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 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.


Philly HopeLine is available M-F from noon to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. to provide counseling services for students, parents and guardians who may need additional support during these difficult times. Phone or text 1-833-PHL-HOPE (1-833-745-4673).

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