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Key Partnerships

Parkway West High School


Parkway West High School is a special-admit high school of only 350 students located in West Philadelphia at 48th St. and Fairmount Avenue. Parkway West has a focus on preparing students for college as well as encouraging students to become educators in urban settings by engaging them in Education-related curriculum and providing urban education internships during high school.


Bryn Mawr Civic Engagement and the Bi-Co Education Program have been partnered with Parkway West since the summer of 2008.

  • Parkway West is one of nine Philadelphia schools to take part in the Senior Project Initiative, which partners high schools with area colleges and universities to provide college-student mentors to high school seniors as they complete a rigorous year-long research project.
  • Students have completed Community Based Research projects at the school.
  • Students have served as classroom assistants to teachers.
  • Parkway students travel to attend classes at Bryn Mawr and Haverford, as well as Bi-Co classes traveling to Parkway for classes.

For more information about Parkway West, you can visit their website.