Our Campus

Penn Charter rests on a sprawling, green 47-acre campus in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. 

Learn more about our campus and what's inside each building with this map.

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campus map

Map Points

Main Building
Chigwell Close
Lower School
Blue Playground
David L. Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts
Dooney Field House
Graham Athletic Center
Old Gym
Richard B. Fisher Middle School
Maguire Field
Pre-K (in Memorial Church of the Good Shepherd)
Timmons House
Max Gross Field
Rieger Courts
Kline & Specter Squash Center
Somers Field
Baseball Field
JV Softball Field
Athletics and Wellness Center
Perrott Turf Field

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Trask Library
Young students do research on computers

Trask Library, located within the Lower School building, has digital databases and a large collection of non-fiction and fiction books students can borrow.

Trask LIbrary
Two young girls read on a rug in the library

Open before and after school, students can seek out, and borrow, books. 

Gummere Library
Students in Gummere Library

Gummere Library is the Upper and Middle School library. The space, with lofted ceilings and space for individual and group study sessions, is used throughout the day.

Balderston Commons
Middle school gathers in indoor amphitheater-style room

Balderston Commons is a gathering space and classroom for our Middle School. 

Middle School Clsasroom
Middle school students in discussion in a classroom

Classrooms in the Richard B. Fisher Middle School have large windows that let in natural light.

Kindergarten Playground
Young students play on a playground in springtime.

The Kindergarten playground has climbing structures, large blocks, swings and raised garden beds the students and Kindergarten faculty tend themselves.

Physical Education
Athlete wearing Penn Charter Football shirt does yoga

The wrestling room in the Old Gym is used by the wrestling team and for physical education classes, including yoga, and other activities. 

Studio in Pre-K

The Studio classroom in pre-K is filled with supplies and materials of varied colors and textures for student-led discovery through art and design.

Blaine A. Steinberg OPC '11 Center for Fitness and Performance
Student and coaches working out in a gym

Located in the lower level of the Graham Athletic Center, the Blaine Center is host to countless student-athletes, teams, faculty and staff throughout the day. Strength and conditioning coaches guide workouts. 

Dooney Courts and Climbing Wall
empty basketball court with climbing wall at the back

Dooney Field House is the future site of Penn Charter's new Lower School. The space is used currently for campus events, athletics practices and physical education classes. 


Thoughtful Design

The Upper, Middle and Lower school divisions operate in their own buildings, each of which is designed to meet students' academic and developmental needs.  Chigwell Close, the open space between the Lower School and the main building, is an outdoor classroom, a place where students can learn science, write poetry, play, explore or simply enjoy a peaceful interlude. 

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Student players and performers have access to resources that match their talents.

With a total of four buildings designated for sports, Penn Charter offers athletes three grass playing fields, three synthetic turf fields, one eight-lane all-weather track, seven tennis courts, ten squash courts, four competition basketball courts, one climbing wall and one swimming pool. 

The William A. Graham IV OPC '58 Athletics & Wellness Center completed in 2021 features two competition basketball courts, a wrestling room, a bi-level fitness and strength training room, a rock wall, an athletics training suite, two classrooms and a multipurpose space. The Graham also houses the Athletics offices, locker rooms, equipment room and other offices. 

The David L. Kurtz Performing Arts Center which opened in 2010 is a LEED certified building with a green roof and features a 650-seat theater, hydraulic orchestra pit lift, sprung dance floor, choral room and performance studio, instrumental room with four individual practice rooms, recording studio, scene shop and costume room.

Envisioning the FutureLearn more about our campus transformation - well under way - and view the plans for a new Lower School and see the William A. Graham IV OPC '58 Athletics & Wellness Center, which opened Fall 2021.

Future Spaces at Penn Charter