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Park Forest Elementary

2181 School Dr., State College, PA 16803, 814-231-5010


  • Our school hours are 8:44 AM to 2:50 PM.  Our doors are open in the morning at 8:30 AM for students to enter the building.  If your child is a walker and you typically pick them up in the afternoons, please try to arrive by no later than 3:00 PM.  This is especially important as we head into cooler weather.  If you are unable to make arrangements for the afternoon pick-up by 3:10 PM, below is a list of before and after school care providers. Thank you!
    Community Education Extended Learning (CEEL) please check our link, or contact C.E. at 814-231-1062 for more information.
    DayBridge Daycare drops students off in the morning and picks students up at the end of the day. Please contact DayBridge at 814-861-4391for more information.  

    Kindercare Daycare students ride Bus 62 to and from school. Please contact Kindercare at 814-238-3955 for more information. 

    YMCA  Students are transported after school on bus 301 to the State College facility. Please contact Cindy with any questions at 814-237-7717.
    Step by Step Daycare - They provide van transportation before and after school.  You can reach them at 814-308-8860.
    The Learning Station- They provide van transportation after school care. You can reach them at 814-237-5652.
    If your child will be attending a daycare, or if a change is made mid-year, please notify the office. This needs to be done at the beginning of each year. Also, if you have made arrangements for your child to be picked up or go home with another student, it is your responsibility to let your child's daycare program know. Thanks!
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  • New to our district? Welcome!

    Get to know us by taking a virtual tour of our school.

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  • Updated Academic Calendar for 2016-17

    To assist you with planning, here is the 2016/17 School Calendar

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Welcome to Park Forest Elementary School

A caring community of learners connecting our learning to the world outside.

Home of the PFE Penguins

Our school community includes 484 students with approximately 100 staff members, including 51 teachers, 46 support staff and 7 PSU interns, supporting them. We are one of nine elementary schools in the State College Area School District.

Park Forest Elementary is a K-5 school dedicated to the historic purpose of schooling: preparing young people to participate thoughtfully and actively in our democratic society. Our practices are based on the principle that the role of education in a democracy is to sensitize young people to the delicate balance between individual growth and community responsibility.

Recently, we were selected as one of ten schools in the United States as a School of Success by the Education Commission of the States' (ECS) National Center for Learning and Citizenship for the civic engagement of students through service learning.

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 Office: (814) 231-5010
Fax: (814) 235-4588
Address: 2181 School Drive, State College PA 16803
Safe At School notification
(to call if you know your child will arrive late or be absent)
(814) 231-5017

School hours are 8:44 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.

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