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


Visit Penn Charter

Begin your exploration of Penn Charter with a tour.

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. 

Campus tours for admitted students will resume Jan. 17.Please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@penncharter.com to schedule a campus tour. We look forward to welcoming you to Penn Charter.

Please note:

There will be no tours from Dec. 19 - Jan. 16. 
Tours Jan. 17 - Feb. 15 will be for admitted students, and tours will also occur at accepted student programs and shadow days.
Tours will pause Feb. 16 - 26.
Tours will resume Feb. 27, for individuals interested applying to attend Penn Charter.

Tours of Upper and Middle 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.

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. 


Contact Debbie McIlvaine, dmcilvaine@penncharter.com

What's Next? 

If you would like to begin as a student in 2023-2024, you will apply in the fall of 2022. 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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