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


Ways to Engage

Save the date! PK-12 Great Day to Do Service

Saturday, March 11, 9 am-12 pm
Families will have an opportunity to volunteer at Share and at Cradles to Crayons. Stay tuned for signups and more information. Questions? Reach out to the Center for Public Purpose

Reusable Containers for Food Security Project Partnerships

Grades 2 and 6 are engaged in semester-long studies of food justice in Philadelphia, partnering with the local community fridge network. Students will be preparing and organizing food drop-offs through the spring. We need your reusable plastic containers. We are avoiding purchasing them and are collecting them instead. Please save and bring in your clean plastic take-out food containers so that we can reuse them for these ongoing projects. There are collection bins in each division. Email the Center for Public Purpose with questions.

Donate Gently-Used Backpacks and Small Rolling Suitcases

Penn Charter community members have been supporting asylum seekers arriving in Philadelphia and are currently collecting gently-used backpacks and small rolling suitcases for local partners. There are collection bins in each division. Email the Center for Public Purpose with questions.

Election Signs Collection

Collection Bins in All Divisions Through January
This is a student-developed and -led initiative. The Upper School Functions and Trigonometry math class taught by Charlie Brown has a big favor to ask! As you know, elections recently passed, and election signs remain everywhere. If you haven’t thrown your signs out, please bring them to Penn Charter. The class will reuse them to make mini Coroplast disks (see example). Please note that they have to be the Coroplast election signs. The disks are amazing tools for team-building and collaborating. Student plan to make these for the PC community and our community partners.