A coed Friends school, pre-K to 12, on 47 acres in East Falls, Philadelphia


Visit Penn Charter

Penn Charter students are: Courageous Learners, Compassionate Friends, Constructive Communicators, Change Cultivators.

The Portrait of a Penn Charter Learner articulates the skills, attitudes and competencies Penn Charter seeks to nurture in our Lower, Middle and Upper School students. 

Read our latest article that highlights Penn Charter Learners. 

Begin your exploration of Penn Charter with a visit to campus.

See academic buildings, arts and athletics facilities, and campus based on your interests. Learn about the admissions process and student life from admissions staff and current students. 

Preview Penn Charter Events

Stay tuned for more Preview Penn Charter Events in the Fall of 2023!

Learn about academics, arts, athletics and student life at an on-campus event this spring. 

Hear from school administrators about division highlights, learn more about the admissions process, take a campus tour, and have your questions answered. Registration required. 


Campus Tours Our Spring tours have concluded.  We will resume regular campus tours in the Fall of 2023.  

Lower School - Tours are offered daily.

Tours of Lower School will include: The academic building, the Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts and the Graham Athletics & Wellness Center. Duration: 1.5 hours with a pre-K building tour, 1 hour without pre-K. Tour Guide: admissions staff. 

Middle and Upper School - Tours are offered on Monday, Wednesday or Friday at 8:30 a.m. or 11:10 a.m. 

Tours of Middle and Upper Schools will include: the academic buildings, the Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts and the Graham Athletics & Wellness Center. Duration: 1 hour. Tour Guide: student ambassadors.

To schedule and for questions:

For Lower School, contact Debbie McIlvaine, dmcilvaine@penncharter.com

For Middle and Upper School, contact Shelley Evans, sevans@penncharter.com

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What's Next? 

If you would like to begin as a student in 2023-2024, please visit Application Process and Timeline for more details.

If you would like to begin as a student in 2024-2025, you will apply in the fall of 2023. Now is a great time to get to know the school so you can hit the ground running when it is time to apply. Here's what you can expect: 

  • Applications are available beginning Sept. 1 and complete applications are due Dec. 1. 
  • Complete applications include: a complete online application, an interview, letters of recommendations, transcripts and testing. Visit Application Process and Timeline for more details.
  • Be on the lookout for opportunities to meet students, and learn more about arts or athletics, or visit campus again.
  • Prepare documents if you plan to apply for financial aid. PC recommends you apply by December 1 for maximum financial aid availability.


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