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Penn Charter Football Celebrates Win over GA
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Penn Charter Softball Player at Bat
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Penn Charter Track and Field Hurdles in Meet
Penn Charter Boys Soccer Team vs FCS
Penn Charter Girls Cross Country Runner on Track
Penn Charter Boys Crew Double 2018
Penn Charter Softball Team Celebrates Win
Penn Charter Girls Lacrosse vs Friends Central
Penn Charter Baseball 2018 vs Germantown Academy
Penn Charter Boys Water Polo Match
Penn Charter Boys Baseball 2018
Penn Charter Boys Squash 2018
Penn Charter Girls Basketball vs GA 2018
Penn Charter Girls Lacrosse vs. Agnes Irwin 2018
Penn Charter Boys Lacrosse Game 2018
Penn Charter Football vs Germantown Academy 2017
Penn Charter Girls Soccer Team Huddles for PCGA Day 2017
Penn Charter Girls Swimming 2018 Race
Penn Charter Hurdles Track and Field 2018
Penn Charter Boys Crew Team on the Schuylkill River

The spirit of Penn Charter athletics is built on a storied tradition of excellence and the belief that the interplay of academics, arts and athletics leads to strong, creative, resilient and flexible people.

Spring Athletics Health and Safety Plan

We are pleased to announce plans for the beginning of the spring sports season and look forward to seeing our athletes playing on the fields again. Schedules will be posted on penncharter.com/athletics soon.

Of course, everything depends on our continued work to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Please recommit to our team and community compact: continue to social distance, wear your mask and practice good hand hygiene. 

Spring Athletics Health & Safety Plan

Click here to read PC’s Athletics Health and Safety Plan: Spring 2021, released on Feb. 21, 2021.

Covid-19 Screening/Testing

As an added layer of mitigation, Penn Charter will obtain a Covid-19 baseline surveillance screening of all spring athletes prior to the start of spring practices. On Monday, March 1, PC will offer free, on-campus PCR saliva testing, between the hours of 2:15 and 4:00 p.m., in Dooney Field House. Please sign up your student-athlete for the test.

Any spring athlete who cannot attend the March 1 testing must acquire an outside PCR Covid-19 test, 3-4 days prior to the start of practice, in order to participate. Please submit any independent testing to covidsupport@penncharter.com. The Covid rapid antigen test will not be accepted as a substitute for a PCR test.

Student athletes who test positive for Covid-19 will be required to quarantine from school as per the Athletics Health & Safety Plan: Spring 2021.

During the month of March, those teams playing high-risk contact sports (boys and girls lacrosse) will participate in weekly Covid surveillance testing. Students who miss the weekly testing day will not be permitted to participate in athletic practices or competitions until a negative testing result is independently provided to the school.

Season Begins March 5

Providing a timely return of our test results, and weather permitting, on-campus practice will begin on Friday, March 5. Coaches may meet virtually with teams before that date. We will maintain our current protocols each day for practices and games.

Livestream Links

Penn Charter will livestream as many home events as possible. More detailed information will be shared prior to games; away games will be streamed by the host school. We will share a link, when it becomes available, on penncharter.com/athletics and on Twitter @wpcsports.

Spectator Policy

We will communicate our spectator policy soon. That policy will reflect the current guidelines of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health; if disease levels improve, the policy could be revised to allow for more spectators.

Part of the Inter-Academic League and home to the oldest schoolboy rivalry in the country, the Penn Charter Quakers have won countless championships and many graduates go on to play their sport in college, and some professionally. 

Skilled teachers and coaches help our students understand – whether on the playing field or in the classroom – how to collaborate and compete, how to win with grace, and how to handle challenges and setbacks. All athletic teams at Penn Charter strive to provide quality instruction to student-athletes and to develop the core values that stem from our beliefs and practices as a Quaker institution.

Learn about plans for a new Athletics and Wellness Center.

Tour the Graham Athletics & Wellness Center

Penn Charter provides student-athletes with resources to match their talents. On 47 acres, Penn Charter offers its players and fans:

  • Three grass playing fields
  • Three synthetic turf fields
  • One all-weather, eight-lane track
  • Seven tennis courts
  • Ten squash courts
  • Four basketball courts
  • One swimming pool

PC has four buildings designated for athletics:

  • Graham Athletics Center — with the Blaine A. Steinberg OPC '11 Center for Fitness and Performance — 
  • Kline & Specter Squash Center
  • Ray Dooney Field House
  • and the Old Gym and Wrestling Room

See where everything is located on our Campus Map.

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