About Us

Our Vision

Where we see you, you matter and you belong/Donde te vemos, importas y perteneces.

Our Mission

We aim to empower all students to embark in the pursuit of critical thinking, complex problem-solving and self-advocacy toward a more equitable future by leveraging their backgrounds, identities, and languages, and supporting them through rigorous culturally responsive curricula.

A Message from your Principal

Hello Families,

My entire team and I are excited and ready to safely welcome all of our students on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 – the first day of school.

I am optimistic that we will all have a productive school year with everyone rested and ready to jump back into daily instructional schedules and activities.

This year, we’re delighted to welcome new additions to our staff to include the kick off year of our Spanish Dual Language – Press Release. We are so excited to add the District’s Dual Language program to Casarez and better prepare students for the future.  Learning a second language has many benefits and we are pleased to be one of the select schools that offers this language immersion opportunity to students in the District. For students to have the opportunity to graduate from our school and speak both English and Spanish is such a critical skill that supports college, career and beyond.

I invite all of our families to attend your Open House on Friday, September 1, 2023 from 12:00 – 2:45 PM where you can receive many freebies. Mark your calendar for Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, September 19th from 4:00 – 6:00  p.m. Both of these events will be a great time to meet key staff members, learn more about the new school year and tour your classroom.

All of us at Casarez School look forward to welcoming students back to school on Tuesday, September 5th at  8:45 AM. Together, if everyone does their part, we can make this a safe and successful school year for everyone! As always, please feel free to let us know how we are doing by going to this link,  by calling 215-400-7160 or via email at aaguila@philasd.org with any questions.


Awilda Balbuena, Principal