Park Forest Elementary

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


  • Starting Kindergarten?

    Kindergarten Registration will be held at Park Forest Elementary on April 8th from 9:00 to 2:00 PM and 4:00 to 8:00 PM. You may also register at these alternate dates and locations.
    Kindergarten Assessments - Sign up for kindergarten assessment.  Our assessment dates are scheduled for August 18th - 21st. 
    Our PFE Open House will take place May 15:
    Open House
    2015/16 Kindergarten students: On Friday, May 15, you and your parents/guardians are invited to attend an Open House at Park Forest Elementary.
    Students with last names: A-L - 9:15 - 9:45 a.m. and M-Z - 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
    Please come to visit our Kindergarten classrooms and teachers.  If you miss this Open House, another Open House will be held late in August.  During the summer, feel free to stop by to visit our playground!
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Run by students who have an interest in getting the news out to the Park Forest Elementary community!
Calling Future Crew Members:
Are you a current 4th Grader at Park Forest Elementary?
Do you like to conduct research and share news events with others?
Do you enjoy public speaking and being creative in front of a camera? 
If you answered yes to these three questions, you may be the perfect fit for the WPFE News Crew.
Fill out this Application by May 22, 2015 for an interview!


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About Us

Welcome to Park Forest Elementary School

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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Contact Us

 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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