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Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School

PHONE: (215) 400-7400 SCHOOL TYPE: Public District Neighborhood GRADES: 9-12 ENROLLMENT: 494

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Ms. Patricia McDermott

  • Phone Number

    (215) 400-7400

  • Website

  • Neighborhood


  • SEPTA Routes

    MFL (Berks), Bus (3, 5, 25)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Application Deadline


  • Tuition

  • Uniform


  • Extended Day


Our mission is to provide our students with a rigorous academic program and comprehensive educational experiences in a safe, supportive learning environment, which will prepare students for postsecondary studies, careers and opportunities in the fields of the expressive arts.

Points Of Pride

Kensington CAPA is a participant in the Philadelphia Postsecondary Success Program, which supports a college- and career-going environment. We offer a rigorous film and cinematography program and a commercial art and graphic design program (certified CTE programs). Students can graduate from these programs with certifications that allow them to enter the industry upon graduation.

Admissions Policy

Serves students from catchment area. Students from outside catchment are selected in the lottery.

Accreditations and Honors

LEEDS (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum High School, 2011; AYP, 2011; Blue Ribbon Commission, 2011

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Tues7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wed7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thur7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Fri7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Sat -

Extended Programming Details

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