Message from the Principal


Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year at John Story Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences. We enter a very exciting time in the future of John Story Jenks Academy for the Arts as we begin our International Baccalaureate candidacy year. Our students and teachers will be supported with inquiry based and student centered educational frameworks with responsible action at its core. The IB framework offers authentic conceptual inquiry-based learning that is engaging, significant, challenging and relevant to real-world global mindsets. Informed by constructivist and social-constructivist learning theories, IB emphasizes collaborative inquiry and integrative learning that honors the curiosity, voice, and contribution of our students.


Here at Jenks, we are committed to offering supportive environments for our members to flourish! We embody the core values of our mission and vision as caring, responsible and reflective practitioners.  Our staff continuously engages in professional learning communities to intellectually prepare rigorous academic practices while prioritizing equity and the well being of our children. Together, we will ensure that our students here at Jenks receive the love, guidance and support they need to prosper and succeed.

Jenks School thrives “beyond the walls of the school” alongside the strong partnerships that support us. We are thankful for the commitment of our JDOD, Home and School Association, Friends of Jenks and the Chestnut Hill community organizations that help our school grow.  We do this work for our students, united together, to make our tomorrow even better than today! Join us in our mission to support our neighborhood school in Chestnut Hill. If you haven’t already done so, we invite all families to become members of our JDOD, Home and School Association and Friends of Jenks. Join us!

Yours in Partnership,

Corinne Scioli


Corinne Scioli, Principal Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences
8301 Germantown Ave Philadelphia,  PA 19118