“The power of perception can hold an exorbitant amount of power in influencing the course of someones life. The Southwest Leadership Academy aims to provide an unshakable positive framework to each childs formative experience. By pursuing the positive development of every aspect of the child through a single gender framework, the school supports the growth of leadership in each scholar. The goal of the education institution is to equip students with the ability and fortitude to believe in their importance, know their potential, and seize their opportunities. These are all fundamental concepts of leadership. Through the transformation of our student body, the school ultimately aims to transform the community of Southwest Philadelphia by infusing leadership, integrity, courage, concern, and scholarship back into the community.”

  • Enrollment Application

    This school is not an Apply Philly Charter participant. Please visit the school’s website to learn more about their application process

  • City-Wide Enrollment

    School enrolls from across Philadelphia

  • TBD

    Application Deadline

  • K-8

    Grades Served

  • Remote Learning

    Total remote learning for all students


  • 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
  • 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
  • Future Ready PA Index
    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.
    2018-19 | Click here to access reports from prior years


  • 2007

    Initial Charter

  • 2012

    Charter Renewed

  • 2017

    Charter Renewed

  • 2022

    Next Renewal Review