“The mission of First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School is to provide a well-balanced literacy-based education, contributing to the formation of life-long learners and leaders of the global community.”

  • K-12

    Grades Served

  • January 27, 2020

    Application Deadline

  • Citywide

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

Music and the Arts
Music and the arts – – including media and digital arts – – have been fully integrated into the curriculum grades K-12 enhancing the academic culture of First Philadelphia

A.P. Courses
Advanced Placement courses in Literature, Statistics, Chemistry, and U.S. Government and Politics are offered

Honors Courses
Honors courses are offered in all content areas grades 7-12

Course Offerings

3D Animation, AP English Language and Composition, Adobe Workshop, Anatomy and Physiology, App Development, Art, Art Appreciation, Art Portfolio, Band, Biology, Broadcast Communication, Business Mathematics, Cpr and First Aid, Chemistry, Choir/Choral Music, Citizenship, Conflict Management, Consumer Math, Creative Drawing/Painting, Creative Writing, Digital Media, Digital Publishing and Design, Drama, Drawing and Painting, Drumming

Extracurricular Activities

Academic Enrichment, After School Program, Aftercare, Baking, Band, Baseball, Basketball, Book Club, Broadcasting, Cheerleading, Choir, College and Career Readiness, Community Service, Cooking Club, Credit Recovery, Drama, Drum Line, Fitness Training, Flag Football, Glee Club, Gymnastics, Homework Support, Journalism, Media Arts, Mock Trial, Volleyball, and Soccer.


  • 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 | 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
    K-8: 2016-2017 | 2015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014
    HS: 2016-20172015-2016 | 2014-2015 |


  • 2002

    Initial Charter

  • 2007

    Charter Renewed

  • 2012

    Charter Renewed

  • 2017

    Charter Renewal Recommended

  • 2022

    Next Renewal Review