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Green Woods CS

Charter | K-8 | 460 students

We are best known for our award-winning curriculum and outdoor learning.

 

Living in Philadelphia

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $210,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,040.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
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4 stars

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Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted September 17, 2009

Small classes, attentive teachers, good transportation, a safe environment, a solid and innovative curriculum, and a challenge to our little girl when she needs it. After struggling with a public school in Germantown and transportation issues at a prior charter school, Green Woods has finally made us comfortable with our little girl's education. (Note: classes run through the 8th grade, not 7th; our girl is in 7th grade and in her second year at Green Woods.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

We feel very fortunate that our children will be learning in such a unique environment. I love how they get to experience nature in part of their daily studies. The teachers and staff are caring and treat children and parents with respect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The environmental focus is outstanding, parents are very supportive, and the teachers are creative and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Green woods is an incredible community of people working together to give our kids the best education. Green woods environmental component is an incredible learning experience for our children and future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

This school provides an incredible education in a unique learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I love Green Woods Charter School because our children are not only getting a great education, but also learning to help our enviroment for the near and far future. I also think it is a true fortune that the school is in the heart of a very respected nature center and share the 500 acres of land to assist in their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Green Woods is a unique school. Judging by its incredibly green surroundings, it's hard to believe the school is located in one of the largest cities in the nation. Nestled amid 300 acres of woods, the school takes advantage of it by offering an environment-centered, hands-on curriculum. Its unique approach to learning produces results that rival that of the city's leading private schools. The dedicated staff, small classrooms and makes the school a true gem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Green Woods is a unique school that is situated on several hundred acres at the Schuykyll Valley Nature Center. The teachers are dedicated and always go the extra mile or two or ten. My son has really flourished here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The faculty is amazing and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I have a nephew that attends the school and I can see that he really enjoys the atomsphere and the experiences that he is learning from Green Woods. It is in a great location and comfortable size for younger kids.


Posted September 17, 2009

Green Woods is a public school with a private school feel. The Teachers and Staff are all skilled, talented, professional and dedicated to assuring that each child is provided with the highest level of education. The fact that the school is located on the grounds of the schuylkill center is an added bonus that allows the children to learn, develop and explore using our environment as a base to build upon. With this great exposure to nature through studing science I expect one day a student from Green Woods will help to solve some of our environmental problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Green Woods Charter is located in Philadelphia inside the Schuylkill Center for Environmentl Education, a nature center inside the city. Green Woods' curriculum is centered around environmental education. The students get to hike in the woods every day and all academic activities relate back to environmental issues. GWCS has won numerous awards & recognitions for our curriculum and innovative approach to education that not only engages students, but teaches them to be good stewards for the earth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Greenwoods Charter is a wonderful, close nit family school. It teaches students about nature as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Green Woods is the most spectacular school that I have had the pleasure of experiencing. The staff is terrific; the GWCS community is dedicated to arm our students with the knowledge of how Nature is a part of everything that we do and that we are. They integrate learning in such a way that the students do not even feel as if they are learning. GWCS really prepares the student for the world and also shows them ways that they can help improve their surrounding and their world. By the way - I don't think 5 stars is enough!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Green woods is a great place to teach! The staff is wonderful and supportive, and works harder than anyone can imagine. The students are eager and energetic learners who continue to impress us with their abilities and skills. We are a lucky group in a wonderful community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2009

Still very new, but all of the people that are associated with Green Woods Charter School have been wondedrful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Green Woods Charter School teaches children to care for our world through learning by doing in the middle of an urban environmental center. I am peoud to be part of this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2009

I love that my children will learn and play in the middle of the woods, yet it is still 'in the city'. What a great learning enviornment! The teachers are passionate about their job and the students. We are fortunate to be part of such a unique community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

GWCS is environmentally friendly and teaches both staff and students to respect our planet
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My children were heartbroken when we told them they had to go to a new school.Within 2 weeks they were saying how awesome their new school was. I also like the fact that I get to participate actively in school activities, personally I like to be the lunch/recess Dad.There I get a good chance to see how my kids interact with the other students. I also love the school being in the middle of the woods even though it's in a big city like Philly.
—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.

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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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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96%

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96%

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88%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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67%

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80%

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Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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71%

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64%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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82%

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83%

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74%

2009

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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88%

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74%

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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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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83%

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75%

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78%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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84%

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64%

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85%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

24 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%

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 76% in 2012.

21 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
94%
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
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Asiann/a
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Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female82%
Male93%
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Asiann/a
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Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students96%
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Femalen/a
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students96%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students68%
Female57%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
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Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female79%
Malen/a
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Asiann/a
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White84%
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Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female79%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students83%
Female91%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female100%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students83%
Female91%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students91%
Femalen/a
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Femalen/a
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
Femalen/a
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Femalen/a
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 71%
Black 13% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 44%N/A49%
Male 56%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students 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)
Robotics/Technology 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 Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Social Studies Program of the Year Award (2009)
  • School Performance Rating of #1 (2012)
  • Top School Award - Philadelphia Magazine (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
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
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:10 am
School end time
  • 3:20pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Jean Wallace, CEO
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (215) 482-9135

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Outdoor / Farm-based
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
  • Using the environment as a focus
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Environmental
  • Science
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(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)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Full Inclusion
  • Mentoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Academy of Natural Sciences
  • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
  • Friends of Pretzel Part
  • Schuylkill River Network
  • Welcoming Center
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Sports

Boys sports
  • New facility will have sports
Girls sports
  • New facility will have sports

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Peer Mediation
  • Student Leadership
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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
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Our students do extremely well in standardized tests & outperform state averages. 4th grade students consistently score in the top 1% in Science. We have an exceptional team of dedicated teachers & very supportive parents! After close to doubling our student enrollment for 2012-2013 we moved, temporarily, into two stately schools in historic Manayunk. In 2013 we will move into our brand new 60,000 square foot school with a multi-acre outdoor learning laboratory.
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1 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
45
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
1000
Students typically come from these schools
Most students come from various Pre-K programs

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Central High School
Science Leadership Academy
Saul H.S. for Agricultural Sciences
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119 Rector Street (moving to 468 Domino Lane)
Philadelphia, PA 19128
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Phone: (215) 482-6337

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