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Russell Byers Charter School

PHONE: +1(215) 972-1700 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Citywide GRADES: Pre-K (3-4 years old)-8 ENROLLMENT: 699

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Corey Turkish

  • Phone Number

    +1(215) 972-1700

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    Logan Square

  • SEPTA Routes

    Bus (33, 38, 42), Trolley (10, 11, 13, 34, 36), RR (Suburban Station)

  • Preschool/Daycare


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  • Tuition


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  • Extended Day

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The Russell Byers Charter School provides students roots in a safe, stimulating environment with a rigorous education grounded in Expeditionary Learning. Our students take responsibility for their learning to become powerful communicators, creative problem solvers and compassionate, engaged citizens. Russell Byers students develop wings to succeed in selective schools and embrace a love of learning.

Points Of Pride

1. Early Learning: Our students start at age 4 - for the full day!
2. Expeditionary Learning: Our kids learn by doing and teamwork - they're part of a "crew."
3. The Whole Child: We take joy seriously--music, art, dance, Spanish, physical education and chess are all part of a RBCS education.
4. Partnerships: Philadelphia is our classroom--over 25 incredible institutions and organizations are our teachers.
5. Ours for Life: We support our students for life - to college and career with a college counselor!

Admissions Policy

Interested families must submit an application to the school, via applyphillycharter.org beginning on September 28th. Families must be Philadelphia residents and live in Philadelphia County. If there are more applications than available seats, a public lottery will be held.

Accreditations and Honors

AYP - 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004; City Council Citation - 2011, 2004---RBCS has been the only Expeditionary Learning school in the state of Pennsylvania for the past 12 years. In 2013, we were ranked in PennCAN's Top Ten Schools in Pennsylvania under the category, "Black Student Performance."

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