Mission

“To educate each student according to age and development so that learning and growth are united; integrate the developing mind and body of the student through academics and the performing arts and sciences; ensure each students’ excellence in academic skills; awaken and preserve the spirit of our students through the classical arts, science, and technology; nourish this spirit and curiosity so that students continue to flourish long after the end of formal training.”

  • K-8

    Grades Served

  • Rolling

    Application Deadline

  • Neighborhood

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

Arts & Sciences (K-4)
In addition to the standard academic courses, our curriculum offers 7 arts and science based courses to K-4th grade students: Innovations in Science; Creative Writing; Visual Arts; Instrumental Music (strings, band, percussion); Vocal Music; Classical Ballet; French Language.

Arts & Sciences (5-8)
Our Majors Program (5th-8th) enables students to cultivate knowledge and skill in an artistic or academic content area of study. Major courses involve various performing arts, visual arts, language arts, and S.T.E.M. Students spend 90 minutes each day in their major.

Computers & Technology
Students use a variety of technology-based programs for individualized instruction. The school is 1:1 iPad for all students. Teachers utilize iTunes U to create content for courses and curriculum. Students can work on remediation, grade level, and/or advanced academic content.

Co-teaching
The school implemented a co-teaching model, in which a regular Education and a Special Education/basic skills or ELL teacher work together in the classroom; therefore, students benefit from both a content expert and a strategy expert in the classroom.”

Course Offerings

Art, Ballet, Band, Choir/Choral Music, Creative Writing, Environmental Science, French, Innovations In Science, Instrumental Music, Orchestra, Physical Education, Reading, STEM, Student Government, Visual Arts, Eureka Math Curriculum, Wonders ELA Curriculum

Extracurricular Activities

Academic Enrichment, Art Club, Ballet, Band, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Choir, Creative Writing Club, Drum Line, Flag Football, Homework Support, Orchestra, Percussion, Science Olympiad, Soccer, Softball, Student Council/Government, Theater Club, Tutoring, Volleyball, Writing Club, Yearbook

Reports

  • 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 | 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.
    2018: Pending
  • 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. 
    2016-2017
  • 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

Timeline

  • 2012

    Initial Charter

  • 2017

    Charter Renewal Recommended

  • 2022

    Next Renewal Review