Quakerism and Service Learning

Meeting Room

Seventh graders take QUADS, a quarter-long course integrating the study of Quakerism, art, design and service learning. QUADS provides students with an understanding of and appreciation for the Quaker beliefs, values and practices that form the religious and philosophical roots of Quaker education and William Penn Charter School.

All Middle School students participate in weekly Meeting for Worship, during which students and teachers gather for 30 minutes in the school’s Meeting Room. Meeting holds a pivotal and central place in school life. In the midst of busy schedules, many members of the community find meeting a special time of the week, an oasis of quiet and peace sometimes punctuated by reflective comments from classmates and teachers. 

Academic Program

Sixth Grade

Language Arts
Culture, Civilization and Change
Mathematics
Environmental Science
Foreign Language (one language per quarter)
Visual Arts
General Music
Band
Chorus
Physical Education/Health

Seventh Grade

English
World Geography
Pre-Algebra
Science: The Living Environment
Foreign Language: French, Latin, Chinese or Spanish
QUADS* (Quakerism, art, design and service learning)
Physical Education*
Drama*
Health*
Band and/or Chorus (elective)

Eighth Grade

English
Civics
Algebra 1
Science: The Physical Environment
Foreign Language: French, Latin, Chinese or Spanish
Choices* (Health)
Physical Education*
Visual Arts*
Music*
Band and/or Chorus (elective)

* Indicates “special” classes that meet for one quarter.

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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