Philadelphia is home to 87 brick-and-mortar charter schools, serving approximately 70,000 students. The Charter Schools Office (CSO) monitors performance for those schools, and helps families who are exploring their public school options make informed decisions.

Click below for comprehensive information about each charter school.

SchoolGrades ServedApplication DeadlineNeighborhood
Ad Prima Charter SchoolK-81/11/2019Overbrook
Alliance For Progress Charter SchoolK-81/28/2019Cecil B Moore
Antonia Pantoja Charter SchoolK-82/28/2019
Hunting Park
Architecture and Design Charter School9-12Society Hill
Aspira Charter School at Olney9-12Rolling AdmissionsOlney
Aspira Charter School at Stetson5-8Rolling AdmissionsSt. Hugh
Belmont Charter SchoolK-101/28/2019Belmont
Boys Latin of Philadelphia Charter School6-121/28/2019Cobbs Creek
Christopher Columbus Charter SchoolK-8South Philadelphia
Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter SchoolK-121/31/2019Juniata Park
Deep Roots Charter SchoolK-44/1/2019Overbrook
Eastern University Academy Charter School7-12East Falls
Esperanza Academy Charter School2, 6-1211/21/2018Hunting Park
Eugenio Maria De Hostos Charter SchoolK-82/28/2019Melrose Park Gardens
First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter SchoolK-121/28/2019Bridesburg
Folk Arts Cultural Treasures Charter SchoolK-82/8/2019Callowhill/Chinatown
Franklin Towne Charter Elementary SchoolK-811/30/2018
Bridesburg
Franklin Towne Charter High School9-1211/30/2018Frankford
Freire Charter School5-121/28/2019Rittenhouse Square
General David B. Birney Charter SchoolK-8Rolling AdmissionsLogan
Global Leadership Academy at HueyK-81/28/2019Cobbs Creek
Global Leadership Academy Charter SchoolK-81/28/2019Cathedral Park
Green Woods Charter SchoolK-81/28/2019Upper Roxborough
Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter SchoolK-83/15/2019Overbrook
Imhotep Institute Charter School9-122/15/2019Ogontz
Independence Charter School WestK-51/31/2019Kingsessing
Independence Charter SchoolK-83/1/2019Rittenhouse Squaare
Inquiry Charter SchoolK-53/10/2019East Parkside
Jacquelyn Y. Kelley Discovery Charter SchoolK-83/31/2019Parkside
Keystone Academy Charter SchoolK-82/28/2019Tacony
Khepera Charter SchoolK-8N/AEast Tioga
KIPP DuBois Charter School9-121/28/2019West Parkside
KIPP North Philadelphia AcademyK-11/28/2019North Philadelphia
KIPP Philadelphia Charter SchoolK-81/28/2019West Fairhill
KIPP West Philadelphia Charter SchoolK-21/28/2019Kingsessing
KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School5-81/28/2019Kingsessing
Laboratory Charter School of Communication and LanguagesK-8Overbrook
Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter SchoolK-121/28/2019Kensington
Maritime Academy Charter School2-12Bridesburg
MaST Community Charter School IIK-51/28/2019Lawncrest
Mastery Charter School at ClevelandK-8Rolling AdmissionsTioga
Mastery Charter School at ClymerK-6Rolling AdmissionsWest Fairhill
Mastery Charter School at DouglassK-8Rolling AdmissionsNorth Central
Mastery Charter School at Gratz7-121/28/2019Tioga
Mastery Charter School at Hardy WilliamsK-121/28/2019Kingsessing
Mastery Charter School at HarrityK-8Rolling AdmissionsCobbs Creek
Mastery Charter School at Lenfest7-121/28/2019Old City
Mastery Charter School at MannK-6Rolling AdmissionsWynnefield
Mastery Charter School at Pastorius K-8Rolling AdmissionsGermantown
Mastery Charter School at Pickett6-121/28/2019Germantown
Mastery Charter School at Shoemaker7-121/28/2019Carroll Park
Mastery Charter School at SmedleyK-6Rolling AdmissionsFrankford
Mastery Charter School at ThomasK-121/28/2019South Philadelphia
Mastery Charter School at WisterK-51/28/2019Wister
Mastery Prep Elementary Charter SchoolK-21/28/2019Tioga
The Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School1-12Rolling AdmissionsCallowhill
Mathematics, Science, and Technology Community Charter School (MaST)K-121/28/2019Somerton
Memphis Street Academy Charter School at J.P. Jones5-8Rolling AdmissionsKensignton
Multicultural Academy Charter School9-121/28/2019East Tioga
New Foundations Charter SchoolK-122/8/2019Holmesburg
Northwood Academy Charter SchoolK-81/28/2019Frankford
Pan American Academy Charter SchoolK-81/28/2019Fairhill
People for People Charter SchoolK-121/28/2019Francisville
Philadelphia Academy Charter SchoolK-121/1/2019Somerton
Philadephia Electrical and Technology Charter School9-121/31/2019Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia Montessori Charter SchoolK-61/31/2019Southwest
Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter SchoolK-122/1/2019South Philadelphia, Center City
Preparatory Charter School of Mathematics, Science, Technology and Careers9-121/28/2019South Philadelphia
Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School5-81/28/2019Southwest
Russell Byers Charter School4K-81/28/2019Logan Square
Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter SchoolK-124/1/2019East Kensington
Southwest Leadership Academy Charter SchoolK-83/16/2018Southwest
Tacony Academy Charter SchoolK-121/28/2019Fox Chase
TECH Freire Charter School9-121/28/2019North Philadephia
The Philadelphia Charter School for Arts and SciencesK-8Rolling AdmissionsNorthwood
Universal Charter School at Alcorn K-8Rolling AdmissionsGrays Ferry
Universal Charter School at Audenried9-12Rolling AdmissionsGrays Ferry
Universal Charter School at BlufordK-6Rolling AdmissionsCarroll Park
Universal Charter School at CreightonK-8Rolling AdmissionsLawncrest
Universal Charter School at DaroffK-8Rolling AdmissionsHaddington
Universal Charter School at Vare5-8Rolling AdmissionsSouth Philadelphia
Universal Institute Charter SchoolK-8Southwest Center City
West Oak Lane Charter SchoolK-8West Oak Lane
West Philadelphia Achievement Charter SchoolK-5Morris Park
Wissahickon Charter SchoolK-81/28/2019Hunting Park
Young Scholars Charter School6-81/28/2019East Poplar
YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School12Yorktown

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