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The Workshop School

PHONE: (215) 400-7730 SCHOOL TYPE: Public District Citywide GRADES: 9-12 ENROLLMENT: 216

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Simon Hauger

  • Phone Number

    (215) 400-7730

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    Walnut Hill

  • SEPTA Routes

    MFL (46th Street), Bus (21, 42, 64)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Application Deadline

    2022-11-04

  • Tuition

  • Uniform

    Yes

  • Extended Day

Mission

The Workshop School is built on two big ideas. First, high school should teach the skills students need most to succeed in college, career, and community. We need to focus less on facts and test scores and more on problem solving, collaboration, planning and goal setting, networking, project management and self-awareness. And, second, the students who need these skills most are the ones schools (and society) have been failing for decades.

Equipping students with the skills they need most demands two things: authentic learning experiences and a close-knit, supportive community where students feel trusted and valued. For us, this means emphasizing project based learning, internships, strong community partnerships and dual enrollment programs. It also means focusing on community first, supporting students in and outside of school, and going deep on restorative practices.

Points Of Pride

We have a 94% attendance rate, 93% graduation rate, and a college acceptance rate over 90%! Workshop students come to school and graduate prepared for their future! All of our 11th graders complete internships (in a wide range of fields), and almost half of our 11th and 12th graders complete college courses at CCP or Drexel.

Last year, our students designed Escape Rooms, ran a public symposium on mass incarceration, entered robotics competitions, built a recording studio, wrote culturally relevant children's books, built furniture for a local high school, learned how to grow and cook healthy food, shot and produced digital memoirs, created and pitched nonprofit business plans, and repaired donated cars to graduates of Youthbuild Charter School.

Admissions Policy

Admission is through a lottery based on space availability

Accreditations and Honors

Our project-based approach has received national recognition including being honored by President Obama at the White House. See our media archive for details.

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon8:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Tues8:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Wed8:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Thur8:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Fri8:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Sat -

Extended Programming Details

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