“The underlying purpose of The People for People Charter School is to equip students in grades K-11 with a challenging educational program in which the fundamentals of entrepreneurship are the primary focus. Economics and community and career education will be integrated into all subject areas throughout all grades. Students will acquire necessary knowledge, skills and interests through a highly experiential program that will prepare them to take responsibility for their own lives and to participate in their communities.”

  • K-12

    Grades Served

  • January 27, 2020

    Application Deadline

  • Citywide

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

People for People Charter School places a strong emphasis on literacy, ensuring that all classrooms have classroom libraries and partnering with organizations including Springboard Collaborative, the Institute for Writing and Thinking at Bard College, and Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI). All K-4 classrooms teach Guided Reading, and we have several reading specialists who provide reading interventions to students.

People for People Charter School offers a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum in all subject areas and grades. We utilize multiple research-based programs to instruct and assess students at all grade levels.

People for People Charter School emphasizes the importance of STEM education and offers a number of opportunities, through our curriculum and partnerships with outside organizations, for students to engage with science and technology. All of our middle and high school students receive Science in a state-of-the-art laboratory.

Course Offerings

African American Studies, Art, Basketball, Biology, Ceramics, Character Development, Citizenship, Computer, Creative Writing, Dance, Entrepreneurship , Nutrition and Food Prep, Personal Development, Physical Education, Poetry, Reading, Robotics, Social Justice, Student Government, Student Leadership, Study Skills, TV Production, Writer’s Workshop

Extracurricular Activities

Academic Enrichment, After School Program, Aftercare, Art Club, Basketball, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Ceramics, Clay Club, Chess Club, Community Service, Dance, Debate, Garden Club, TV Team


  • 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
  • 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.
    2016-2017 | 2015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014


  • 2001

    Initial Charter

  • 2005

    Charter Renewed

  • 2010

    Charter Renewed

  • 2013

    Charter Amendment: Grade Modification

  • 2015

    Charter Renewed

  • 2020

    Next Renewal Review