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


Covid-19 Information

For the 2023-24 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 in Sept. 2023.

Academic Program

Penn Charter's academic program in 2023-24 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 2023-24 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

Penn Charter utilizes multiple mitigation strategies to reduce the transmission of all illnesses on campus.


If you have questions that are not answered in this webpage content, please contact:

Nancy Hirschfeld, Middle and Upper School Nurse, (215) 844-3460 ext. 142
Katie Mulrain, Lower School Nurse, (215) 844-3460 ext. 371

Ansley Cox, Director of Facilities

COVID-19 Resources