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Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School (CAP)

PHONE: (215) 533-6700 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Citywide GRADES: K-12 ENROLLMENT: 1221

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Mr. Anthony Richichi

  • Phone Number

    (215) 533-6700

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    Juniata Park

  • SEPTA Routes

    MFL (Tioga), Bus (56)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Tuition

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  • Extended Day


Our mission is to effectively serve urban youth in search of a positive school experience in a supportive environment. CAP is dedicated to offering a quality education while also responding to the non-academic student issues that can have a significant impact on academic and overall emotional/social functioning. We aim to be responsive to students' academic, social and emotional needs so that they may graduate from high school, attend higher education or trade school and become productive members of the community.


Students are challenged to explore their personal and academic potential, and to internalize personal responsibility for choices and actions. Teachers encourage students to have high standards, be creative, and to be innovative in their thinking and work. CAP staff work to foster success for students and push themselves to be more than they though was possible. All staff strive to create a school environment that supports positive attitudes and is free from violence, abuse and intimidation.

Points Of Pride

CAP has successfully been educating students from Philadelphia for 43 years. The school offers Ten AP classes: Art, Calculus, Psychology, Politics and Government, Technology, English Literature, English Composition, Statistics, Human Geography, and Spanish. CAP also has a culinary arts program that culminates in receiving a food handler licensure and applied math and science courses for technical skills.

2022 received almost $2.7 million in scholarships and grants. Eight students from the class received full four-year scholarships to universities, including Drexel University, La Salle University, Villanova and Lehigh.

CAP's students demonstrate high levels of success. Our high school's Latin Dance Group has come in second three times at the Puerto Rican Day Parade. The Chess team has highly performed in state competitions and performed in national ranking competitions. Our elementary school came in third place in the citywide Dancing Classrooms Philly competition.

Our HS Envirothon team represented Philadelphia County in the state Envirothon competition. The elementary school Reading Olympics teams both won blue ribbons at the citywide Philadelphia Reading Olympics reading competition for the 8th straight year.

We have Experiential Education Classes that culminate in an overseas experiences as well as partnership with North Carolina Outward Bound.

CAP has a full music and art program that spans all grades from K-12

Admissions Policy

Applications for the 2023-2024 school year will open October 15, 2022. The deadline for application is January 31st.

You are welcome to download an application from our website or pick one up from our main lobby from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Accreditations and Honors

CAP has been accredited K-12 by the Middle States Association of Colleges and school since 1995. --HACU Member, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tues7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thur7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat -

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