Applying to Middle or Upper School

Applying to Penn Charter is a simple and straightforward process, and the following information will help guide you through the steps. Online applications are easy, environmentally friendly and economical.

Submit the application for admission online and look for an email acknowledging its receipt the next business morning. 

Campus Visit
A member of the Admissions Office will contact you following receipt of your application about arranging an applicant visit and a parent meeting to discuss your child and the Penn Charter program. We encourage you to attend an Open House to learn about the school; a tour on the day of your parent meeting can be arranged as well.

It is important that the teacher recommendations not be completed by your child’s teachers until late October. We believe that teachers should be given time to work with your child during the current school year in order to provide us with appropriate feedback about your child’s abilities. Recommendations are available to download and print to then give to the appropriate teacher with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be sent directly to the Admissions Office for the following teachers:

• Current English/Language Arts teacher
• Current Math teacher

Release for School Records Form
After your child's school's first marking period, this form should be completed and signed by the parent/guardian and sent to the current school. The official transcript should include grades from the past year and the first marking period of the current year. Please have the school send the records directly to Penn Charter.

Admissions Testing
Reserve a test date for the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test), or the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam). You may register online or request registration materials from the Admissions Office. Complete the ISEE or SSAT registration form, listing Penn Charter as a score recipient. Our school codes are listed below. The test may be taken at any test site.

Test  Website Penn Charter Code
SSAT 8218
ISEE 393560

Need to Know?

After classes end, Middle School students work on projects or homework in this after-care program for grades 6-8.

Healthy, varied lunch options include pasta and saute stations, made-to-order sandwiches and salads, grab-and-go fresh fruit and vegetables, plus fresh-baked muffins and Starbucks coffee cake. Parents have a contract lunch option for Lower School students. Students may also pay with cash or bring a lunch.

Middle School offers a full slate of scholastic athletics.

Parent Community
Learn how Penn Charter parents participate in school life and their child's education.

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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