State of the School
In a recent letter to parents, Head of School Darryl J. Ford and Clerk of Overseers Jeffrey Reinhold provide a state-of-the-school overview focused on student learning and engagement.
PC's Latest News
Our Middle School robotics team beat numerous high school teams in a recent competition! They are shown here with Jesse Braxton OPC '02, a workshop school coach at the First Tech Challenge robotics competition. For more updates about student activity and achievement, browse our news archive.
Penn Charter Alumni Network
What Does OPC Mean?
Students who graduate from Penn Charter earn the title of OPC, which stands for Old Penn Charter, and they join a long line of diverse alumni stretching back as far as flagmaker Betsy Ross, abolitionist and businessman James Forten, and Henry Cadbury, the 1899 graduate and Quaker who delivered the Nobel Prize acceptance speech on behalf of the American Friends Service Committee. Industrialist Pierre DuPont graduated in 1886 and J. Presper Eckert, co-creator of the world's first electronic computer, is OPC '37.
More recent graduates include Adam F. Goldberg OPC '94, creator of ABC's The Goldbergs; NFL quarterback Matt Ryan OPC '03; and Ilana Eisenstein OPC '95, who has returned to practice law in Philadelphia after a stint in Washington, D.C.
Penn Charter enjoys tremendous financial security in large part because of the financial support of our OPCs. And students benefit from the school's resources as well as a global network of OPCs, many of whom continue to be actively involved with the school.
Eisenstein (pictured above, far left) is back in Philadelphia after working in Washington, D.C. as Assistant to the Solicitor General (she has argued five cases before the Supreme Court). Eisenstein joined a panel of OPCs who shared with students their perspective about careers in law, broadcasting and other fields.
Be Confident, Be Positive, Be Kind
Colleen Magarity, Penn Charter's associate director of athletics and a professional lacrosse player, is one of six top players featured in this pro lacrosse video. We admire how she communicates strength and are proud of the way she speaks about her leadership of young women. In her words: "I always tell my girls, be confident, be positive, and be kind."