Skip to Main Content
William Penn Charter School
blue checkmark
  • Private, Quaker
  • PHILADELPHIA, PA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Penn Charter offers multiple ways to engage with us online and in person. Explore our website, or email admissions@penncharter.com. Learn More

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 A minus

About

Applying

Application Deadline
December 1
Application Fee
$30
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
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.

Upcoming Events

William Penn Charter School Rankings

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

YouTube Video

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1300
129 responses
Average ACT
29
65 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 51 responses
  • PC/GA Day
    27%
  • Color day
    24%
  • Spirit week
    16%
  • Friends Multicultural Day
    10%
  • Friends' Meeting
    8%
  • Winter concert
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
977
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 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
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

Map

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
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

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade B
Median Household Income
$82,034
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,340
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$286,060
National
$217,500

William Penn Charter School Reviews

Rating 4.21 out of 5  110 reviews
Selecting a category below will take you to another page
All Categories
Rating 5 out of 5  
Start Your Review of William Penn Charter School
Rating 5 out of 5  
Rating 5 out of 5  

Add to List