Directions

Our campus is easily accessed by Kelly Drive, the Schuylkill Expressway and Roosevelt Boulevard, which makes it an easy drive from Center City, Philadelphia suburbs and New Jersey. Bus and rail service also connects us.

Public Transportation

Septa bus service

SEPTA operates several bus routes within a few blocks of the school. You may contact SEPTA at 215-580-7800 or at www.septa.org for details.

Septa regional rail service

SEPTA operates two Regional Rail lines within a 10-minute walk to the school.


• The Chestnut Hill West Line serves Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy, Germantown and Center City. The line station nearest to the school is Queen Lane Station at Wissahickon and Midvale Avenues. We offer AM and PM shuttle service from the Queen Lane station to Penn Charter: details.


• The Norristown line serves Norristown, Conshohocken, Roxborough, Manayunk and Center City. The line station nearest to the school is the East Falls station near Midvale and Conrad Avenues.

Driving Directions

From City Line Avenue

From City Line, follow the signs to Lincoln Drive. Once on Lincoln Drive, move to the right hand lane and make a quick right turn onto Gypsy Lane. (Watch for the two-story police station at the corner of Lincoln Drive and Gypsy Lane.) At top of hill, turn left onto School House Lane. Drive through Philadelphia University campus and the intersection of School House Lane and Henry Ave. Penn Charter is not far ahead, on the right.

From Center City Philadelphia

Take Kelly Drive to Midvale Avenue, turn right onto Midvale Avenue. At the top of the hill, turn left onto Henry Avenue. At the second traffic light, turn right onto School House Lane. William Penn Charter School is on your right in the middle of the block. Or, if you prefer to take the Schuylkill Expressway, follow the next set of directions.

Via the Schuylkill Expressway

Take the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) to the Lincoln Drive exit. Follow Lincoln Drive to Rittenhouse Street and turn right. Take Rittenhouse Street to the first light and make a right onto Wissahickon Avenue. Take Wissahickon to School House Lane (second traffic light) and turn right onto School House Lane. William Penn Charter School is in the middle of the block on your left.

Via Interstate 95

Take I-95 to I-76 West. Follow above directions for the Schuylkill Expressway. Via the Pennsylvania Turnpike: Exit Turnpike at Norristown, Plymouth Meeting (Exit #25/333). Go right after the exit and head east on Germantown Pike to first traffic light. Make a right onto Chemical Road. Go through three lights and at your fourth light, make a left at the five point intersection onto Ridge Pike. Make a left and take Ridge Pike to the Henry Avenue cutoff (bear left). (You’ll be on Ridge Pike for approximately 3.5 miles.) Take Henry Avenue about 6 miles to School House Lane. Turn left on School House Lane.

From Cherry Hill and southern New Jersey, connect with either the I-76 or I-95 directions.