Home & School Association

Teen girl, blood drive


Join Science Leadership Academy and the American Red Cross for our Annual Blood drive April 20th.

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and enter keyword:

SLAPHILLY to schedule an appointment. 


Join us for our annual spring social and silent auction on May 6th!
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Show The Love Philly

Show The Love Philly

Save the Date for our Spring Fundraiser Friday, May 6th, 20227:30-10:30 PM at the Ethical SocietyThe Science Leadership Academy Home and School Association is excited to invite you to join us for our annual spring social and silent auction. This year’s theme is “Show...

SLA Home School Association NOVEMBER Meeting

SLA Home School Association NOVEMBER Meeting

The November SLA HSA meeting will be on ZOOM. Please be sure to register in advance. This meeting will take place on Wednesday November 17th at 5:30 p.m. to 6:30. We look forward to seeing everyone! Also, a friendly reminder that we have a very fun SLA Presents Smash...

SLA Smash Cocktail Class

SLA Smash Cocktail Class

Our popular virtual cocktail class hosted by the Kelman’s is back! Learn how to make a simple syrup that can be added to any cocktail. We will also teach you how to muddle fresh ingredients and combine them all together to make a delicious “smash” cocktail.


The Science Leadership Academy Home and School Association is a 501(c)(3) entity committed to promoting cooperation and communication between home and school.
  • We develop community awareness around the needs of our school located at 1482 Green Street in Philadelphia.
  • We create an environment in which student and teacher needs can be supported by the community at large.
  • We ensure accountability of school and district personnel on behalf of our students.
  • We advocate for accountability and equitable educational opportunities for all children in the School District of Philadelphia.

HSA General Meetings

Our General Meetings are open to all members of the Association (faculty, staff and parents/guardians of SLA). Meetings occur once a month during the entire school year beginning in September. The general business of the Association is conducted at these meetings and include reports from officers, committee chairs and the principal as well as updates on the health and welfare of the school.

Board Members 2020-’21


President: Stephanie Reid
First Vice President: Rasheedah Parks
Second Vice President: Karima Roepel
First Treasurer: Jeff Newburger
Second Treasurer: Valerie Riis 
Recording Secretaries: Mary Ann Duffy & Gerlinde Harb
Corresponding Secretary: Elisa Eres


Ayesha Knight
Emily Silverman
Courtney Chobert

Parent Representatives

Senior Parent: Ann Pomerantz
Junior Parent: Sarah Caswell
Sophomore Parent: Sunanda Ghosh
Freshman Parent: Iwan Barankay


Principal: Chris Lehmann
Faculty Representative: Zoe Siswick
Alumni Parent: Kathryn Snyder


SLA HSA is always looking for help and support from parents and guardians. Find out how you can be an active part of this vital community. Thanks in advance.

Science Leadership Academy, Center City
1482 Green Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 400-7830