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About SLA

The Science Leadership Academy at Beeber is a second campus of The Science Leadership Academy, an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on 21st century learning. The Science Leadership Academy at Beeber opened its doors on September 9, 2013 with its inaugural freshman class.

SLA provides a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship. Students at SLA learn in a project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized in all classes.

For more info, check out our Mission Statement, Curriculum, and Admissions pages.

Class of 2019 Admission Acceptances

​​​Congratulations to all the SLA@Beeber Class of 2019 acceptances!

We could not be more excited for you to join our campus in the fall.  There were some administrative struggles with our acceptance list this year and you may not see SLA@Beeber in your options from the School District of Philadelphia system. We sent letters to all of our acceptances and will be following up with phone calls to make sure that all prospective students have been notified of their acceptance. If you have any questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to call us (215-581-2107) for assistance. We are here to help and welcome you to the SLA@Beeber family.
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Shawn's Project


Independence National Historical Park

How much does your country mean to you? Do you know everything that you should about your country history? Is there person from a different country that know more about your own country than you do? All the these types question should run through people mind pretty often.I personally am a very patriot person because I love my country. This folder that I will be using for my project symbolism the pride and passion I take in the country and its history.

One detail to support my statement relates the the folder itself .Back when I was still attending my old school,William Dick, I was invited to participate in a program called Spark. The purpose of this program selected consisted of seventh and eighth graders being allowed to go to to the workplaces and find out what exactly it is that they do. The year was 2014 and this was my second time doing this program. The thing that stood the second time for me was that was I got the chance to express my love and passion for my American at the Independence National Historical Park. I was very fascinated by the amazing buildings and the rich history the guys who worked at the park told me about. This inspired me to write an essay describing the park and why people should visit it. At the end of the program, I keep two folder to remind of the great experience that I had at the park.

Another detail to support my statement come from how often I should my respect to my country and those who serve it. As I have already establish, I take a lot of pride in my country. For example, I was usually the first person to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance back at my old school. When holidays like Veteran's Day and Independence Day come along, I make sure I take the time to truly appreciate why we have these day off. These types of holidays were never about eating hot dogs and hamburger or the fact that we have the day off to me. In my opinion, I feel that everyone should love and respect the country they live regardless what the country is.

In conclusion, even though most of example of why love my country so much is from times at my previous school, I still have that same passion today. The folders that I receive from the park me a lot to me because it all stems back to America. That experience I had at the park combine with my love and passion for American is something I hope to used in the future to teach those wish the learn about I feel about the country I live in.

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Cyrus and Siradji phone case


We chose to use a phone case because we had to find something in common to work on. We both have phones and cases on our phones so we decided to use the lights on the case. We wanted it to look cool so we used a lot of lights and colors. Everyone like phone cases but they are usually plain and boring. We thought lights would make it look less boring. A phone case is important to us because phones are important to our life. We would always be bored without phones. Without a case your phone can break and we won't be able to use it.

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glowing bunny


Artist statement

I picked to light up a stuffed animal because I’ve had mine before I was born. Its a small little polar bear, who is gray now. My bears name is pobo cause I couldn't say polar bear when I was little. I took my bear everywhere I went. My bear was my best friend. Pobo kept me safe and made my feel free to be myself. My stuffed animal is a huge part of who I am today. Thats way I picked to do this for my project.