A  coed Friends school, pre-K to 12, on 47 acres in East Falls, Philadelphia


Covid-19 Information

For the 2022-23 school year, we remain committed to our vision statement of "educating students to live lives that make a difference" and appreciate the support of all PC community members in helping us maintain a healthy learning environment to continuously meet this goal.

Penn Charter Health and Safety Plan

Committed to a Healthy Learning Environment

Read PC’s Health and Safety Plan, released on Aug. 29, 2022.

Covid Weekly Report, March 24, 2023

  Lower School Middle School Upper School Other Total for Week of 3/24 Cumulative since Jan. 6
Student 0 0 0 N/A 0 67
Teacher 0 0 0 N/A 0 24
Staff (PC & third-party) 0 0 0 0 0 7


Academic Program

Penn Charter's academic program in 2022-23 remains the vigorous, student-centered, excellent education we are known for. Guided by our Strategic Vision and the Quaker ideal of continuous revelation, Penn Charter enters 2022-23 having learned from prior years. Each division engaged in deep research and discussion to adjust and improve its program to center core academic subjects as well as social connections, movement and relationships key to student success.

The program advances with continued intentionality with community time, taking full advantage of the outdoors — our campus and the nearby Wissahickon Valley Park — for flexbility in scheduling, learning, playing and wellness. And, knowing that these have been difficult years for us all, we move ahead with a renewed focus on the health and wellbeing of community members. 

If you have any questions about the academic program, please contact the divisional offices.

Lower School: ext. 118
Middle School: ext. 107
Upper School: ext. 101

Teaching and Learning Safely

As in the previous two school years, our Covid mitigation strategies will be multi-layered. As community and local conditions fluctuate, we will be able to add or remove some of these layers in specific and targeted ways.  

Health & Safety

Penn Charter will take all the necessary steps to limit the risks of Covid-19 spreading in our community, and we ask our students, families and employees to partner with us to maintain a healthy and safe community. We look forward to partnering with you. See Tab 1 below.


We have made significant investments to create expanded and flexible spaces, including outdoor learning spaces and the usage of our newest building the Graham Athletics & Wellness Center.  Our goal is to provide clean and adequately ventilated learning and gathering spaces. See Tab 2 below.


If you have questions that are not answered in this webpage content, please contact a Contingency Steering Committee member:

HealthDebra Foley, Coordinator of Health Services, Pandemic Coordinator
FacilitiesAnsley Cox, Director of Facilities
FinancesHal Davidow, Chief Financial Officer

Covid-19 Resources