The mission of Building 21 is to empower networks of learners to discover their passion, connect with their purpose, and build agency to affect their world.
Points Of Pride
Experiential Learning: Building 21 students have the opportunity to explore their passions and interests through a number of partnerships with members of the local and citywide communities.
Our current industry partners include: Eat.Right.Now, Immersive XR, Jevs Human Services, Vetri Community Partnership, Sterling Baltimore, SMP Architects, Sean Tate, Penn State Extension
Our higher education partners include: Drexel University, LaSalle University, Orleans Technical College, Penn State University, Temple University, Villanova University, The University of the Arts, Community College of Philadelphia.
Other Points of Pride
- Number of students attending school 95% or more increased 16%.
- Number of students with ZERO out of school suspensions increased 7%.
- Parent participation in SDP survey increased 16% from previous year.
- Graduated our first senior class. 84% graduation rate
Admission is through a lottery based on space availability
Accreditations and Honors
Hours of Operation
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|Mon||8:15 AM - 3:15 PM|
|Tues||8:15 AM - 3:15 PM|
|Wed||8:15 AM - 1:30 PM|
|Thur||8:15 AM - 3:15 PM|
|Fri||8:15 AM - 3:15 PM|
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Extended Programming Details
Raw data measures student performance on standardized tests. Not all schools take the same standardized tests. Direct comparisons between different tests should not be made.
Building a healthy community is an important part of ensuring a safe learning environment. At Building 21, we understand that creating this community will require intentional planning and practice. In an effort to create the environment that we envision, Building 21 students and staff will devote 3.5 hours a week to our advisory model. Advisories will serve as safe spaces for students to reflect on personal mastery, team building, and short- and long-term graduation goals. At Building 21, we believe relationships are the core of our work and we are dedicated to the use of Restorative Practices in every aspect of our school including the work that we do with students, teachers and families. How is the rating for School Incidents calculated? This rating represents the reportable incident count per 100 students. Reported suspensions and expulsions are not factored into the rating for School Incidents. Learn more about GPS ratings methodology here.
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This data reflects the total number of incidents, suspensions, and expulsions per 100 students reported by the school to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. To view a reportable incident report for a particular public school, see the Pennsylvania Safe Schools Reports
. Data for private schools are derived from similar reports submitted directly to GreatPhillySchools.