The School District has made that possible during these unprecedented times by giving parents the ability to complete the Pre-K and Kindergarten applications online


To be eligible for PreKindergarten

Children must be at least 3 years old on or before September 1, 2020, and must not be age-eligible for kindergarten
Children and families must live within the Philadelphia city limits
Families must meet current Head Start or Pre-K Counts income guidelines
Students enrolled in Pre-K will have access to a wide-ranging educational curriculum; state-certified teachers; extensive health services; and free daily breakfast, lunch, and snack. For more information about Pre-K and a link to the online application please visit philasd.org/prek

The District’s Office of Early Childhood has Customer Support Liaisons available to answer questions about Pre-K applications and assist Pre-K parents in the process. Parents can call 215-400-4270 or fill out the contact form online, and a Customer Service Liaison will follow up within 48 hrs.


To be eligible for Kindergarten

Children must be at least 5 years old, but not older than 6 years old, on or before September 1, 2020; and must not be eligible for Pre-K
Children and families must live within the Philadelphia city limits
For more information about Kindergarten and a link to the application please visit philasd.org/thriveatfive

Families who have questions or need assistance with the Kindergarten application process should email: osep@philasd.org




Philly HopeLine

Beginning May 11th, the District is introducing an additional mental health support for students and families.  We have partnered with Uplift-The Center for Grieving Children to create a mental health support helpline for students and families.

We are calling the helpline, The Philly HopeLine

This service will be available:

  • Monday- Friday: 12:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Saturday- Sunday: 12:00pm- 4:00pm

Support will be available by phone/text at 1-833-PHL-HOPE (1-833-745-4673)

The service will allow students and families to speak with clinicians by video and by phone. If students and families call outside the window of operation, they will have the option of leaving a message and will be provided with a crisis phone number in case of an emergency.



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Benjamin B. Comegys Elementary School
5100 Greenway Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19143
Phone: 215-400-7860
Principal: Rauchaun DuPree