We are aware of technical issues relating to our School Search and potentially other areas on our website and are working on a resolution. If you are not able to view the information you are seeking on our site, please check back again later today. Thank you for your patience!


Universal Institute Charter School

PHONE: (267) 764-1626 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Citywide GRADES: K-8 ENROLLMENT: 647

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Mr. Jeffrey Williams

  • Phone Number

    (267) 764-1626

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    South Philadelphia

  • SEPTA Routes

    BSL (Lombard-South), Bus (2, 4, 27, 32)

  • Preschool/Daycare

Apply Now
  • Application Deadline


  • Tuition

  • Uniform


  • Extended Day

    After Care

  • Graduation Rate

School Logo School exterior School classroom A picture of the school 1 A picture of the school 2


The mission of Universal Institute Charter School is to provide a School to Career Academic Program that emphasizes self-suffiency, civic responsibility, and problem solving. The educational program utilizes community resources within the school's immediate neiborhood through a variety of before, during, and after school partnerships with families, businesses, social agencies, civic groups and community organizations to enhance the academic program and support students and their families.

Points Of Pride

Diverse student population. Outstanding academic achievement. Highly motivated and qualified staff. Extremely supportive educational management organization.

Admissions Policy

Students are welcome to apply for admissions for grades K-4 through Apply Philly Charter for the 2019-20 school year. Students are selected for admissions based on a lottery held in the spring, prior to each academic year. Students not selected for admissions are placed on a waiting list.

Accreditations and Honors

UICS is recognized for attaining AYP for the past seven years (2005-2012).

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon6:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Tues6:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Wed6:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Thur6:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Fri6:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Sat -

Extended Programming Details

Entrance Instructions