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.

Custom Class: map-container

Map Points

Main Building
Chigwell Close
Lower School
Blue Playground
David L. Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts
Dooney Field House
Graham Athletics Center
Old Gym
Richard B. Fisher Middle School
Maguire Field
Pre-K (in Memorial Church of the Good Shepherd)
Timmons House
Max Gross Softball Field
Rieger Tennis Courts
Kline & Specter Squash Center
Somers Field
Ralph F. Palaia Field
JV Softball Field
Future Site of the William A. Graham IV OPC '58 Athletics and Wellness Center
Playing Field

Custom Class: map-slideshow-element

Hurdlers mid-race on a track

Penn Charter's eight-lane track circles Maguire Field. It is a Beynon 1,000 surface, a product preferred by many colleges and high schools because its softer surface is more forgiving and, therefore, safer for young athletes to train on; it is the surface used by the University of Oregon, site of the 2016 track Olympic trials. The expanded track makes it possible to hold invitational track meets, which require eight lanes.

Water polo players practice in the pool

The six-lane pool is used for water polo, swimming and diving, and physical education classes, including scuba. Visitors can watch the action from a balcony, accessed from the lobby of the Graham Athletic Center.

David L. Kurtz Center for Performing Arts
David L. Kurtz Center for Performing Arts at Penn Charter

The Kurtz Center, a LEED Gold building with vegetative roof, is home to plays, musicals, band and choral concerts throughout the year. The Kurtz Center has a choral room and performance studio, instrumental room with four individual practice rooms, a scene shop, and a costume room with men’s and women’s dressing rooms. Outside organizations may rent the space. 

Maguire Field
Penn Charter's Maguire Field and bleachers.

Maguire Field is a turf field used for football, soccer, lacrosse and physical education classes. 

Maguire Field
Goalie dives for a ball on Maguire Field at Penn Charter

In addition to football, the girls soccer and lacrosse teams regularly compete on Maguire Field.

Playing Field
Grass lawn of Penn Charter

Students play, practice and compete on playing fields on Penn Charter's green lawn between the main building and School House Lane. 

Pre-K Fairy House
Pre-K students work with a teacher

The fairy house within a pre-K classroom, is a special place to learn, explore, and practice skills independently and with a teacher. The second pre-K classroom has a treehouse structure.

Richard B. Fisher Middle School
Exterior of Penn Charter's Middle School building

The Middle School building, completed in 2002, houses grades 6-8. Light-filled with large classrooms and science labs, middle school students enjoy a space all their own. The IdeaLab is in the basement.

Rieger Tennis Courts
Tennis player hits a ball on Penn Charter's tennis court

The seven hard courts, located on the Strawbridge campus across School House Lane from the main building, are used by girls tennis in the fall and boys in the spring.

Somers Field
Soccer field at Penn Charter

The soccer field, located on Strawbridge campus across School House Lane from the main building, is a full-size soccer field.

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 six grass playing fields, two synthetic turf fields, one all-weather track, seven tennis courts, ten squash courts, four basketball courts, one climbing wall and one swimming pool.

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 - now under way - and view the plans for a new Lower School and William A. Graham IV OPC '58 Athletics and Wellness Center.

Future Spaces at Penn Charter