The Charter Schools Office (CSO) helps families make informed decisions about their charter school choices. 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 2019–20 school year, 87 brick-and-mortar charter schools in Philadelphia serve approximately 70,000 students. Click below for information about each charter school.
For Cyber Charter Schools, contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Charter Schools Office here.
The Charter Schools Office fosters high quality educational opportunities, fair and equitable treatment, and improved outcomes for students and families in Philadelphia through rigorous charter school evaluations, effective oversight and meaningful supports.
All students have equitable access to a system of high quality public schools that challenge them academically, support their well being, and prepare them for success.