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Wissahickon Charter School: Fernhill Campus

PHONE: (267) 338-1020 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Citywide GRADES: K-8 ENROLLMENT:

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Ms. Kristina Littell

  • Phone Number

    (267) 338-1020

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    Germantown

  • SEPTA Routes

    Bus (H, X) RR (Queen Lane)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Application Deadline

    2022-01-24

  • Tuition

  • Uniform

    No Data Reported

  • Extended Day

  • Graduation Rate

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Mission

Wissahickon Charter School was planned around three essential elements:--1. An integrated environmental focus, recognizing the importance of service learning--2. Peace, conflict resolution, and community building as part of a prioritized social curriculum--3. An emphasis on family involvement at all levels of the school organization, with special emphasis on parents as partners in the learning experiences of their children--Our founders wrote that Wissahickon will provide a community of learning with an environmental focus that stimulates the child's intellectual, social, and character development.

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 students, including cooking classes with the Vetri Foundation's My Daughter's Kitchen program, Students Run Philly Style, musical opportunities, yoga, and more.

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

Accreditations and Honors

- Fifth highest increase in SPP score among Philadelphia charters for year 2013-2014 --2014 Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Educator Award--Philadelphia Youth Division Dragonboat Championship 2014--Ranked third in the state for African American perfor

Hours of Operation

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Extended Programming Details

Entrance Instructions

Located in Building G.