About Us

Our Vision

To inspire, nurture, and educate the leaders of tomorrow; one lesson, one student, one day at a time.


Our Mission

James R. Ludlow School is committed to the learning process that will enrich our student’s intellectual, social and emotional development. We will prepare the students with the necessary tools and skills to enable them to become lifelong learners. We will empower them to become productive citizens who will eventually qualify for employment in the growing technological opportunities of the 21st century. We strive to nurture the development of sound individuals who will be active participants in our multi-cultural society. We support our children by showing them they can learn and that we expect them to succeed. We will give them the best possible learning climate. Parents, students, teachers and ultimately society will benefit from this enlightened and educated populace. Our goals for all children are to have independent thoughts, high self-esteem, and motivation to learn and to have aspiration beyond high school.


Campus Features

The Ludlow School has recently undergone a major renovation which restored our beautiful historic building to its original grandeur. Ludlow has:

SMART classrooms equipped with the latest in technology
A full-service computer lab
Ludlow school is a three-story building with the first and second floors dedicated to the elementary school (K-8) students. The third floor houses our middle school students (Grades 6-8).

Ludlow Annex, located across from the school, houses a full-size modern gymnasium, and three Head Start preschool classrooms.

Also, across the street is the Cruz Center, managed by the Philadelphia Department of Recreation. It offers an easy transition for students enrolled in their after school program.



We currently serve approximately 400 students in grades Pre-K through 8th grade.  Seventy two percent of Ludlow students are African American, twenty one percent are Latino, two percent is Asian, one percent Caucasian, and four percent are multicultural. Twenty seven percent of our students receive special education services.


Our Core Beliefs

1.  Safety is first.

2.  Everyone deserves respect.

3.  We are here to learn.