Academy at Palumbo
Bartlett School, February 2010
Academy at Palumbo
Academy at Palumbo
Academy at Palumbo
Location1100 Catharine St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°56′24″N 75°09′42″W / 39.9401°N 75.1617°W / 39.9401; -75.1617Coordinates: 39°56′24″N 75°09′42″W / 39.9401°N 75.1617°W / 39.9401; -75.1617
Area3 acres (1.2 ha)
ArchitectIrwin T. Catharine
Architectural styleArt Deco
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference No.86003315[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 4, 1986

The Academy at Palumbo, formerly known as Bartlett School and Frank C. Palumbo Junior High School, is a historic school building located in the Bella Vista neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of the School District of Philadelphia. The building was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1930. It is a brick building with terra cotta ornament in the Art Deco-style.

The Academy at Palumbo was originally an elementary school in 1930, before converting to a highschool in 2006.

Since September 2006 the school has operated as a college preparatory magnet high school within the School District of Philadelphia. In 2010, 1750 students applied for admission, with 700 accepted and 190 matriculating. About 49% of the students are African-American. 91% of graduates began studying at four-year colleges or universities, 8% went to two-year colleges, and 1% began serving in the military.[2]

The Women's volleyball team had success in 2019.[3]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]

The RoboGriffins, school's robotics team, was the World Champion of CoderZ Pro League 2020-2021.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "THE ACADEMY@ PALUMBO" (PDF). Philadelphia School District. Retrieved December 21, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Beck, Tom (2019-11-05). "Academy at Palumbo's girls volleyball team is back-to-back Public League champs". South Philly Review. Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  4. ^ "Philly Rising: High school robotics team beats pandemic blues with international win". 2021-03-10. Retrieved 2021-12-12.

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