The design process for Penn Charter's fabulous new lower school involved faculty and administrators working with architects over several years to imagine a new space for innovative teaching and exciting learning. View the renderings of the new building.
How Far? Campaign Success
Educating Students to Live Lives that Make a Difference
We can do even more than prepare our students to thrive in the 21st century. We can prepare our graduates to make a difference.
Former Head of School Darryl J. Ford unveiled the new Strategic Vision in March 2012 and, in May 2016, presented a four-year progress report on work administrators and teachers have done to implement that vision.
Our plan for Penn Charter's future is organized around six goals, each with a set of strategies.
The Class of 2022 joined William A. Graham IV OPC '58 in front of the Graham Athletics & Wellness Center — the Graham for short — for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting marking the official opening of the new building. Cheers from students and teachers rose into the clear blue sky as they thanked Bill Graham for his gift that made the building possible. In a brief video message shown to students Friday morning, Frances Graham, his wife, predicted that students will enjoy the building so much they won't want to leave it.
The How Far? Campaign surpassed its original fundraising goal, and in December 2020 a new target of $125 million was approved by Penn Charter's Board to move the school through the final phase of its campus transformation. Watch the campaign update video.
On a beautiful October morning, the PC community celebrated the next phase of its campus transformation with a ceremonial groundbreaking for the William A. Graham IV OPC '58 Athletics & Wellness Center. Highlights from the day included a virtual tour of the building, our students "passing the shovel" and Bill Graham talking about his own Penn Charter experience.
The PC community celebrated former coaches Palaia, Brown and Mellor, and their players, in a ceremony prior to the first game on the new Ralph F. Palaia Field. The day marked a milestone: completion of the first of three projects in a campus transformation. Details.
In November, members of the PC community gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking on the site of the new baseball facility, the linchpin in Penn Charter's campus transformation.
Work begins on the linchpin of the campus transformation: the construction of a new baseball field on Strawbridge Campus.
Preserving Our Landmark Buildings
Jeanne Donovan Fisher's endowed gift will protect and maintain the Richard B. Fisher Middle School in perpetuity.
PC Announces Land Purchase
PC purchases School House Lane Property
Spaces: Perrott Field Resurfaced, Rededicated
Maguire Stadium Field Dedicated
Maguire Field advances Penn Charter's Strategic Vision to develop space and facilities that support excellence in every aspect of the Penn Charter program.
PC completes installation of a new eight-lane track with premium surface and announces new coaching structure.
Dedication of Blaine A. Steinberg OPC '11 Center for Fitness and Performance highlights PC/GA Day.
IdeaLabs, first for Middle School and Upper School, and then for Lower School, provide space and tools for students to create, collaborate and innovate through project-based learning.
New Center, New Fitness Program
Penn Charter's strength and conditioning program provides students with access to state-of-the-art training facilities and expert fitness instruction.
Overseers Approve Strategic Vision
"Educating Students to Live Lives that Make a Difference" is the overarching goal of Strategic Vision for the future of Penn Charter.
The Beginning: A Strategic Plan
Penn Charter engages in intensive effort to develop a new strategic plan; OPCs, parents, students and faculty involved.
The Melchiorre family takes the lead to endow the Grace Fund.
Philanthropy at PC is thriving because it engages a large and representative cross-section of the community.
Watch a video with new renderings, hear updates on the How Far? campaign.
The Class of 1970 returned to campus in October to belatedly celebrate its 50th reunion and dedicate a new space in the Graham.
The William A. Graham IV OPC ’58 Athletics & Wellness Center is a vibrant 88,000-square-foot facility that amplifies athletics and wellness.
The Roberts family gives Joe Fitzmartin the surprise of a lifetime.
Penn Charter welcomed families and friends to the Graham this fall to dedicate spaces in the building in honor and memory of OPCs and loved ones.
Penn Charter's tax-credit program facilitates impactful giving.
Penn Charter acted quickly to develop a plan to keep our community whole during the covid-19 pandemic.
Penn Charter’s singular investment of time, resources and attention to the How Far? campaign is paying off.
Over the life of the transformative How Far? campaign, the Penn Charter Annual Fund has risen to meet and even exceed expectations.
The Somers Science Room in PC's new Lower School will be a space for curiosity and hands-on learning.
James M. Arrison III OPC ’60 joins the Pinehurst Society with a gift that provides multiple benefits.
This year, two OPC classes announced major collaborative gifts to the How Far? campaign that will directly support Penn Charter’s campus transformation.
Jacob A. Shipon's three children and eight grandchildren name the new athletic training space in his memory.