Welcome to the Charter Schools Office (CSO). The CSO helps families make informed decisions about charter school options. The CSO also monitors performance and promotes high standards in Philadelphia’s charter schools while preserving charter school autonomy and protecting the rights of students and families.

During the 2022–23 school year, 83 brick-and-mortar charter schools in Philadelphia serve approximately 65,000 students. Click below for information about each charter school.

For Parents, Families, and Students

  • Application & Enrollment Resources

    Resources for applying to and enrolling in a charter school

  • Charter Schools

    Find out more about Philadelphia's charter schools by accessing each schools' website

  • Charter Schools Directory

    Printable PDF that lists each charter school along with their locations and application dates

  • Family Newsletter

    Stay tuned for our next Family Newsletter!

  • Parent Tips & FAQs

    Review common questions asked about charter schools

  • School Finder

    Use the School Finder tool to locate your neighborhood charter school

Resources For Schools