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Charter Schools

Philadelphia is home to 84 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-83/1/2018Overbrook
Alliance For Progress Charter SchoolK-83/23/2018Cecil B Moore
Antonia Pantoja Charter SchoolK-8TBDHunting Park
Architecture and Design Charter School9-12TBDSociety Hill
Aspira Charter School at Olney9-12Rolling AdmissionsOlney
Aspira Charter School at Stetson5-8Rolling AdmissionsSt. Hugh
Belmont Charter SchoolK-8Rolling AdmissionsBelmont
Boys Latin of Philadelphia Charter School6-12TBDCobbs Creek
Christopher Columbus Charter SchoolK-81/20/2018 (K)
5/4/2018 (1-8)
South Philadelphia
Commnuity Academy of Philadelphia Charter SchoolK-12TBDJuniata Park
Discovery Charter SchoolK-8TBDParkside
Eastern University Academy Charter School7-12TBDEast Falls
Esperanza Academy Charter School6-12TBDHunting Park
Eugenio Maria De Hostos Charter SchoolK-8TBDMelrose Park Gardens
First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter SchoolK-122/2/2018 (K-8)
1/12/2018 (9-12)
Bridesburg
Folk Arts Cultural Treasures Charter SchoolK-82/2/2018Callowhill/Chinatown
Franklin Towne Charter Elementary SchoolK-8TBDBridesburg
Franklin Towne Charter High School9-12TBDFrankford
Freire Charter School5-121/26/2018Rittenhouse Square
General David B. Birney Charter SchoolK-8Rolling AdmissionsLogan
Global Leadership Academy at HueyK-8Rolling AdmissionsCobbs Creek
Global Leadership Academy Charter SchoolK-8TBDCathedral Park
Green Woods Charter SchoolK-81/14/2018Upper Roxborough
Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter SchoolK-8TBDOverbrook
Imhotep Institute Charter School9-122/16/2018Ogontz
Independence Charter SchoolK-83/1/2018Rittenhouse Squaare
Independence Charter School WestK-4TBDKingsessing
Inquiry Charter SchoolK-43/1012018East Parkside
Keystone Academy Charter SchoolK-82/28/2018Tacony
Khepera Charter SchoolK-8TBDEast Tioga
KIPP DuBois Charter School9-122/1/2018West Parkside
KIPP Philadelphia Charter SchoolK-83/1/2018West Fairhill
KIPP West Philadelphia Charter SchoolK-13/1/2018Kingsessing
KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School5-83/1/2018Kingsessing
Laboratory Charter School of Communication and LanguagesK-84/1/2018Overbrook
Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter SchoolK-123/1/2018Kensington
Maritime Academy Charter School2-123/1/2018Bridesburg
MaST Community Charter School IIK-41/31/2018Lawncrest
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 Gratz7-12Rolling AdmissionsTioga
Mastery Charter School at Hardy WilliamsK-122/28/2018Kingsessing
Mastery Charter School at HarrityK-8Rolling AdmissionsCobbs Creek
Mastery Charter School at Lenfest7-122/28/2018Old City
Mastery Charter School at MannK-6Rolling AdmissionsWynnefield
Mastery Charter School at Pastorius K-8Rolling AdmissionsGermantown
Mastery Charter School at Pickett6-122/28/2018Germantown
Mastery Charter School at Shoemaker7-122/28/2018Carroll Park
Mastery Charter School at SmedleyK-6Rolling AdmissionsFrankford
Mastery Charter School at ThomasK-122/28/2018South Philadelphia
Mastery Charter School at WisterK-5Rolling AdmissionsWister
The Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School1-12Rolling AdmissionsCallowhill
Mathematics, Science, and Technology Community Charter School (MaST)K-121/31/2018Somerton
Memphis Street Academy Charter School at J.P. Jones5-8Rolling AdmissionsKensignton
Multicultural Academy Charter School9-121/31/2018East Tioga
New Foundations Charter SchoolK-122/14/2018Holmesburg
Northwood Academy Charter SchoolK-8TBDFrankford
Pan American Academy Charter SchoolK-8TBDFairhill
People for People Charter SchoolK-11TBDFrancisville
Philadelphia Academy Charter SchoolK-121/1/2018Somerton
Philadephia Electrical and Technology Charter School9-121/31/2018Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia Montessori Charter SchoolK-61/31/2018Southwest
Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter SchoolK-121/28/2018South Philadelphia, Center City
Preparatory Charter School of Mathematics, Science, Technology and Careers9-12TBDSouth Philadelphia
Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School5-8TBDSouthwest
Russell Byers Charter SchoolK-73/2/2018Logan Square
Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter SchoolK-12TBDEast Kensington
Southwest Leadership Academy Charter SchoolK-8TBDSouthwest
Tacony Academy Charter SchoolK-122/2/2018Fox Chase
TECH Freire Charter School9-111/26/2018North 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-83/1/2018Southwest Center City
West Oak Lane Charter SchoolK-84/6/2018West Oak Lane
West Philadelphia Achievement Charter SchoolK-5TBDMorris Park
Wissahickon Charter SchoolK-8TBDHunting Park
Young Scholars Charter School6-83/1/2018East Poplar
YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School127/31/2018Yorktown

To access contact information for each school, please click here.

Last modified: October 16, 2017