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Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School

PHONE: (215) 729-1939 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Citywide GRADES: K-8 ENROLLMENT: 739

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Ms. Leigh Purnell

  • Phone Number

    (215) 729-1939

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    Cobbs Creek

  • SEPTA Routes

    Trolley (11, 36)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Tuition

  • Uniform


  • Extended Day

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Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School (SLACS) will develop leaders by empowering scholars to change the factors that define their reality. Students will develop the leadership skills necessary to drive complete community rejuvenation in Southwest Philadelphia. In developing these skills, students will cultivate an array of leadership components that they can apply to community change on a global scale.

Points Of Pride

Providing a unique educational program that offers rigorous and research-based academic instruction. Implementing a Leadership Curriculum, unique to SLACS, that will develop leadership skills essential to enacting change. Adopting a single-gender education model and implementing effective research-based practices and strategies that align with this model. SLACS teachers are highly qualified and held to the highest instructional standard, as set by the Instructional Leader.

Admissions Policy

Accreditations and Honors

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tues6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thur6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat -

Extended Programming Details

Entrance Instructions

K-2 6901 Woodland Avenue (Entrance on Larry Street) 3-8 7101 Paschall Avenue