Mission

“At Bluford we remove barriers to learning by providing our scholars with a rich, cultural, standards aligned curriculum, a School-Based Health Center, and the Family Student Resource Center.”

  • K-6

    Grades Served

  • Rolling

    Application Deadline

  • Neighborhood

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

Balanced Literacy Program
Our literacy program incorporates all components of the Comprehensive Literacy Framework. During the reading block, students receive Common Core standards based instruction for shared reading and writing, guided reading and writing, and independent reading and writing.

Math
Our math curriculum was developed to ensure that all scholars acquire both procedural fluency and conceptual understanding in all of the major math strands. Students receive instruction that allows them to engage in “productive struggle” by receiving instruction that is focused, coherent, and rigorous.

Science
The science curriculum is designed to allow scholars the opportunity for hands-on exploration of the four areas of science as identified in the PA Common Core. Scholars participate and engage in experiments and inquiry that allows them to learn about the world in which they live through engagement, exploration, explanation, extension, and elaboration.

Course Offerings

English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, Technology, Art, Gym, Music, STEM, Library

Extracurricular Activities

We offer a 21st Century STEAM program from 3:30-6:30 which offers the performing arts, project based learning, and robotics.

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

Timeline

  • 2010

    Initial Charter

  • 2015

    Charter Renewed

  • 2020

    Next Renewal Review