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Young Scholars Charter School

PHONE: (215) 232-9727 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Citywide GRADES: 6-8 ENROLLMENT: 270

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Mr. John Amenda

  • Phone Number

    (215) 232-9727

  • Website

  • Neighborhood


  • SEPTA Routes

    Bus (23, 47)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Application Deadline


  • Tuition

  • Uniform


  • Extended Day

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The mission of Young Scholars is to provide a personalized middle school education that challenges, engages and prepares all students to passionately pursue their dreams and lead a life of active citizenship.

Points Of Pride

Young Scholars (YSCS) has been ranked as the city's #1 Charter Middle School for over 5 years and achieved the status of the #1 Middle School in the Philadelphia in 2015 according to the School Progress Report. YSCS was recognized as the Philadelphia highest performing high-poverty charter school in Pennsylvania in 2015 according to the PA School Performance Profile, and continues to be recognized as a top-tier Middle School.

Admissions Policy

Students applying to Young Scholars CS must live within the city limits of Philadelphia, and a simple application must be submitted on the student's behalf. The application can be found on Apply Philly Charter for the 2019-20 school year.

Accreditations and Honors

  • Young Scholars is a member of the Schools That Can Network.
  • Young Scholars is a Pennsylvania Title 1 Reward School
  • Designated as Peer Leader among Middle Schools in 2017
  • Citywide Cheerleading Champions in 2018

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thur8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sat -

Extended Programming Details

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