Applying to Penn Charter

The common entry points at Penn Charter are pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, sixth, seventh and ninth grades, making these the best times to apply; new students are admitted to other grades if spaces are available.

As a school committed to diversity, Penn Charter welcomes students of every race, religion, socioeconomic status, ethnic background, gender, and sexual orientation and encourages applications from current families as well as children of alumni and members of the Religious Society of Friends.

Admissions Timeline for Entry in September 2017

Admissions Update: as of April 4, first, third, fourth, fifth, ninth and twelfth grades are full; applications are being accepted for waitpool status in those six grades. There are limited spaces in all other grades.

Financial Aid Update: as of April 4, availability of funds for 2017-18 is extremely limited. If you would like to submit an application and will need financial assistance, please call the Admissions Office before submitting the application at 215-844-3460 ext. 103.

Admissions Timeline for Entry in September 2018

Apply online – it is an efficient process and more than 95 percent of our applicants chose that method last year. 

For your convenience, all of the supporting documents for the application process are available by download from the list below. If you would prefer paper copies of these materials, please contact the Admissions Office by email or by telephone at 215-844-3460 ext. 103.

Lower School Admissions Materials
Admissions packet for Pre-K, K and Grade 1
Admissions packet for Grades 2 to 5 

Middle and Upper School Admissions Materials
Admissions packet for Admissions packet for Grades 6 to 12

Lower School, grades pre-K – 5

First round:

  • Complete all parts of admissions process by Dec. 15, 2017
  • Admissions decisions mailed home by Jan. 19, 2018
  • Families must accept or decline an offer of admission by March 1, 2018

Second round:

  • Complete all parts of admissions process by Feb. 2, 2018
  • Admissions decisions mailed home by Feb. 9, 2018
  • Families must accept or decline an offer of admission by March 1, 2018

After the second round, applicants will be considered based on availability of space as their applications are completed.

Middle and Upper Schools, grades 6 – 11

First round

  • Complete all parts of admissions process by Jan. 5, 2018
  • Admissions decisions mailed home by Jan. 19, 2018
  • Families must accept or decline an offer of admission by March 1, 2018

Second round

  • Complete all parts of admissions process by Jan. 19, 2018
  • Admissions decisions mailed home by Jan. 30, 2018
  • Families must accept or decline an offer of admission by March 1, 2018

After the second round, applicants will be considered based on availability of space as their applications are completed.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Penn Charter admits students of any race, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Penn Charter does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national or ethnic origin in administration or educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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Penn Charter

A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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