Award Year: 2021

Tinicum Elementary School

162 East Dark Hollow Road
Pipersville, PA, 18947-9369

(610) 847-5131

Ms. Janet Link, Principal at time of Nomination

Dr. Michael Donnelly, Current Principal

Title I School

Palisades School District

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Tinicum Elementary School is governed by the mission of the Palisades School District, which is as follows: Palisades School District is a community of learners. Working collaboratively, we will provide a safe, enriching environment wherein all students can achieve college and career readiness and demonstrate leadership.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 90%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 4%
Celebrating our school's 60th anniversary!

Celebrating our school's 60th anniversary!

Tinicum Elementary School, home of the Tigers, is a small, child-centered, high-performing elementary school that serves as the center of our rural community. We know each child as an individual, unique learner and strive to challenge and support each child in reaching their potential. Central to our rigorous academic curriculum and instruction are the incorporation of research-based programs and techniques, systematic differentiated instruction, and tiered intervention and enrichment opportunities. During the pandemic, we were especially proud to continue to instruct our students via both full time face-to-face and cyber options.

We are equally committed to the social-emotional growth of our students and establishing a positive school climate where each member of our community is included, valued, and respected. This is accomplished through our use of responsive classroom and restorative practice techniques, a certified School-Wide Positive Behavior Program, teaching of the Second Step social-emotional program, and the incorporation of trauma-informed practices.

Our school is in an artistic community, and we offer strong, nationally recognized arts programs. Our environmentally-focused community is also core to the unique education provided to our students. With their support, we have installed a native plant pocket meadow and monarch waystation on site, both of which provide important educational experiences to our students.

We work collaboratively and with pride to nurture Tinicum Tigers who are not only outstanding scholars and creative souls, but also kind and caring citizens who value their community and appreciate their natural environment, and who can serve as stewards of both the future.