“The Mission of West Oak Lane Charter School is to empower children to become life-long learners in areas of science, technology and the humanities by exposing them to innovative ways of teaching and learning while preparing them for the challenge of the 21st century in a safe, structured and nurturing environment.”

  • K-8

    Grades Served

  • April 3, 2020

    Application Deadline

  • Citywide

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

Physical Education/Health
Our competitive track program competes regularly in the Penn Relays. We are equally committed to developing the whole child through our Character Education Program, where we promote responsibility and good citizenship.

English/Language Arts
We offer a 90 minute reading program designed to encourage a love for reading by affording students an opportunity to have independent goals, receive small group instruction, and targeted intervention. Students are motivated through school wide and individual incentives.

We offer an engaging math program that ensures students master math facts early in their academic career, as well as opportunities for them to work at their own pace and ability level, while partnering with, and receiving support from, classmates.

Course Offerings

Basketball, Character Development, Citizenship, Computer, Cultural Context, Financial Literacy, Health, Microsoft Applications, Physical Education, Reading, Social Justice, Spanish Culture, Student Government, Technology, Yearbook

Extracurricular Activities

Academic Enrichment, After School Program, Basketball, Biology Club, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Dj Club, Drama, Foundations After School, Girls Club (Essence Of Etiquite), Homework Support, PSSA Prep, Performance Arts, Reading Enrichment, Reading Olympics, Robotics, Stem Club, Student Council/Government, Theater Club, Track and Field, Tutoring, 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 | 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 | 2017 | 2016 | 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


  • 1998

    Initial Charter

  • 2002

    Charter Renewed

  • 2007

    Charter Renewed

  • 2012

    Charter Renewed

  • 2017

    Charter Renewed

  • 2022

    Next Renewal Review