Get back to school ready with our comprehensive 2023 Back to School Guide. Summer is winding down and the first day of school is quickly nearing. We’ve gathered all of the information you need to get back to school ready, including the important first day-of-school dates, tutoring services, where to get the best school outfits, fresh haircuts and so much more. Scroll through our guide to make the transition back to school easy and enjoyable. Happy first day of school!

Click the buttons below to find everything you need to be prepared for back to school this year.



Philadelphia School District

September 5th


Wiggle Worms Children’s Hair Studio

7 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville-Trevose, PA
2023 Happening List Winner for Children’s Haircut

Wiggle Worms Hair Studio is a children’s hair salon dedicated to making the salon experience for kids fun and positive.

Schedule a Teeth Cleaning at Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters

Philadelphia, Dresher, Jenkintown, and Newtown Square, PA
2023 Happening List Winner for Pediatric Dentist

Doc Bresler’s specializes in dentistry for children and adolescents in a warm, caring, and “child-friendly” environment. As pediatric dentists, the 2-3 years of additional training after dental school has prepared the team for the unique dental needs of every child. The offices serve infants, children, teens, and children with special health care needs.


Tutor Delphia

2928 Poplar Street, Philadelphia, PA
2023 Happening List Winner for Tutoring Services

Tutor Delphia is a small, private tutoring company in Philadelphia specializing in high-quality, one-0n-on tutoring for test prep, academic subjects, and computer training.

Sylvan Learning of Philadelphia

6537 E Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 543-3939

Sylvan Learning of Philadelphia focuses on building academic confidence, igniting intellectual curiosity, and inspiring a love for learning. Services are offered in person and online.


Find a Gift For Your Teacher at Pennsylvania General Store

1136 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
2023 Happening List Winner for Gift Shop

The Pennsylvania General Store is a retail and mail-order company selling Pennsylvania-made foods and crafts located in the historic Reading Terminal Market. The selection of foods ranges from Philly favorites, such as Melrose Diner Butter Cookies and Tastycakes, to Pennsylvania Dutch specialties, such as Bauman’s Apple Butter and Kitchen Kettle Pepper Jam.

Treat Yourself to New Glasses at Todays Eyewear

3238 Red Lion Road, Philadelphia, PA
2023 Happening List Winner for Eyewear

Todays Eyewear in Northeast Philly has over 1300 frames in stock to choose from. All of the prescription eyeglasses are thoroughly inspected by an optician twice before leaving their state-of-the-art optical lab, leaving you with a perfect pair of eyeglasses.

Back to School Outfits from Born Yesterday

1901 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
2023 Happening List Winner for Children’s Boutique

Born Yesterday, located on Rittenhouse Square, has been Philadelphia’s premier clothing, toy, and gift boutique for babies and children since 1975. Shop in-store or online.

2nd Annual Community Wellness & Back to School Expo

6600 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, August 19

The 2nd Annual Community Expo and Baby Shower is taking place on August 19th. There will be free diapers, haircuts, job resources, health screenings, and more.

Back to School Celebration

1100 E. Chelten Avenue Center, Philadelphia, PA
August 26th, 1-4:30 pm

Join Senator Art Haywood and Regular Fellows Foundation for the 7th Annual Back to School Celebration. There will be free book bags, school supplies, books (while supplies last), a state police helicopter, performances, music, food, and more. Visit the registration table upon arrival to sign up for lunch and book bags.

Back to School Bus Tour

Roosevelt Mall, 2329 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA
August 18th, 12 pm – 3:00 pm

The Back to School Bus Tour is returning to Philly neighborhoods. Get the information you need to start the school year off strong and #RingTheBellPHL on the first day of school. Get essential back-to-school info, FREE backpacks and school supplies, free immunizations at select tour stops, registration for pre-k – 12th grade, and more.

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