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Christopher Columbus CS

Charter | K-8 | 805 students

CCCS is best know for a challenging curriculum and safe environment.

 

Living in Philadelphia

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $285,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,030.

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Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 23 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted October 24, 2013

I am currently in 7th grade at CCCS. I have been in this school since Kindergarten. I am already starting to be sad that I will need to move on for high school. I have had amazing teachers and support during my years here. I feel lucky to be a part of this school. I hope to come back visit when I move on to high school.


Posted October 24, 2013

I began my teaching career as a substitute teacher working for the school. Immediately, I was embraced by the administration and faculty. I served as a substitute teacher and eventually landed a fulltime position. The teacher turnover rate is very seldom, so I immediately accepted the position and have never looked back. I have been teaching at CCCS for several years. The administration is beyond supportive and caring. The staff, faculty, parents, and students are like one big happy family. The members of the school encourage parental involvement through yearly events, such as annual Basket Bingo, Penny Party, and holiday and spring concerts. We organize school projects for the students and local community, such as the Philabundance food drive, Red Cross Relief funds, St. Jude Research Hospital, Pennies for Patients Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Alex s Lemonade Stand, and volunteer at our local senior center. All members of the school are active stakeholders that contribute in their very own way.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 24, 2013

I have worked at several schools in my teaching career starting in the Harrisburg area and eventually working here in the Philadelphia area. I LOVE IT. I couldn't ask for a more warm and inviting environment. I appreciate being able to have the time and resources to get into the things kinds love most and explore new worlds through the Literature, Math, Science and Social Studies! I think our program is 1st rate! I think the testament for me is the number of students who come back after they graduate and say those two words that help us know we helped them grow into the amazing people we believed them to be! "THANK YOU" is all the reward I need for the hard work. We appreciate the support of students, family, and staff to make this place the special place that it is.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 24, 2013

I'm very proud to work at CCCS. The children are a joy to work with. Our school works very hard to instill good citizenship, and it shows when kids walk in my room. Our teachers work together to communicate and create the best possible school experience we can for our students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 10, 2013

My daughter just started at CCCS this year (5th Grade) and wow what a difference already! She has adjusted better and faster than I thought she would. I couldn't be happier with my decision to move her from public to charter and CCCS in particular.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

CCCS is an amazing school. OUr children are in 7th and 6th grades and have been in CCCS since Kindergarten. The administration, faculty and staff truly care about the well being of the students. We have never regretted our choice to send our children to this school. We wish that the school had an associated high school and will truly miss the CCCS family when our children move on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

CCCS is fantastic educational institution. Their teachers are high qualified. They have various teaching styles and meet the needs of their students through differentiation. The administration is very approachable and care deeply about the children who attend there. I am proud to be a parent of a CCCS student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

I'm a proud patent of two boys at CCCS. CCCS has excellent teachers and administrative staff who care deeply about the children at the school. There are lots of different ways for parents to get involved in school activities, even for those parents who work full time outside of the home. My kids are getting an excellent education at CCCS and they are at the top of their class academically and socially. I feel blessed to have my kids enrolled in such a great school in the city of Philadelphia.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

We have been very fortunate to have found this school for our son. He did not start at CCCS but he transferred there several years ago and I witnessed a different approach to his studies in a very brief time. The teachers sparked a new interest in his academics and as a result he is always brimming with new ideas. We have had discussions with teachers and staff and they are always ready to advise us on matters pertaining to our son. There has never been a time when someone is too busy to respond. During these very difficult times for the school system in Philly, the choice to send our son to CCCS was a most opportune event for our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

I've been at CCCS for eight years and I've never been unhappy with it. I think it is a safe learning environment and I love it. I know that it is an excellent school and I am a student and I can say that there is really nothing about it that is bad or anything. Every single year I've been there it has gotten better and better and I know it will keep getting better even after I graduate. The teachers and the staff are highly trained and are very capable of teaching the students. I know since it's such a great school that many kids want to go here and I'm very lucky and happy I do.


