Living Our Mission

Educating students to live lives that make a differenceExisting programs, and new initiatives inspired by the school's Strategic Vision, connect in important and tangible ways to Penn Charter's mission:

Quaker principles and practice continue to guide William Penn Charter School, a Friends school founded in 1689. Within a school community that honors difference, we seek that of God in each person. We value scholarship and inquiry. With excellence as our standard, we challenge students in a vigorous program of academics, arts and athletics. Through global connections, civic engagement and a focus on environmental sustainability, we inspire students to be thinkers, collaborators, innovators and leaders. We educate students to live lives that make a difference.

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Athletes Driven to Service

Penn Charter hosts a basketball tournament to benefit Enable Sports and Fitness, a nonprofit established by Laurie and Robert Rosania OPC ’82 to provide fitness and athletic opportunities for youth and young adults with special needs.

Old Wisdom, New Ways

Michael Moulton reflects on the continued relevance of Quaker-based learning in today's changing educational environment.