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William Penn Charter School

William Penn Charter School is a coeducational private Friends traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban

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Overview

Overview

William Penn Charter School says

William Penn Charter School, established in 1689 by William Penn, is the oldest Quaker School in the world. Penn Charter has combined a rich heritage of Quaker values with academic rigor and excellence. A college-preparatory day school educating boys and girls from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade, the school is located on a 44-acre campus in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. Penn Charter's philosophy is centered on the Quaker belief that there is "that of God in every person." Respect for others and appreciation for the unique values of each individual are woven into the very fabric of the institution. We strive to be a richly diverse school community racially, religiously, economically, ethnically and socially. To that end, the school offers a need-based financial aid program. Beyond the fundamental goal of promoting academic achievement and intellectual distinction, Penn Charter offers abundant opportunities to discover and develop artistic and athletic abilities.

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Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (215) 844-3460
Email
  pcunningham@penncharter.com

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 960
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 28
Kindergarten 57
1 43
2 45
3 41
4 41
5 43
6 58
7 79
8 89
9 119
10 94
11 110
12 113

William Penn Charter School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing William Penn Charter School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 7 : 1
Gender 53% Male / 47% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 74%
Multi-racial 7%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Black or African American 10%
Asian 5%

Extracurriculars

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross Country
  • Diving
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Water Polo
  • Winter Track and Field
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross Country
  • Diving
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Water Polo
  • Winter Track and Field
  • Wrestling

Associations & Memberships

State or regional independent school association

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Friends Council on Education (FCE)

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