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Debate Rolls to Victory !


Congrats to the SLA Debate Team!  A number of our debaters were recognized at the ASAP League Finals on Wednesday, December 17th:

  • Anna Sugrue and Nashay Day won first place in the Varsity Division by defeating Masterman's top team in the championship match.
  • Kiamesso DaSilva and Eva Karlen earned first place in the Novice Division, going undefeated for the entire season.
  • Ari Haven and Gabrielle Kreidie were recognized as top-speakers in the Novice Division, placing first and second respectively.

Overall, the SLA Debate Team captured first place in the Team Sweepstakes!!

Great season debaters; you should all be proud of your hard work.

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SLA Interview Weekend

​We look forward to meeting everyone for SLA's interview weekend. As a reminder perspective students must have signed up in advanced for an interview. All interviews are conducted at SLA Center City  at 55 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Remember your child must bring a project from 7th or 8th grade that they feel is a representation of their best work. Please be aware, if your child does not attend at their allotted time, we cannot reschedule interviews due to high demand. SLA does not have a parking lot, we recommend using public transportation whenever and wherever possible. 
There are pay lots and meters available near SLA but spaces are limited.

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Mr. Lehmann wins National Award

Congratulations to Mr. Lehmann! Mr. Lehmann is one of three winners this year of the prestigious Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education.

Lehmann was awarded the Rising Star award for his work in founding SLA, which opened in 2006, and pushing to open a second SLA campus at Beeber Middle School last year.

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Interview Update

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To the parents of students interviewing this weekend,

As of now, there is a forecast of snow for Saturday. We are going to make every attempt to have interviews on Saturday, and we will follow School District decisions about activities that weekend. If interviews have to be rescheduled, we will post the information as soon as we have it on and we will send out a mass email similar to this. Please be aware that this is our final weekend of interviews, so if interviews are held and a child does not attend, we will not be able to reschedule.

Reminder: All interviews are at the Center City Campus.

Thank you,
Science Leadership Academy
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Michael Dell to Visit SLA

Michael Dell will be touring SLA and speaking to the 11th and 12th grade on Thursday, April 25th at 1:30 at SLA. We ask that all SLA students dress professionally and wear their lab coats. Michael Dell is the founder of Dell Computers, and he is being honored with an award at The Franklin Institute Thursday night. 

This is an incredible honor for SLA, and it continues the wonderful partnership between SLA and TFI that has brought speakers such as Dr. Stephen Squyres and Bill Gates to the school. 

-- Mr. Lehmann
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