Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,
I hope this message finds you and your families in good health and high spirits. As we approach
the dawn of a new academic year, I am filled with excitement and anticipation for the
opportunities and growth that lie ahead. It is my privilege to welcome you all to the Fall Term of
2023-2024 here at Philadelphia High School for Girls.
At the heart of our educational philosophy is the belief that every student has the potential to
shine brilliantly. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to nurturing not only academic
excellence but also the holistic development of each individual who walks through our doors. As
we embark on this journey together, I want to assure you that we will continue to create a safe,
inclusive, and inspiring environment where all students can explore, learn, and thrive.
In this ever-evolving world, our commitment to innovation remains steadfast. We are dedicated
to equipping our students with the skills they need to navigate the challenges and opportunities
of the future. From embracing technology in the classroom to fostering critical thinking and
problem-solving skills, we are preparing our students to become empowered leaders and lifelong
Communication and collaboration are key components of a successful school community, and I
encourage everyone to actively engage with us throughout the academic year. We value your
insights, support, and partnership as we work together to ensure the success of each and every
I would like to extend a warm welcome to all our new community members who are joining our
school this year. Your presence enriches our tapestry of diversity and brings fresh perspectives
to our collective journey.
As we embark on this new academic year, let us do so with enthusiasm, resilience, and a shared
commitment to fostering excellence. I am eager to witness the accomplishments, friendships,
and personal growth that will undoubtedly unfold in the months ahead.
Thank you for entrusting us with the privilege of education and inspiration. Here’s to a
rewarding and transformative Fall Term of 2023-2024!
Janis C. Butler, Ed.D
Philadelphia High School for Girls