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Science Leadership Academy

PHONE: (215) 400-7830 SCHOOL TYPE: Public District Special Admit GRADES: 9-12 ENROLLMENT: 499

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Mr. Chris Lehmann

  • Phone Number

    (215) 400-7830

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    Spring Garden

  • SEPTA Routes

    BSL (Fairmount, Spring Garden), Bus (2, 4, 16, 61)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Application Deadline

    2021-11-21

  • Tuition

  • Uniform

    No Data Reported

  • Extended Day

  • Graduation Rate

    98%

Mission

SLA provides a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship. Students at SLA learn in a technology-infused, project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized in all classes.

Points Of Pride

SLA is the National Dell Computing Center for Excellence in Educational Technology. A leader in the national School 2.0 movement, SLA provides a vigorous, inquiry-driven and project based approach to learning. Students at SLA learn in a technology-rich, project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized in all classes.

SLA's modern approach to school has been showcased by many local and national publications including Edutopia Magazine, EducationWeek and PBS NewsHour. The Class of 2020 received over $3 million in college financial aid. The CTE Engineering program has worked with the Easter Seals, Engineers without Borders and many other organizations to develop tools to improve the lives of people all over the world. The CTE Digital Video program has been recognized nationally for their student films. With a robust extra-curricular life, SLA features award-winning journalism, debate and robotics programs and 22 sports teams - including our Girls Volleyball, Cross Country, Track, Girls and Boys Ultimate, and Baseball teams who have all made the State Championships in the past two years. 

Admissions Policy

Students must meet specific grades (A's, B's and one C) and attendance marks (95%).

Accreditations and Honors

Named as one of "Ten Most Amazing Schools" by Ladies Home Journal in August 2010; featured in the PBS documentary, Digital Media: New Learners for the 21st Century; Apple Distinguished School: 2009-2013; 2011 city debate champions; featured in 2012 Philadelphia Magazine as "One of the Best Schools in Philadelphia." Named the Dell Center of Excellence in Learning in 2013. Named as a "Breaking Ranks" School by the National Association of Secondary School Principals in 2015.

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon8:15 AM - 3:45 PM
Tues8:15 AM - 3:00 PM
Wed8:15 AM - 3:00 PM
Thur8:15 AM - 3:45 PM
Fri8:15 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat -

Extended Programming Details

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