Mission

“We prepare boys for success in college and beyond, using as our foundation a classical Latin education, the positive influence of brotherhood, and rich relationships. We are a community that values and cultivates critical thinking, personal responsibility, emotional intelligence, and character development.”

  • 6-12

    Grades Served

  • January 28, 2019

    Application Deadline

  • Citywide

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

Single Gender Education
Research tells us that an all-boys environment allows students to experience more wholly the varied offerings of middle level and secondary education. As the only public all-boys school in the Pennsylvania, we embrace our responsibility to provide students with robust offerings in academics, the arts, athletics, and community service. Furthermore, our environment allows students to embrace a more complete sense of their responsibility as men, as leaders, and as scholars.

Latin Curriculum and Instruction
The primary goal of the Latin Department at Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia is to develop in our students the ability to read significant works of Roman authors in Latin while growing in their understanding of and appreciation for the English language. Through the study of Latin grammar and syntax, students master the richness of English as a language and a literature as well as gain a historical overview of how language and its structures develop and work. Additionally, the student of Latin is critical in helping us shape our young men into students and our students into young men. The study is rigorous, challenging, and demanding. Students who study Latin learn far more than just a language.

College Preparation and Advising
The primary goal of learning at Boys’ Latin is to prepare students for the rigors of college. We aim to develop in students the academic tools to succeed in college coursework. Our College Advising team demonstrates a commitment to students and a partnership with families that extends beyond college acceptance. Our goal is to ensure students matriculate into, persist through, and graduate from college.

Leadership Opportunities
We recognize that a student is not truly prepared for the rigors of college if we focus on academics alone. At Boys’ Latin, we believe it is our responsibility to equip students with leadership capacity and emotional intelligence so they are prepared for the social and emotional dynamics of post-secondary life. We achieve this through a number of powerful partnerships that enable our students to discover their potential, strengthen their areas for growth, and cultivate their talents. These partnerships include ongoing collaboration with North Carolina Outward Bound, Summer Search, and countless others.

Course Offerings

AP Art History, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based, Anatomy and Physiology, Art, Art & Design, Biology, Business, Ceramics, Chemistry, Chinese, Coding, Computer, Environmental Science, Graphic Design, Latin, Math and Interactive Media, Philosophy, Psychology, Robotics, Senior Project

Extracurricular Activities

Anime Club, Baking, Baseball, Basketball, Beekeeping, Board Game Club, Bowling, Chess Club, Crew, Cross Country, Debate, Football, Garden Club, Golf, Journalism, Lacrosse, Men With Tools, Mock Trial, Mural Arts, National Honor Society, Robotics, Scrabble, Soccer, Student Council/Government, Track and Field, Weightlifting, Yearbook

Reports

  • Annual Charter Evaluation (ACE)
    Developed annually by the Charter Schools Office (CSO) for all Philadelphia brick-and-mortar charter schools (except those up for renewal), these reports provide information on three main areas of charter school performance: academic success, organizational compliance and viability, and financial health and sustainability.
    2018 | 2017 | 2015
  • Notices
    Notices of Deficiency are issued to schools regarding significant instances of non-compliance or poor performance that may affect student well-being or access. Notices of Deficiency clarify actions schools must take in order to resolve the deficiency.
    2018: Pending | 2017: Resolved
  • Annual Independent Financial Audits
    Financial audits are produced annually by independent auditors for all charter schools in Pennsylvania. All charter schools are required to have an independent financial audit completed every year.
    2018 | 20172016 | 2015 | 2014
  • School Performance Profile (SPP)
    Developed annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), these reports provide an overview of student academic performance in every Pennsylvania public school, including traditional District schools, charter schools, cyber charter schools, and career and technology centers. 
    2016-2017
  • School Progress Report (SPR)
    Developed annually by the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) for all traditional District and charter schools in the city, these reports provide information on schools’ achievement, progress, climate, and, for high schools, college and career readiness.
    MS:  2016-20172015-2016 | 2014-2015
    HS:  2016-20172015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014

Timeline

  • 2007

    Initial Charter

  • 2012

    Charter Renewed

  • 2016

    Charter Amendment: Location Added

  • 2017

    Charter Renewal Recommended

  • 2022

    Next Renewal Review