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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Max Gross Field Dugouts

Max Gross Field has shaded dugouts for the Quakers and the visiting team.

Lower School IdeaLab

The Lower School IdeaLab is a space where students design, experiment with materials, test methods, learn to code, and much more. 

The Blaine Center

Teams and individual athletes work out in the Blaine Center throughout the year using a variety of equipment, under the supervision of a strength and conditioning coach.

Lower School IdeaLab
JV Softball Field

The Junior Varsity Softball team plays on a field next to the main building. The field also is used for Middle School athletics, physical education classes and recess. 

Strawbridge Playing Field

The playing field on Strawbridge, beside  Reiger Courts, is used for Middle School athletics and practices. 

Kline & Specter Squash Center

The Kline & Specter Squash Center is located on Strawbridge Campus, across School House Lane from the main building. The Center features 10 courts, fitness equipment, locker rooms and coaches' offices.

Main entry view of Graham Athletics and Wellness Center
Architectural rendering of the main entry view of PC Graham Athletics&Wellness Center

The Graham Athletics and Wellness Center will include:

  • Fitness center and cardio center, training room, hydrotherapy, nutrition center
  • Wrestling room, basketball courts for team practice and PE program (the courts convert to competition courts), climbing wall
  • Wellness-multipurpose room, student and coach lockers, meeting spaces
  • OPC Rail of Recognition and storytelling display of PC traditions
  • Safe, direct access to track / Maguire Field / Strawbridge Campus / Palaia Field
  • Storm water management features, nature landscape

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