William Levering School
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William Levering School, June 2010
AMY Northwest Middle School is located in Philadelphia
AMY Northwest Middle School
AMY Northwest Middle School is located in Pennsylvania
AMY Northwest Middle School
AMY Northwest Middle School is located in the United States
AMY Northwest Middle School
Location6000 Ridge Ave.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°01′52″N 75°12′47″W / 40.0311°N 75.2130°W / 40.0311; -75.2130Coordinates: 40°01′52″N 75°12′47″W / 40.0311°N 75.2130°W / 40.0311; -75.2130
Area2.1 acres (0.85 ha)
Built1894–1896, 1928–1929
ArchitectJoseph W. Anschutz, Irwin T. Catharine
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Art Deco
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference No.88002292[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 18, 1988

The Academy for the Middle Years (AMY) Northwest Middle School, formerly the William Levering School, is a historic middle school located in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of the School District of Philadelphia.

The school consists of two distinct buildings. The original section was built in 1894–1896 and is a 2+12-story, five-bay, stone building with a hipped roof in the Colonial Revival style. A three-story addition was built immediately to the south of the first building in 1928–1929. It is a brick and stone Art Deco-style building designed by Irwin T. Catharine.[2] Both buildings were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

In 2012, the School Reform Commission of the Philadelphia School District closed it as an elementary school;[3] it then reopened as a selective admission middle school, AMY Northwest.[4]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Jefferson M. Moak (May 1987). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: William Levering School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  3. ^ "School Reform Commission votes to close Levering; AMY Northwest to move in — NewsWorks". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2014-07-25.
  4. ^ "AMY Northwest - the School District of Philadelphia". Archived from the original on 2014-07-27. Retrieved 2014-07-25.