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Welcome to Roberto Clemente for the 2022-23 School Year!

Student Rosters will be available on the first day of school, August 29, 2022.

All scholars are expected to report to school ON TIME (7:30 am) on the first day of school in their official school uniform.


Dear Clemente Families:

Hello and welcome back to a bright new school year at Roberto Clemente Promise Academy. We hope you are enjoying the summer months and are rejuvenated and ready to begin the new school year.  We have great work to look forward to as we strive to make Clemente Promise Academy a high-performing place of learning.  Our charge for this year is to continue to strive for excellence for all students by offering world-class educational opportunities to all of our students.  In the tradition of years past, our theme remains, One Family, One Promise, One Culture, One Clemente, as we renew, reenergize, and rededicate ourselves to the work of educating children.

On August 29, 2022, Roberto Clemente Promise Academy will re-open its doors for students in grades six through eight. We welcome you into our fold.  Our team is excited to kick off this brand new academic year.  As we continue to improve the instructional program at Clemente, we hold firm that high achievement for all children is our primary goal.  We are very pleased to have you and your child as a part of the Clemente family. You and your child are the life of our school.   Let’s work together for a successful academic school year.

Educationally yours,

The Administration of Roberto Clemente Promise Academy Middle School


The Vision, Mission, and Belief of the Roberto Clemente Promise Academy

VISION:  The Roberto Clemente Promise Academy, a thriving middle school within the School District of Philadelphia, will ensure that all actions for and with students are grounded in equity theory to ensure that students have access to culturally relevant practices that will work to improve student instructional, social, and emotional outcomes by building trusting and meaningful relationships among all stakeholders so we are one voice in our actions, mindsets, and belief that all children can achieve when provided equitable access.

MISSION:  To adopt and embrace the humanitarian beliefs of the school’s namesake, Roberto Clemente, in order to ensure that students grow to be contributors to the betterment of their community.

BELIEF:  Humanitarianism is our heart and soul.