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Visiting Penn Charter

Open Houses

You are cordially invited to visit Penn Charter for an Open House. This is an opportunity to tour the campus at your leisure, to talk with teachers and students, and to meet other families who are visiting Penn Charter on that day. Each session includes a formal presentation and tours of classrooms, labs, art and music rooms, athletic facilities and performance spaces. Our next open house is:

• Saturday, October 18, 2014 | 2:30 p.m. | for Lower, Middle and Upper School applicants
• Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | 8:30 a.m. | for Lower, Middle and Upper School applicants
• Tuesday, April 28, 2014 | 8:30 a.m. | for Lower, Middle and Upper School applicants 

To make a reservation for an Open House, complete our easy online form.
To request additional information, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@penncharter.com or 215-844-3460 ext. 103.

Financial Aid Information Session

On Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Roberts Family Choral Room in the Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts, join the Penn Charter admissions and financial aid team to learn more about the financial aid process.  How is family need calculated?  How is a financial award determined?  What are the deadlines?  Join us for a 90-minute presentation and Q&A session.  Please let us know you are coming by completing our online form.

Campus Tours

If the Open House dates above are not convenient, please contact the Admissions Office to schedule a tour:

Lower School (pre-K to grade 5)
Admissions Assistant Debbie McIlvaine at 215-844-3460 ext. 199 or dmcilvaine@penncharter.com.
Middle School (grades 6-8) and Upper School (grades 9-12)
Admissions Assistant Patricia Cunningham at admissions@penncharter.com or 215-844-3460 ext. 103.

Directions to Campus

Our campus is easily accessed by Kelly Drive, the Schuylkill Expressway and Roosevelt Boulevard. Go online for directions to 3000 West School House Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144, or use these directions.

From City Line Avenue:
From City Line, follow the signs to Lincoln Drive. Once on Lincoln Drive, move to the right hand lane and make a quick right turn onto Gypsy Lane. (Watch for the two-story police station at the corner of Lincoln Drive and Gypsy Lane.) At top of hill, turn left onto School House Lane. Drive through Philadelphia University campus and the intersection of School House Lane and Henry Ave. Penn Charter is not far ahead, on the right.

From Center City Philadelphia:
Take Kelly Drive to Midvale Avenue, turn right onto Midvale Avenue. At the top of the hill, turn left onto Henry Avenue. At the second traffic light, turn right onto School House Lane. William Penn Charter School is on your right in the middle of the block. Or, if you prefer to take the Schuylkill Expressway, follow the next set of directions.

Via the Schuylkill Expressway:
Take the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) to the Lincoln Drive exit. Follow Lincoln Drive to Rittenhouse Street and turn right. Take Rittenhouse Street to the first light and make a right onto Wissahickon Avenue. Take Wissahickon to School House Lane (second traffic light) and turn right onto School House Lane. William Penn Charter School is in the middle of the block on your left.

Via Interstate 95:
Take I-95 to I-76 West. Follow above directions for the Schuylkill Expressway.

Via the Pennsylvania Turnpike:
Exit Turnpike at Norristown, Plymouth Meeting (Exit #25/333). Go right after the exit and head east on Germantown Pike to first traffic light. Make a right onto Chemical Road. Go through three lights and at your fourth light, make a left at the five point intersection onto Ridge Pike. Make a left and take Ridge Pike to the Henry Avenue cutoff (bear left). (You’ll be on Ridge Pike for approximately 3.5 miles.) Take Henry Avenue about 6 miles to School House Lane. Turn left on School House Lane.


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