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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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

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Lower School

The Lower School holds Kindergarten through fifth grade, the Lower School IdeaLab, Trask Library, woodshop, an activity room, After School Program, an art room and a music room. 

Blue Playground

The Blue Playground, nestled between the Lower School and the Kurtz Center, is named after its hallmark blue surface. The playground features two climbing structures, swings and a basketball court. 

Dooney Field House

Dooney Field House is home to girls and boys varsity basketball, a climbing wall, boys and girls locker rooms, the sports medicine training room, and the Athletics Department offices. The space is used for athletics practices and physical education classes. 

Timmons House

Timmons House is located on The Oak Road, across the Bus Lane from the main building. The Business Office, Maintenance, and Development are located here. 

Playing Field

A full-size soccer field used by JV and Middle School teams is part of the green space around the main building along School House Lane. 

Perrott Turf Field
Field hockey player dribbles the ball down the turf of Perrott Field during a game.

Perrott Field, a turf field used year round, is home to Penn Charter's field hockey and lacrosse teams. Perrott is also used for physical education classes and recess. 

Perrott Turf Field in Spring

Boys lacrosse, a spring sport, uses Perrott Turf Field for practices and competitions. 

Perrott Turf Field for PE

During the school day, Perrott Turf Field is used for physical education classes and recess. 

Max Gross Field

Max Gross Field, home to Varsity Softball, features dugouts for the Quakers and the visiting teams and a digital scoreboard. 


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