“The mission of Northwood Academy Charter School is to educate the whole child by providing the academic, social, and emotional foundations and successes necessary to become contributing community members who possess the skills, desire and confidence to lead meaningful lives. Northwood Academy Charter School is committed to creating and sustaining a learning sanctuary that is built upon integrity and dedicated to high achievement and purposeful experiences.”

  • K-8

    Grades Served

  • January 27, 2020

    Application Deadline

  • Citywide

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

Language Arts
Our literacy program is built around real literature and our writing is designed from Columbia University’s workshop model. We implement an RTII tiered model to all students which allows for all learners to be challenged at their level.

Our partnership with iPraxis allows our students to connect with STEM professionals and benefit from real life experiences. Many of our older students make their way to the Carver Science Fair each year.

We offer fine art instruction that yields incredible artwork. Drama productions and school wide art projects are always in the works. All of our students have an annual theatre experience. Our partnership with resident artists and Fresh Artists helps us to create mosaic projects.

All of our students receive music instruction and performance opportunities throughout their time here.We offer band and instrumental instruction as well. Our music instructors create numerous additional opportunities for our young musicians.

Course Offerings

Art, Ballroom Dancing, Band, Choir/Choral Music, Creative Drawing/Painting, Fitness, Physical Education, Reading, Spanish

Extracurricular Activities

Academic Enrichment, Art Club, Arts & Crafts, Baseball, Basketball, Book Club, Ceramics, Clay Club, Drama, Flag Football, Minecraft Club, PSSA Prep, Poetry Slam, Reading Olympics, Robotics, School Musicals, Sewing Club, Soccer, Softball, Step Team, Talent Show, Weightlifting, 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 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015
  • 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.
    2016-20172015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014


  • 2005

    Initial Charter

  • 2006

    Charter Amendment: Enrollment Increase

  • 2010

    Charter Renewed

  • 2015

    Charter Renewed

  • 2020

    Renewal Recommended