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Penn Charter students arrive at school and depart from school in a variety of ways, including public school and private (Penn Charter) buses, SEPTA buses and regional rail, and by car and carpooling. To arrange for public school or Penn Charter transportation, parents need to contact the PC Business Office.

All children in grades K–5 who ride a bus are met by an adult when they arrive in the morning. Students will be escorted by an adult to the bus lane after school. 

Car and Carpooling

The Penn Charter Community Directory includes all families by zip code, so parents looking to carpool can reach out to families in close proximity. Carpooling is a terrific way to build community and friendships, ease parent schedules, and save energy.

Guidelines for Guest Bus Riders

If your child is registered as a rider on a bus, he or she may exit the bus with a friend at the friend’s stop, provided the friend is also registered on that same bus route. However, both students must bring a note, from their caregiver, to be given to their teacher. The notes will then be given to the Division Office with the daily attendance sheet and finally to the bus driver for the afternoon trip home. If your child is registered to ride a public school district township bus and would like to bring a friend home, the friend must live in the same township and be registered to ride that bus. Permission notes will not be accepted under any circumstances unless both students are residents of the township.

For information about Penn Charter private buses and public school district and township buses, click here


Penn Charter draws families from more than 105 zip codes in metropolitan Philadelphia. View the map and zip code data.

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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