Logan Demonstration School Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • profile image of Holly Hayes Comment by Holly Hayes [admin] on July 14, 2023

    Thank you all so much for sharing your memories! It really makes the building come alive. I'm so glad you had such good experiences at Logan.

  • Memory by Elaine Lukens Schmid (lrgels8@comcast.net) on July 14, 2023

    I attended Logan Demonstration School from K to 6th grade- 1938-1945. We sang patriotic songs in the auditorium during WW2 and sold stamps and war bonds in the classrooms, plus collected newspapers for the war effort. We walked up to Central HS during Air Raids Drills and passed a Prison Camp in Wisters Woods where German prisoners watched us go by. My memories are of Bible readings in the morning from the Old Testaments and the New Testament after lunch. What a wonderful school.

  • Memory by Laurence A. Somers on June 4, 2014

    I went to Logan Demonstration School from kindergarten through 6th grade, from around 1935 through 1942. It was called "Demonstration" school because it was used to demonstrate good teaching techniques. Aspiring and beginning teachers sat observing in the back of the classrooms. The regular teachers at Logan Demonstration School were excellent educators, so the school had an excellent reputation as the outstanding elementary school in Phila.

  • Memory by Marion Hrenoff Blackmer on February 2, 2014

    I attended Logan in the late 1940s, from fourth through sixth grades. Teachers I recall are Mrs. Sherlock and Miss Meltzer. There was a fine auditorium. In 1949, I wrote and starred in a play about the Berlin Airlift. The school was progressive. We were often given IQ and achievement tests, which I believe related to the "demonstration" designation. I adored that school! After graduation, I was sent to Lankenau, a private girls' school, which seemed like a prison after the glories of dear Logan.

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