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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B+

Applying

Application Deadline
December 1
Application Fee
$35
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$38,650
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
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.

William Penn Charter School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1300
118 responses
Average ACT
30
60 responses

A Signature Trip in Seventh Grade

Destination: Mancos, Colorado. PC's seventh grade will have a transformative travel experience in the Southwestern United States, a new signature trip designed to teach critical life skills, broaden their worldview, and enrich learning across multiple disciplines. The nine-day trip will have a wilderness experience, service component and, living on Native American lands, cross-cultural immersion.

Culture & Safety

Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
  • PC/GA Day
    26%
  • Color day
    23%
  • Spirit week
    15%
  • Friends Multicultural Day
    9%
  • Friends' Meeting
    8%
  • Winter concert
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    976
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
    76%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
    94%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $24,250
    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
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    84%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
    Poll
    95%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
    Poll
    84%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    92%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
    62%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
    77%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C+
    2. Good for Families
      B+
    3. Housing
      B-
    Median Household Income
    $70,520
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,301
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $233,421
    National
    $184,700

    William Penn Charter School Reviews

    108 reviews
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    Between my own PC experience, and from personally knowing many graduates of comparable college preparatory schools, there's not a better educational experience to be had in SE PA. If I had to name 1 out of many positive features, it'd be the multi-axial approach that PC takes to the definition of "education." Of course, academics are top-notch, but an A+ in Calculus, Language, or History is not ALL that PC teaches a young person. In addition, the elements of service, athletics, arts, diversity, all anchored in a rock solid moral foundation....make PC a place that will shape a student forever. Final draft: Recommended!
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    We love the small class sizes, the feeling of all teachers and administrators really knowing our children. Our kids have numerous resources at their fingertips and teachers who truly care about developing successful students prepared for college. We believe Penn Charter is the best choice for any parent, and we could not be happier with the education and extracurricular activities our children are afforded by attending the William penn Charter school.
    Improvements are constantly occurring, we are building and growing. PC ensures that all children have the technology and resources necessary to be successful. Teacher to student ratios are low, and personal attention is given to all that attend. William Penn Charter is a five star school and must students travel long distances just to attend ( our family included).
    I came to Penn Charter from a snobby, conservative school in Delaware. Moving was extremely liberating, and the difference in the culture of the school was immediately apparent. The core Quaker values have certainly seeped into the student body. People are very accepting of each other and not afraid to speak their mind, and the student's voice has a lot of power. I have participated in protests and movements organized by students and supported by teachers, and have created several groups and initiatives myself. Social groups are less defined and more fluid. The teachers are the best part -- I know every single one, babysit their kids, and they're always there for the students to talk to. As grade vice president, I can assert that social politics are more about one's ability to get along with many different people and much less about gender, class, popularity, race, etc.