“Imhotep is an African-centered, science, mathematics, and technology learning center whose mission is to provide a standards driven, high quality educational program for urban learners grounded in the Afrikan Principles of Ma’at and the Seven Principles of the Nguzo Saba. Imhotep aims to nurture lifelong learners who are valuable members of the world community.”

  • 9-12

    Grades Served

  • February 20, 2020

    Application Deadline

  • Citywide

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

Curriculum includes 9th, 10th and 11th grade STEM courses as well as a STEM elective course.

Character Education
Our curriculum includes gender specific Rites of Passage courses where students are exposed to a progression of cultural competencies marked with culminating ceremonies.

Science & Technology
Students in grades 9, 10 and 11 receive instruction in core courses through a 1-1 Chrome Book program. Math courses have access to TI-Nspire and TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculators. Classrooms are equipped with wireless capability enhancing instruction through document sharing and online applications.

Language Arts
Our AP Literature curriculum includes a full day campus visit to Arcadia University where students participate in a college level course facilitated by Dr. Doreen Loury, one of the school’s founding coalition members.

Course Offerings

AP English Literature and Composition, African American Studies, African Dance and Drumming, Art & Design, Art Appreciation, Biology, Chemistry, Computer, Creative Drawing/Painting, Dance, Engineering, Entrepreneurship , Health, Intro To Computer Programming, Music, Physical Science, Physics, Physical Education, Rites Of Passage, Senior Seminar, STEM, Spanish, Team Sports, Writing For Publication, Yearbook

Extracurricular Activities

African Drumming, Basketball, Cheerleading, Credit Recovery, Drum Line, Football, Jaama Enrichment Club, Mock Trial, Peer Mediation, Robotics, Student Council/Government, Track and Field, Tutoring, 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.
    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: Resolved | 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 | 2013-2014


  • 1998

    Initial Charter

  • 2002

    Charter Renewed

  • 2007

    Charter Renewed

  • 2013

    Charter Renewed

  • 2015

    Charter Amended: New Management

  • 2018

    Renewal Recommended