Submitting a Teacher Recommendation (pre-K to 5)

Teacher recommendations are an important element of the admissions process because they give us a picture of your child's academic progress, interpersonal skills and personal interests.


The recommendation form is available online. This gives the teacher time to work with your child during the current school year and provide us with useful feedback. This year, with consideration to changed circumstances due to the pandemic, we offer the opportunity for an adult who knows your child well to make a personal recommendation in addition to a teacher recommendation. Make certain you are aware of admissions deadlines.


Please discuss with your child's teacher or trusted adult the need for the recommendation, the timing, and let them know the recommendation can be submitted online or, if necessary, on paper. 

Online Recommendations

After you have spoken with your teacher to request a recommendation, you may log into your account at (the same portal where you filled out your child’s admissions application). Click on the Managed Recommendations tab. Enter the information requested, and an email will be sent to the teacher with information needed to submit the recommendation. The confidential recommendation comes directly to Penn Charter. 

Need a paper recommendation?

Download, print and present to the teacher with a stamped envelope addressed to: Admissions Office, William Penn Charter School, 3000 West School House Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144. The teacher may also submit a scanned copy of the completed recommendation to 
Form for Pre-K to 1  Form for Grades 2-5

How do I know if the recommendation has been submitted or received?

Log into your application portal at and visit the Status checklist. When the recommendation has been noted in the Admissions Office as received, the status will update automatically.

If the teacher chooses to complete the recommendation online, you can track the status on the Managed Recommendations tab on the list of recommendations you have requested.

  • Pending means the teacher has not yet begun the recommendation. 
  • Draft means the recommendation has been started but not submitted. 
  • Submitted means the teacher has submitted the completed recommendation.