The New Lewis C. Cassidy Academics Plus School

Lewis C. Cassidy Academic Plus School

6523 Lansdowne Ave,

Philadelphia, PA 19151

Cassidy is temporarily housed at the Little Schoolhouse at Robert E. Lamberton Elementary School

Planning Phase

No projects are currently in this phase

Design Phase

No projects are currently in this phase

Construction Phase

Construction Budget: $55 million

BOE Approval Date: 12/9/21

PIDC Partnership

Status: Construction Phase

Scope of work:  The new Lewis C. Cassidy Academic Plus School will serve 570 students Pre-K-8. The new school will replace the existing demolished Cassidy School. The school will have a total of 20 standard classrooms (2 per grade) and include two music classrooms, an art room, three small group breakout rooms, and three special education rooms, as well as incorporate 21st-century learning environments such as collaborative hub areas, flex labs, and an instructional media center for library stacks and technology spaces. The school also includes a full kitchen, cafeteria, a gymnatorium, and outdoor play and learning areas.

Ground Breaking Ceremony

Project Progress

Planning Phase 100%
Design Phase 100%
Demolition Phase 100%
Construction Phase 0%

Community Update Meeting Schedule

Jan 13, 2023, 6:30 PM
Apr 13, 2023, 6:30 PM
Jul 13, 2023, 6:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 833 0469 0280
Passcode: 221500


Community Meeting Recordings 

Apr 13, 2022, Cassidy Pre-Construction Meeting 

Design Complete

July 2022

Construction Start

October 2022

Construction Complete

Winter 2023


Demolition Budget: $1,919,700

BOE Approval Date: 12/9/21

Scope of Work: Demolition of the Old Cassidy Elementary School