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Track and Field champs update!

The girls team finished 3rd in the city and the boys tied for 5th (without even having a single runner…all points were earned in the field events)! Here’s the run down: Boys discus – Shymir 1st, Jayden (freshman) 5th Girls discus – Aejana 1st, Norah 3rd, Aniya 5th Boys Javelin- Gabriel (freshman) 1st, Shymir 2nd,…

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Volleyball took down Northeast 3-0 to make it 3 championships in a row. All 3 sets were hard fought.

Volleyball took down Northeast 3-0 to make it 3 championships in a row.  All 3 sets were hard fought. We rode the coat tales of our senior outside hitters Jael Hillard and Aasiya Craft Williams. Siya finished the game with 11 kills while Jael set a school record with 19! One year of tremendous strife, depression,…

Academy at Palumbo vs Furness Game Highlights – April 20, 2021 Jael led the offense with 9 kills Ruby got her first career kill.

Academy at Palumbo vs Central Game Highlights – March 23, 2021

William McBride, Academy at Palumbo PA player of the week!–march-15-21.htm?ftag=MPM-04-10aaa1f

Hoops making the best of their season!

Yesterday the boys basketball team beat George Washington 60-43.  The win brings home the Division Championship, has us hosting a home playoff game on Monday AND we play Wednesday at Lincoln High School at 7pm vs Ryan/Bonner for the District 5A championship!! The team has really made the best of a bad situation. They graduated some…


To our Palumbo Families: I hope this message finds you well, healthy, and safe. Throughout the summer, we have received many questions regarding athletics, and what that might look like during the pandemic. Following Governor Wolf’s recommendation, the School District of Philadelphia officially announced that athletics will be postponed until January 2021. We know how…

Palumbo track star Ivelle Tailey comes from strong background

Palumbo track star Ivelle Tailey comes from strong background

The bruises on Ivelle Tailey’s knees were a reminder of how tough a new challenge can be. The senior track star at the Academy at Palumbo was always a fast runner growing up. But to be the best at something, Tailey knew she was going to push herself harder and attempt new challenges. Read this…

Academy at Palumbo caps off incredible rally

Academy at Palumbo caps off incredible rally

It was a dramatic finish as the Academy at Palumbo defeated Mastery Charter North, 62-60 in the opening round of the Philadelphia Public League playoffs on Thursday. Sophomore Andrew Fagans hit two free-throws with one second remaining to put the Griffins in front for good after an incredible rally. Palumbo trailed by nine points late…