“The mission of Young Scholars is to provide a personalized middle school education that challenges, engages and prepares all students to passionately pursue their dreams and lead a life of active citizenship.”

  • 6-8

    Grades Served

  • January 28, 2019

    Application Deadline

  • Citywide

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

Reading/Language Arts
Our reading curriculum is anchored in high interest novels and themed units that rely heavily on shared reading and robust student discussion. Students maintain portfolios in writing from 6th to 8th grade in narrative, descriptive, expository and persuasive writing.

Our research-based math curriculum promotes collaborative problem solving to ensure conceptual understanding of key math content. Students regularly work in groups and use computers to work at their own pace on individualized skill development.

Our art curriculum allows students to develop technical artistic skill along with acquiring knowledge of art history. Students are taught various visual art techniques including, but not limited to, illustration, painting, sculpture and photography, which become features of their portfolios.

Character Education
Our Character Education program promotes students’ academic and personal development through Social/Emotional Learning (SEL). Students receive instruction on social and emotional competencies including self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making.

Course Offerings

Art, Health & Physical Education, Reading and Language Arts, Mathematics, STEAM, Global Citizenship, Spanish

Extracurricular Activities

Academic Enrichment, African Drumming, After School Program, Art Club, Baking, Book Club, Chess Club, Claymobile, Community Service, Cooking Club, Dance, Debate, Girl Scouts, Homework Support, PSSA Prep, Poetry Slam, Reading Enrichment, Running Club, Student Council/Government, Talent Show, 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.
    2018 | 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.
    2016 Status: Resolved
  • 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


  • 1999

    Initial Charter

  • 2003

    Charter Renewed

  • 2008

    Charter Renewed

  • 2013

    Charter Renewed

  • 2018

    Renewal Recommended