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Green Woods Charter School

PHONE: +1(215) 482-6337 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Citywide GRADES: K-8 ENROLLMENT: 676

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    Mrs. Debra Durso

  • Phone Number

    +1(215) 482-6337

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  • SEPTA Routes

    Bus (9, 27)

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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

We are proud to serve Philadelphia students at our campus in the Roxborough section of the city. Our multi-acre outdoor learning laboratory consists of a pond, stream, and wetlands giving students the opportunity to play an active role in solving issues that affect them, their communities, and the environment.

Green Woods Charter School was recognized as an Eco-School USA in 2018, and in 2023 received the Silver Award. 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.

Admissions Policy

Green Woods Charter School, through its annual lottery, is required to offer admission to at least 75% of its new students from the 19127, 19128, 19129, and 19144 zip codes. Applications are accepted through Apply Philly Charter..

Accreditations and Honors

Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 Charter Schools in the city of Philadelphia!

2023 - ECO Schools USA Silver Award for exceptional achievement in educating for sustainability
2022 - ECO Schools USA Bronze Award for exceptional achievement in educating for sustainability
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

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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