What is a Renaissance Charter School?

A Renaissance Charter School is a neighborhood school that is operated as a public charter school and can only enroll students from the neighborhood, also known as a catchment zone.

What if I don’t want my child to attend a charter school?

You may opt out of a Renaissance Charter School. The Office of Student Enrollment and Placement works with families to find a nearby district school with available space in the student’s grade level and with the student’s academic support program (special education, ESOL, behavioral health, etc.), if applicable.

What if my Renaissance Charter School is full?

Renaissance Charter Schools have enrollment limits and, sometimes, schools reach this limit before all interested families can enroll their children. If this is the case, The Office of Student Enrollment and Placement will work with your family to find a nearby district school with available space in the student’s grade level and with the student’s academic support program (special education, ESOL, behavioral health, etc.), if applicable. If interested, families can apply and be placed on the school’s waiting list.

Ready to find another school?

The Office of Student Enrollment and Placement is eager to work with families to find a Philadelphia School District school. You will be able to make a request to have your student assigned to school. Before completing this application, please ensure you have the following:

  • Photo ID
  • Two (2) Documents confirming your current address. A full list of acceptable documents can be found here. (link coming soon)

Please be aware that if your student is brand new to Philadelphia, there will be additional paperwork needed to complete registration.

Please click here (link coming soon) to begin the request process.