“It is the mission of the Christopher Columbus Charter School (CCCS) to provide students in grades K-8 a content-rich, academically rigorous education with a well-defined, sequential curriculum in a safe, orderly, disciplined and caring environment. CCCS students will learn to express themselves in at least one international language and will utilize computer technology to support learning in all major subjects and to become literate in the technologies of the 21st Century.”

  • K-8

    Grades Served

  • January 31, 2020

    Application Deadline

  • Citywide

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

CCCS is a back to basic school that offers all required course work such as: Math, Reading, Social Studies, Science, Spelling, Language Arts, Grammar, Computer and Technology. CCCS offers a school-wide character development program.

Character Development
CCCS emphasizes respect for all students, faculty/staff, and administrators by incorporating a character development program that runs throughout the school year. Each year has a new theme. This year’s theme is City Kids Construct Character. We emphasize that our school is a microcosm of the city of Philadelphia. We are all different and yet one because we belong to the city of CCCS.

Course Offerings

Art – Music – Library – Computer Class – Physical Education – Italian

Extracurricular Activities

After School Program, Art Club, Arts & Crafts, Basketball, Book Club, Choir, Cooking Club, Foundations After School, Homework Support, Reading Olympics, Science Club, Softball, Writing Club, Yearbook


  • 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.
    2019 | 2018 | 2016 | 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: Unresolved | 2016: 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 | 2017 | 2016 | 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. 
  • 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.
    2016-20172015-2016 | 2014-2015


  • 1999

    Initial Charter

  • 2008

    Charter Renewed

  • 2013

    Charter Renewed

  • 2016

    Charter Amendment: Enrollment Increased

  • 2018

    Renewal Recommended