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Visiting Penn Charter

The Student Visit: Grades 6 to 11
After you have submitted your child’s application, the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule a day for his or her visit to Penn Charter.

Information for Students
Your day begins at 8 a.m. in the Admissions Office in the Main Building. You will be greeted by a member of our admissions staff and introduced to a student host who will escort you through the rest of the day’s schedule:

• Attend classes with your student host.
• Eat lunch with the Middle School (11:45 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.)
or the Upper School (12:35 – 1:10 p.m.).
The Admissions Office will provide you with a lunch ticket that will cover the cost of your meal (please feel free to bring your own lunch if you prefer).
Our dining hall has a salad bar, sandwiches and hot daily specials.
You can view the menu at

• Interview with a member of the Penn Charter admissions team. You will be asked to talk about yourself. This is your opportunity to ask questions, too!
• Complete a short writing sample.

A note about dress…
The guidelines are simple:
If your shirt has symbols, lettering or advertisements, those designs should be no larger than a closed hand. Please do not wear hats, sweatpants, athletic shorts or backless shoes. Skirts or shorts should be no more than four inches above the knee.

Health and Safety
If your child has a medical issue, such as a food allergy, that Penn Charter should be aware of for his/her well-being during the visit, please fill out our Visitor Health Form at least a week before the visit.  The nurse will be in touch with you before the visit to discuss any concerns.

We hope you enjoy the day!

Penn Charter

A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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