A Fully Integrated Pre-K to 12 Curriculum
Penn Charter offers a fully integrated curriculum, pre-kindergarten to grade 12, designed to develop a student's mind, body, heart and spirit.This curriculum is the map we use from one grade to the next, guiding students as they gain knowledge and master skills, step-by-step, with ever-increasing depth and sophistication. The core of these essential skills includes analytical reading and clear writing: the use and understanding of mathematical concepts; the ability to use the tools of observation, inference and logic; and the development of creativity and physical potential.
We urge students to engage in the challenges of their education with pride in their intellect, persistence, commitment and a sense of wonder.
A program of cognitive and character development rooted in a rich knowledge of how young children learn best.
We know that children learn best when ideas are connected. We know that children learn by doing and by working together. So, our curriculum emphasizes interdisciplinary, collaborative, hands-on learning. Our students ask questions, think critically, write effectively, listen carefully and put all those pieces together.
Fostering intellectual, physical and emotional growth through an age-appropriate curriculum and a facility designed to support our learners.
Our curriculum, taught by a faculty devoted to teaching ages 11-14, reflects a department-based program enhanced by cross-cultural themes and projects with true intellectual weight. Students begin immediately to undertake tasks calling for more personal organization, study skills, critical thinking, and independent and group work.
What would it mean to work at the edge of what you already know? To step out beyond the safe answers and the talents that have always come naturally? To pursue ideas with real depth?
Our vigorous college preparatory program is rooted in the breadth of the arts and sciences as well as new fields of inquiry and skills such as environmental issues, global awareness, commitment to community and technology.
Penn Charter launched its Distance Learning Plan in March 2020, marking a community-wide pivot to new forms of teaching and learning.
PC computer science expands its course list and adds focus on policy issues such as privacy and cybersecurity.
The concept of wellness integrates with Penn Charter's educational program in various ways across all three divisions.
Begun in the summer of 2017, the VITAL Catapult Project combines athletics, physics, biology and wellness for both athletes and science students in Upper and Middle School.
The Teaching & Learning Center, now in its fifth year of operation, allows faculty to engage in peer-led professional development just steps away from their classrooms.