Athletic Clinics, Lessons, Clubs 

The source for news on extracurricular athletic opportunities, including upcoming squash clinics, SwimAmerica lessons, Penn Charter Aquatic Club, running clubs and more.

SwimAmerica Lessons at Penn Charter

Begins Sunday, Nov. 19
Registration is currently open for second session of the SwimAmerica weekend swim lesson program at Penn Charter. The new session will begin on Sunday, Nov. 19. Group and private lessons are available to students age two through adult on Sundays throughout the school year. SwimAmerica lessons follow a simple step-by-step format that allows students to progress at their own pace. Developed by swimming coaches, SwimAmerica is the only learn-to-swim program endorsed by the American Swimming Coaches Association.  

If you are interested in enrolling your child in the SwimAmerica lesson program, please visit to register. If you have questions regarding the program, please contact Kevin Berkoff at kberkoff@penncharter.comThank you.

East Falls Running Club

Tuesdays 6-7 pm and Sundays 11 am-12 pm 
Session One (through 10/8) and Session Two (10/17 to 11/12)

Putting the emphasis on fun and proper technique, Bryan and Renee Skelly, Penn Charter teachers and coaches, are offering a Lower School running group for all PC and area athletes, grades K-5. It is open to any and all ability and experience levels. Renee is the Middle School cross country coach and track coach, and Bryan is the head coach of Upper School cross country, winter track and field, and spring track and field. Both have more than a decade of experience in the classroom, working with lower and middle school aged children. Tuesday evenings offer fun game-oriented running practices. Sunday mornings provide opportunities to put a time to each effort. Everyone's ability will be celebrated and improved, following a step-by-step, research-based practice plan.
There are multiple sessions, which will run throughout the year (two fall sessions, one winter session, two spring sessions). You can sign up for Tuesdays only ($40), Sundays only ($40), or Tuesdays and Sundays ($70).  
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Calendar Events

    • MonNov20 No classes pre-K to 12
    • MonNov20 Pre-K to 12 parent conferences
    • TueNov21 No classes pre-K to 12
    • TueNov21 Pre-K to 12 faculty in-service day service day
    • WedNov22 School closed
    • ThuNov23 School closed
    • ThuNov23 Thanksgiving Day
    • FriNov24 School closed
    • SunNov26 Yellow week
    • MonNov27 Middle School sports begin
    • WedNov29 Fall Sports Awards Presentation (KC) 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    • FriDec01 Lower School Breakfast with Your Child (DH) 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
    • FriDec01 4th grade parent meeting (TH) 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM
    • SatDec02 SAT Reasoning Test & SAT Subject Tests
    • SunDec03 Blue week
    • MonDec04 Upper School Parent Forum (OR) 8:15 AM to 9:15 AM
    • TueDec05 11th grade parents College Kickoff Night (MR) 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • ThuDec07 Parent Meeting for Worship (MR) 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM
    • FriDec08 Kindergarten parent meeting (TH) 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM
    • FriDec08 Parent Community Executive Committee meeting (TH) 8:15 AM to 9:15 AM
    • SatDec09 ACT Test
    • SunDec10 Yellow week

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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