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Universal Institute Charter School

PHONE: (267) 764-1626 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Citywide GRADES: K-8 ENROLLMENT: 574

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

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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

Open to all students who live in Philadelphia. If there are more applications than available seats, a lottery will be held. The school’s enrollment policy gives priority to the following groups in this order: Sibling attending, Lives in Philadelphia, Out-of-district PA resident.

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

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