Admissions Process & Timeline

The common entry points at Penn Charter are pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth grades, making these the best times to apply; new students are admitted to other grades if spaces are available.

As a school committed to diversity, Penn Charter welcomes students of every race, religion, socioeconomic status, ethnic background, gender, and sexual orientation. We encourage applications from current families as well as children of alumni and members of the Religious Society of Friends.

Apply online – it is an efficient process and more than 95 percent of our applicants chose that method last year. 

Admissions Timeline for Entry in September 2020

Penn Charter considers all applicants for all grades who have completed the admissions process by December 10, 2019 in the first round of admissions. Decisions are communicated to families in mid-January, 2020. Applicants accepted in the first round have the greatest chance of being admitted to open spaces and receiving financial aid.

After the first round, applicants are considered on a rolling basis as they complete the admissions process for any open spaces.

Please see the Lower and Middle/Upper School pages for specific information on the admissions process.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Penn Charter admits students of any race, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Penn Charter does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national or ethnic origin in administration or educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.