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Inquiry Charter School

PHONE: (215) 823-5541 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Citywide GRADES: Pre-K (3-4 years old)-5 ENROLLMENT: 264

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Ms. Claire Cohen

  • Phone Number

    (215) 823-5541

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    West Parkside

  • SEPTA Routes

    Bus (38, 40, 43, 64), Trolley (10, 15)

  • Preschool/Daycare


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  • Application Deadline


  • Tuition

  • Uniform


  • Extended Day

    Before Care;After Care

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To educate all students in methods that encourage creativity, support problem solving and produce lifelong learners. We believe that how one learns is as important as what one learns. At Inquiry Charter School, we believe that all students, teachers and community members are learners. We hold the values of curiosity, generosity and growth.

Points Of Pride

  1. A strong academic program beginning at age 4.5 with a cross curricular approach to instruction offering technology, art, music, dance and gym.
  2. A science curriculum with makerspace materials, thematic learning and Fairmount Park as an outdoor classroom.
  3. A safe and nurturing school environment using the Responsive Classroom framework and other best practices of social emotional learning.
  4. Outdoor play space, student gardens and fieldtrips for all students.
  5. A strong school community with weekly school wide meetings, theme days and joyful events throughout the year.

Admissions Policy

For the 2024-2025 school year, the enrollment period and admission policy will follow the guidelines set forth by Apply Philly Charter. Additional information can be found on our website.

Accreditations and Honors

Hours of Operation

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

Extended Programming Details

Entrance Instructions