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Fairmount is a neighborhood within Lower North Philadelphia. Its boundaries are north of Spring Garden Street, west of Broad Street, south of Girard Avenue and east of The Schuylkill River. While this may be the most common demarcation, the area’s boundaries fluctuate depending how the neighborhood is defined. Several subdivisions exist within and near these boundaries including: Spring Garden, Franklintown and Francisville. Fairmount is commonly referred to as the “Art Museum Area,” for its proximity to and association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Fairmount is also the location of the Eastern State Penitentiary.

The name “Fairmount” derives from the prominent hill on which the Philadelphia Museum of Art now sits and where William Penn intended to build his manor house. Later, the name was applied to the street originally called Hickory Lane that runs from the foot of Fairmount Hill through the heart of the neighborhood.


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2 Bache-Martin School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
N/A Waring Laura W School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
N/A Philadelphia Virtual Academy Kindergarten - 12th Grade Public
N/A People For People Charter School Kindergarten - 12th Grade Public
5 Masterman Julia R Secondary School 5th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Franklin Benjamin High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Gateway To College 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Re-Engagement Center 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
3 Franklin Learning Center 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A St Francis Xavier School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A City School At Fairmount Preschool - 5th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Spring Garden Academy Preschool - Preschool Private/Charter
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