Welcome to the Office of Curriculum and Instruction. Our office collaborates with members of the school community, from assistant superintendents, central offices, principals, teachers and families to accomplish the goals set by the School District’s Action Plan 4.0 for student success.

Our office provides assistance for teachers to get the most out of their instruction. By finding the best, most data-driven resources for instruction and assessment, we help fine-tune the materials and assessment tools for every teacher to use.

Our goal is to help students build the understanding, knowledge and skills to succeed inside and outside of the classroom.

You are welcome to explore out site to learn more about the resources, programs, and people working to build engaging classrooms for learning.

Summer Reading Lists

Summer reading lists are here!  These lists have been developed in coordination with the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Each list includes high-interest, grade appropriate books that support students in continuing to read and learn over the summer.  All books on the lists are available for check out at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  If you have any questions about the lists, please reach out to the ELA curriculum team (ela@philasd.org).

K-2 Summer Reading List 2021 

3-5 Summer Reading List 2021

6-8 Summer Reading List 2021

9-10 Summer Reading List 2021

11-12 Summer Reading List 2021

Asian American & Pacific Island Heritage – Resources for Schools and Families

Women’s History  – Resources for Schools and Families

Black History  – Resources for Schools and Families


The 20-21 Marking Guidelines have not changed.

Please see the Marking Guidelines Frequently Asked Questions for answer to questions that we have received regarding Marking Guidelines: 20-21 Marking Guidelines FAQ

For additional Marking Guideline Questions not answered in this guide please email academics@philasd.org


NEW 2020-20201 Curriculum Planning Guides and Lesson Plans – Visit the OCI Digital website. (SDP only)

Visit the new Educator Hub for your one-stop information center