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William Penn Charter School

PHONE: (215) 844-3460 SCHOOL TYPE: Private Independent GRADES: Pre-K (3-4 years old)-12 ENROLLMENT: 947

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    Before Care;After Care


Quaker principles and practice continue to guide William Penn Charter School, a Friends school founded in 1689. We value scholarship and inquiry. With excellence as our standard, we challenge students in a vigorous program of academics, arts and athletics. Through global connections, civic engagement and a focus on environmental sustainability, we inspire students to be thinkers, collaborators, innovators and leaders. We educate students to live lives that make a difference.

Points Of Pride

Chartered by William Penn in 1689, William Penn Charter School is the oldest Quaker school in the world. Its sports rivalry with Germantown Academy is the longest continuous schoolboy football rivalry in the country. The school newspaper, The Mirror, is the oldest secondary school newspaper in the U.S., having been published since 1777. Penn Charter graduates include the inventor of the first electronic computer, a co-investigator of the Mars Rover, Hollywood producers and writers, professional athletes, Broadway performers, and countless scholars and business leaders.

Admissions Policy

Selective admissions based on academic record, teacher recommendations and entrance examination.

Accreditations and Honors

PAIS 2012-NMSA 2012

Hours of Operation

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Extended Programming Details

Early drop off begins at 7:30 am and is free. After Care operates from 2:50 pm to 5:50 pm every regular school day. Details and pricing for After Care can be found online at penncharter.com

Entrance Instructions

Main entrance is from W. School House Lane. Rear entrance is from Fox St.