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Green Woods Charter School

PHONE: (215) 482-6337 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Citywide GRADES: K-8 ENROLLMENT: 674

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  • Principal

    Mrs. Debra Durso

  • Phone Number

    (215) 482-6337

  • Website

  • Neighborhood


  • SEPTA Routes

    Bus (9, 27)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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To nurture our students as knowledgeable and conscientious investigators by fostering a keen understanding of their interdependence of and our impact on our local and global existence; creating active young stewards of the natural world. 

Points Of Pride

In January 2014 we moved into a new, 60,000 square foot school with a multi-acre outdoor learning laboratory consisting of a pond, streams, wetlands, and more! 

Green Woods Charter School was recognized as an Eco-School USA in 2018. Eco‐Schools USA is a nationwide program that engages Pre K‐12 school students, faculty, administrators and community volunteers in a comprehensive, environment‐based program to improve student environmental literacy and skills. Inside and outside the classroom, students gain 21st Century skills taking an active role in solving issues that affect them, their communities, and the environment.

Admissions Policy

Open to all students who live in Philadelphia. If there are more applications than available seats, a lottery will be held. The school’s enrollment policy gives priority to the following groups in this order: Sibling attending, Parent is staff member, Lives in Cook-Wiss Catchment Area, Dobson Catchment Area, Mifflin Catchment Area, or Shawmont Catchment Area, Lives in Philadelphia, Out-of-district PA resident

Accreditations and Honors

Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 Charter School in the city of Philadelphia.
2018 - ECO-Schools USA recognition by the National Wildlife Federation
2014 - Awarded National Recognition as a Model EIC School.
2013 - State School Performance Profile of 89.5 making Green Woods a top tiered charter school among all charters in the state of Pennsylvania.
2012 Ranked #1 - Highest School Performance -Rating by the School District of Philadelphia
2011 Named a "Top City School" by Philadelphia Magazine
2009 Social Studies Program of the Year Award
2008 Finalist Philadelphia Sustainability Award
2007 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence
2006 PDE Exemplary School for Environmental Education Award
Achieved AYP 10 Consecutive Years!

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tues8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wed8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thur8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Fri8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sat -

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