguished School & Innovation Grant Award
  • High graduation rate
  • Stepping Stone College Coordinator
  • Inner Strength Foundation Mindfulness Programs
  • SP2, University of Pennsylvania Social Work Intern Program
  • U.S. News and World Report’s lists of Best U.S. High Schools
  • Certified Peer Mediators
  • Sustainability Programs (recycling, paper retrieval, composting & gardening)
  • 90%+ of students attend college
  • International Travel (Spain in 2018-2019)
  • Poetry Out Loud 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, and Drama Programs
  • WHYY After-School Youth Programs
  • Beekeeping Program
  • Aquaponics and Hydroponics
  • Various after-school opportunities
  • No Place For Hate

What We Offer

Courses & Program Highlights

  • Advanced Placement Courses:
    • English Literature and Composition
    • US Government and Politics
    • US History
    • Environmental Science
  • Advanced Science Courses: Anatomy and Physiology; Art; Biology 2; Chemistry 2; Drama; Environmental Science 2; Physics; Psychology; and Spanish
  • Dual Enrollment Courses:
    • Arcadia University
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • La Salle
    • University of Pittsburgh
  • Career and Technical Education:AFNR: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

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


  • Bee Keepers Guild
  • Eat Right Philly
  • Food Moxie
  • Inner Strength Foundation
  • Land Health Institute
  • Morris Arboretum, The University of Pennsylvania
  • No Place for Hate
  • Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
  • Northwest Community Coalition for Youth (NCCY)
  • Outward Bound
  • PENN International Affairs Association- Community Outreach Engagement
  • Philadelphia Water Department
  • Philadelphia Horticultural Society
  • Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
  • SP2- Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice
  • Stepping Stone Scholars
  • Weavers Way Cooperative
  • WHYY
  • Young Playwrights of Philadelphia

Admission Criteria

  • Grades: As, Bs, and two Cs
  • Attendance: 90%
  • Standardized Test: 50th Percentile in ELA or
    50th Percentile in Math