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Wissahickon Charter School: Awbury Campus

PHONE: (267) 774-4370 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Citywide GRADES: K-8 ENROLLMENT:

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Ms. Kristina Littell

  • Phone Number

    (267) 774-4370

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    West Mount Airy

  • SEPTA Routes

    Bus (18, XH), RR (Chestnut Hill East)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Application Deadline

    2022-01-24

  • Tuition

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Mission

Wissahickon Charter School is a K-8 tuition-free public charter school with a mission that focuses on the environment as an integrating theme for instruction, as well as parental involvement, service learning, and peace and conflict resolution.

Points Of Pride

  1. An overwhelming majority of Wissahickon Charter Awbury students are minorities (96%). A significant majority (84%) of current students are from low-income families.
  2. Students at WCS Awbury regularly spend time outdoors, whether it's in the backyard natural play-space or at the next door Awbury Arboretum.
  3. A variety of extracurricular activities are offered to Awbury students, including cooking classes with the Vetri Foundation's My Daughter's Kitchen program, boat building with the Philadelphia Waterborne, and beekeeping with the WCS Honey Helpers club.
  4. WCS Awbury was intentionally built on a former brownfield site and received the 2013 Extreme Makeover award at last year's PA Brownfields Conference as well as a $600K Industrial Sites Reuse grant from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

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; Parent is staff member or founder, Lives in Philadelphia, Out-of-district PA resident

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