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Welcome to Office of The Arts & Academic Enrichment!

The Office of the Arts and Academic Enrichment works to ensure that all students are provided access to high quality, culturally relevant and responsive arts instruction that promotes creativity, design thinking, cultural awareness. Certified arts educators deliver sequential instruction focusing on universal foundations in the elementary grades, creative experiences and ensemble in the middle grades, and college and career readiness through majors, electives, and arts & humanities in high school.

All students receive core foundation – Exposure, Access, Immersion.

The School District of Philadelphia’s Arts are recognized at the core of Philadelphia’s Creative Economy

SDP Art Collection Policy Proposal

Interested in learning more about the School District of Philadelphia’s Art Collection?

Review the proposed Policy and Administrative Procedures!

Our Goals


All K-12 students experience quality, sequential arts education with a focus on college and career readiness.


All K-8 students receive arts-integrated instruction in support of students reading at grade level.


All principals and teachers (aspiring and current) receive relevant, job-embedded professional development support to enable arts and arts-integration outcomes.


All teachers and principals will have adequate human and physical resources for arts learning.

Last modified: April 18, 2018