Welcome to Glenside Elementary

  • GLENSIDE BUILDINGMotto: In myself, I do believe. I will behave. I will achieve!

    Important School Reminders

    1. Report if your child is going to be absent.

    2. Please notify the main office of any phone number or address changes.

    3. Please remember to bring a form of picture identification when picking up your child during school or at dismissal.


  • Address
    500 Lackawanna Street
    Reading, PA 19601 

    Main Office: 610-371-5913
    Fax: 610-371-5916

    Grades: PreK-4
    School Colors:
    Red and Black 
    School Mascot:
    Red Knight


  • Elementary School Hours 
    8:05 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

    Kindergarten Hours
    8:05 a.m.- 2:10 p.m.

    Pre-Kindergarten Hours

    8:05 a.m.- 2:40 p.m.

School Contacts

  • Principal: John Mahoney

    School Nurse: Kathy Baransky
    School Counselor: Jade Stern
    Social Worker: Kelli Bardi
    Parent Outreach Assistant: Xiomara Diaz
    Principal Secretary:
    Lillian Rodriguez
    Attendance Secretary: Luis Villafane
    Home and School Visitor: Dave Marrella

Greetings from the Principal

  • Dear Glenside Families,

    It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new principal of Glenside Elementary School. I am truly honored to become part of this community and I am excited to start the 2023-2024 school year with all of you.

    I was a third-grade teacher in the district and most recently spent the last seven years as the Assistant Principal of Millmont Elementary School here in Reading. I look forward to the beginning of the school year to meet my new students and their families. I am planning many events throughout the year that will give you an opportunity to come to Glenside and get to know your teachers and me.

    I want you all to know that I work for you and your children and that is something I do not take lightly. I will work hard to earn your respect and I look forward to partnering with you to educate our children.


    Jay Mahoney

    Principal – Glenside Elementary School