Saul At A Glance
Mission & Approach to Learning:
At W.B. Saul High School, our mission is to promote student leadership that makes a difference in our world. Through diverse, hands-on opportunities rooted in an urban setting, Saul students apply their knowledge and skills to address modern environmental and agricultural challenges. To enhance post-secondary and career success, Saul students drive the future by learning to do, doing to learn and learning to serve.
Points of Pride:
Largest agricultural high school in the nation;
Recognized and honored as one of the state’s top Career/Technical schools by the PA Dept of Career and Technical Education;
Named 2019 U.S News & World Report’s Best High Schools in Pennsylvania;
Consistently strong Keystone passage rates;
Strong partnerships resulting in internships and job placement.
Courses & Program Highlights:
Students select a “major” from four CTE Programs of Study:
• Animal Sciences • Food Sciences • Horticulture • Natural Resource Management
All four programs are academically based on principles of biology and chemistry and classes tend to be hands-on and active.
Each year, students also have opportunities to develop their skills via a number of large scale co-curricular projects. These include designing and building a major exhibit for the Philadelphia Flower Show, showing animals at the Pennsylvania Farm Show and coordination of school-wide seasonal events: Harvest on Henry (fall festival) and Country Fair Day (celebration of spring).
Advanced Placement Courses: • English Language • English Literature • Environmental Science • US Government & Politics
After-school career development clubs allow students to deepen their knowledge in numerous areas of the natural sciences
• FFA provides leadership opportunities locally and throughout the state • Multimedia, Dance, Chess, Eco-Sculpture, and Poetry clubs provide creative and academic outlets • National Honor Society recognizes exceptional achievement
Sports Teams: • Badminton—Girls’ • Baseball—Boys’ • Bowling—Co-ed • Cross-country—Co-ed • Cycling—Co-ed, intramural • Softball—Girls’; • Volleyball—Girls’ and Boys’ • and interested students may try out for football, track and field, and boys’ and girls’ basketball through a partnership with Roxborough High School
• Artist Year • Delaware Valley College • Fairmount Park Commission • Food Moxie • Friends of the Wissahickon • Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) • Morris Arboretum • Outward Bound • Pennsylvania FFA • Pennsylvania Horticultural Society • Pennsylvania State University • The Philadelphia Phillies • Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of Agriculture (PSPA) • Philadelphia Water Department • The Philadelphia Zoo • Temple University • Weaver’s Way Community Programs • WorkReady Philadelphia • Zoetis Animal Health