Fast Facts: Penn Charter by the Numbers


  Number of classroom teachers 143
  Advanced degree 74%
  Teacher: Student ratio 8:1


  Enrollment 960
  Lower School students 296
  Middle School students 216
  Upper School students 447
  Boys 506
  Girls 443
  Students receiving financial aid 42% 
  Students of color 33%
  Geographic distribution 105 zip codes in 8 counties


  Average class size 15-18 
  World languages (Spanish begins in K) Spanish, French, Latin, Mandarin 
  1:1 Laptop program grades 4-12 
  Algebra 9th grade 100% 
  AP classes  16
  Percent AP exams scored 4 or higher  47%
  Percent AP exams scored 3 or higher 77%
  Percent taking SAT 63%
  Middle 50% SAT critical reading 600-700
  Middle 50% SAT math  590-710
  Percent taking ACT 57%
  Middle 50% ACT composite 24-32
  Attend 4-year college College Lists 100% graduates within one year



Our campus has separate buildings for each division.


Traditional classroom space plus a network of labs that foster hands-on learning. These include the woodshop in the Lower School building, science labs and art studios throughout each division, outdoor learning spaces, a music lab in the Kurtz Center, and IdeaLab makerspaces.




Performing Arts Center, Art Studios, Makerspaces

The 650-seat Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art facility for musical, choral and dance performance. Visual arts students benefit from traditional studios for each division, plus a digital lab, pottery wheel, woodshop and IdeaLab makerspaces for deeper exploration of design and film.



  Four buildings designed for athletics, including a fitness center supervised by our strength and conditioning head coach. Five grass fields; 2 synthetic turf fields; all-weather track, with 8 lanes; 7 tennis courts; 10 squash courts; 4 basketball courts; swimming pool. New baseball facility in 2019!

Zip Code Map and Data

Each year, Penn Charter draws families from more than 100 zip codes in metropolitan Philadelphia. View the map and data.

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