4/12 New Update: Hybrid Learning Plan, Phase III Rollout Update HERE. Phase III Schools HERE.
The Phase III families will be notified by email, and can opt in via survey now, through Tuesday, April 27th.
View school Air Balance Reports HERE. P-EBT Card update HERE.

NEW: Summer 2021 Academic Programming Announced! Learn more HERE.

NEW: COVID-19 Dashboard provides the latest information on confirmed positive cases in our schools. View HERE.

American Rescue Plan Act Focus Groups: Want to join our small group discussion about how the $1.2 Billion should be allocated to support our students’ needs? Register HERE.

Parents can sign up for hybrid learning for grades 6th-8th until 4/27. If you choose hybrid learning your student will return to in-person learning two days a week.

To opt in parents must-
1. Let your child’s homeroom teacher know you would like to Opt-In for Hybrid Learning.
2. Fill out the Covid testing consent form. This form is mandatory and your child can not return without it. If you need help completing the form please call Ms. Bruno at 215-400-8260 ext. 2






Main Menu:



Student survey:  CLICK HERE              Parent Survey:  CLICK HERE


COVID-19 testing will be required for all students participating in hybrid learning in grades Prek-2. Because testing will need to be performed regardless of a parent or guardian’s availability at the time a test will be administered, the prior consent for testing is required for all students who participate in hybrid learning. To consent to this testing, you need to review the consent form, complete the requested information, and submit it to the School District of Philadelphia.  If you picked hybrid participation for your child but do not complete and return this form acknowledging your consent to the testing program, your child will continue to participate in their class virtually and will not be permitted to participate in hybrid learning when it becomes available.

The paper and online forms are available for parents to access HERE


Beginning this Friday, January 15, D.N. Fell Elementary is now a distribution site for pick-up of student meals.  Parents can now pick up 7 breakfast meals and 7 lunch meals for the week every Friday from 9AM – 2 PM.  For more details see THIS WEBSITE

Click HERE for a complete list of distribution sites.


D. Newlin Fell Elementary School has been selected by local ACME store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag Program!

For the month of December, D. Newlin Fell Elementary School will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $3.00 reusable GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag at the ACME store located at 1901 Johnston Street, Philadelphia PA.

Kindergarten Registration/New Enrollment – use the links below:


Our Vision

Our vision at D. Newlin Fell Elementary School is to ensure that our students become 21st century learners by meeting or exceeding grade level requirements in all subjects.

Our Mission

Our mission at D. Newlin Fell Elementary School is to prepare students to become successful life long learners and responsible citizens who can contribute in a positive manner to a rapidly changing global society.

#1 in Reading, Math, and Science for Neighborhood Network 10

We are proud to announce that we scored #1 in Math,Reading, and Science for 3 consecutive school years: 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017 on the PSSA for K-8 schools in Learning Network 1.  We  now rank 12th out of 140 K-8 schools in the Philadelphia Public School District.

Message from the Principal

Welcome to our Website!  D. Newlin Fell School, located at Ninth Street and Oregon Avenue in the South Philadelphia area, is a multicultural community where Asian, Latino, Arabic, African American, and Caucasian children learn and live tolerance and respect on a daily basis. It provides education for children from kindergarten to the eighth grade. The subject area teachers are all full-time and highly qualified.


In addition to the regular educational classes, Fell provides the following services:

  • Special education for children diagnosed with learning needs in the regular education classroom
  • A mentally gifted program
  • Art, computer, music and physical education classes
  • Wind and string instrument teachers who provide individual and small group lessons on a weekly basis
  • A Glee Club
  • Speech therapy on a regular basis as well as hearing and orthopedic therapy on a limited basis
  • Extracurricular Programs and Tutoring
  • PIAA Middle Years Sports:  Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Track and Field, and Volleyball.
  • Culturally and linguistic appropriate instructional program with comprehensive ESOL support services for English language learners.
  • Focus on early childhood Literacy and full implementation of CLI Model in all K-3 classrooms.
  • All classrooms are equipped with cutting edge technology, including SMARTBoards and Chromebooks.

Visit The Fell Prophet, our school newspaper.  Click HERE !

Click HERE for this month’s school calendar

Click HERE for Spanish translation of calendar

Click HERE for Khmer translation of calendar

Click HERE for Chinese translation of calendar

Click HERE for Fell’s Brochure

Click HERE to see the welcome letter from Mr. Ashe.

Click HERE to read Fell’s SPR (School Performance Review) for 2018-2019.  See below for the parent guide to understanding the SPR review.  Click on your preferred language.