Posted August 22, 2013

Cccs is an amazing school! My daughter now going into 2nd grade has excelled in her school work because of the hard work from her teachers and staff. The staff at our school is amazing they are always involved in all aspects of my child. My daughter has struggled with her reading in the past but with the help of her teacher and her teacher telling me how to help my child she is an avid reader. My daughter enjoys going to school and having a wonderful staff to greet us everyday makes it so much more pleasant! I wouldn't have it any other way CCCS is the school for me and the education taught there speaks for itself!! We are blessed to be apart of this community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

I'm so proud to call CCCS my daughters school. The education she is receiving is beyond what I thought it would be. The staff is amazing as well as the other students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

CCCS is truly an amazing-breathe-of-fresh-air of a school. Honestly, I couldn't have imagined a better school for my daughter, who has been a student there since kindergarten and is now entering 6th grade. Every staff/faculty member from the Principle to the Teachers Aides go out of their way for each and ever student, as far or as deep as individually required. Their curriculum is outstanding and their teachers are all top notch, they wouldn't have it any other way. They lovingly push every student to be the best them that they can be, and to never settle for less than their best. It is an all around outstanding school and environment for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

As a self-described over-protective parent, I could not be more pleased with the fact that my daughter attends CCCS. She started Kindergarten last year after never having gone to even a Pre-K program. The teachers and staff were beyond welcoming and made me feel 100% comfortable with her day-to-day. I've read older reviews that state there is a lack of parental involvement. I could not disagree more. There are plenty of opportunities for parents to participate. As a parent who didn't want to go the Catholic route and was terrified of a city public school, CCCS is absolutely the best of both worlds. The classes are just the right size and the diversity of my daughter's class was amazing. There's only a few weeks left until school starts and she cannot wait!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2013

As I'm about to enter into my Senior year of High School, the only people I can thank are my parents and the amazing staff and teachers of Christopher Columbus Charter School. CCCS really prepared me for my years that I've spent at Central High School. I remember being the only student in my Freshman english class that knew about grammar rules; and, I owe that all to the great teachers that I had during my K-8 years at CCCS. As I go into this next and last year of High School, and even into college, I'll never forget the fundamentals that CCCS has taught me, and not only the scholastic fundamentals, but also the fundamentals of having good citizenship inside and outside the classroom. So, to all the the staff and teachers, thank you.


Posted August 9, 2013

My daughter is going into second grade this year at CCCS and my son will be starting Kindergarten. I have had nothing but good experiences with this school. My daughter loves it and the teachers are great. Very excited for my son to start this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

Christopher Columbus Charter School was an awesome choice in schools for my children. They offer a great education from a faculty that is caring, educated, and most importantly informed. They have a wide variety of sports, instruments, clubs, and after school programs. The teachers are hand picked for each grade. They set a fantastic foundation for my children to work independently. They teach them to be leaders and to be active. The curriculum has prepared my children to score well on their PSSA testing allowing them to get into the best high schools in Philadelphia. I couldn't have made a better decision. The principal wants nothing but the best and does everything in her power to receive whatever it is, she needs for the school. She has only the best interest of the school and children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

My children transferred to CCCS in 5th & 7th grades and I wish I made the choice sooner. My son recently graduated in June 2013 and my daughter is starting 7th grade. I highly recommend CCCS for having excellent teachers, staff and programs that prepare my children for their future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

CCCS is a Fantastic elementary and Middle School. As an alum I can say that this school was the best place my mom could have placed me. CCCS prepared me for high school I went on to Girls High with a 3.7GPA and went to College and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree and honors. CCCS put me on the path of success. Such a great school and if I had kids I'd send them there without a doubt in my mind. Fantastic Staff and Faculty.


Posted August 4, 2013

my daughter started kindergarten last year... i think the school is excellent..i am pleased with the education..
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
82%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
68%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
66%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
91%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students68%
Female72%
Male65%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female77%
Male53%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students70%
Female65%
Male78%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female65%
Male66%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female83%
Male67%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students34%
Female29%
Male39%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female48%
Male54%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female72%
Male64%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students57%
Female49%
Male68%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female59%
Male70%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
Female81%
Male92%
Black74%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
Black81%
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students71%
Female62%
Male80%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female47%
Male60%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Black96%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 71%
Black 31% 15%
Asian 9% 3%
Hispanic 6% 8%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • AYP from state (2012)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • St. Jude Mathathon (2012)
  • Red Cross Acknowledgement (2012)
  • Local community service to various agencies (2012)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Arts and crafts
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Sewing/knitting club

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Clubs
  • Forensics club
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ms Rosemary Dougherty
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (215) 389-3732

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
  • Title 1 School. SWP
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Music
  • Special education
  • Technology
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Drexel University
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Forensics club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Science club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Thank you for entrusting your children to our care.
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2 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
70
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
462
Students typically come from these schools
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
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South Building / North Building
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Phone: (215) 389-6000

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