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William Penn Charter School
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  • Private, Quaker
  • PHILADELPHIA, PA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade B+

About

Applying

Application Deadline
December 1
Application Fee
$30
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$41,975
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From William Penn Charter School

Educating Students to Live Lives that Make a Difference. Penn Charter integrates the power of arts and athletics into a vigorous academic experience, pre-K to grade 12. This educational program, combined with Quaker values, fosters creativity and resiliency.

"These are students who will take on the world," said Head of School Darryl J. Ford. "They are capable of wrestling with great ideas, resolving impossible problems, discovering the undiscovered."

Explore our website to learn about our 47-acre campus with outstanding facilities, stellar teachers, and an educational program with a national reputation for excellence.

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William Penn Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1330
128 responses
Average ACT
30
66 responses

Portrait of a Penn Charter Learner

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The Portrait of a PC Learner articulates the skills, attitudes and competencies Penn Charter seeks to nurture in our Lower, Middle and Upper School students. Students will work within and toward four core domains: Courageous Learners, Compassionate Friends, Constructive Communicators, and Change Cultivators. Read about the dynamic curriculum that supports these core domains.

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 17 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 60 responses
  • PC/GA Day
    25%
  • Color day
    23%
  • Spirit week
    13%
  • Friends Multicultural Day
    10%
  • Friends' Meeting
    8%
  • Winter concert
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

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Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
988
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 19 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$25,250
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
4 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    No data available  

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 21 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 21 responses
Poll
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 21 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 15 responses

Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$110,583
National
$75,149
Median Rent
$1,454
National
$1,268
Median Home Value
$353,121
National
$281,900

William Penn Charter School Reviews

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