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Fall is School Selection in Philadelphia

Follow these deadlines and information below to apply to your selected schools today!

The application for scholarships provided by the Childrens Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) opens. Find the scholarship application, and contact CSFP with questions about eligibility, renewal, and 160+ partner schools.

Apply to most Philadelphia charter schools for admissions lotteries for September 2022 at Apply Philly Charter.

Apply to public District schools for admission in September 2022 through the school district’s School Selection process. Students in K-12 can choose to apply to neighborhood schools and the criteria based city-wide and special admission schools. 

To increase your chances of being selected, apply before this deadline for consideration in CSFP’s December and March lottery. Find CSFP scholarship applications.

The deadline for submitting an application to School District of Philadelphia schools for admission September 2022. 

Deadline for finanical aid applications for most Private and Parochial Schools. It’s also best to complete the admissions applications for archdiocese schools by December 31.

The deadline for submitting an Apply Philly Charter application to included in schools lotteries held in Feburary. You can apply after the deadline. If a school has space available, applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For schools that do not have space available, applicants will be placed on a waitlist.

Pre-K Registration: PHLpreK is available to 3 and 4 year old children who reside in the City of Philadelphia. School-based PreK, Pre-K Counts, Bright Futures, and Head Start are also free preschool programs in the city of Philadelphia open to eligible families. Read Applying to Pre-K Counts, Head Start & Bright Futures for more information and to apply.

Kindergarten Registration: Students who are 5 on or before September 1st, are eligible to register for Kindergarten at their neighborhood school. To apply, you can now complete the process entirely online. For information about registration in your neighborhood school visit Thrive at Five. Learn more about your kindergarten options and registration.

Renaissance Charter School Applications: Register at your neighborhood Renaissance charter school for enrollment. Submit an application through applyphillycharter.org and the school will contact you with details to register and enroll.

To find a school or early childhood center near you, check out our Find a School tool.

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