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Overall
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Boys' Latin of Philadelphia Charter School: High School Campus
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Math
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Science
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School Incidents
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Reading
This rating represents the percentage of students performing in each of the four performance bands for this subject, as measured by the most recently available standardized test data. For reference, the performance bands are as follows: (1) Below Basic; (2) Basic; (3) Proficient; and (4) Advanced. We then compare this school's performance to other schools in Philadelphia, with a 10 representing the highest academic performance. Note: this rating was calculated using data from the 2016-17 school year. Learn More
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Attendance
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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade Levels9-12 ((Grades 6-8 offered at a different location))
  • Waiting List Size135
  • Enrollment838
  • PrincipalMr. RJ McDaniel
  • Phone Number215-387-5149
  • School Emailjcosby@boyslatin.org
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (52, G)
  • Address 5501 Cedar Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
  • NeighborhoodCobbs Creek
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 31st, 2019
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Mission

We prepare boys for success in college and beyond, using as our foundation a classical Latin education, the positive influence of brotherhood, and rich relationships. We are a community that values and cultivates critical thinking, personal...

We prepare boys for success in college and beyond, using as our foundation a classical Latin education, the positive influence of brotherhood, and rich relationships. We are a community that values and cultivates critical thinking, personal responsibility, emotional intelligence, and character development.

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Points of Pride

1. 97% college acceptance rate 2. Top 4-year college persistence rate for Males of any Philadelphia Public School -90% (Class of 2015) 3. #3 public school in Philadelphia for college matriculation rate (2017). 4. Only all-boys public school in the...

1. 97% college acceptance rate 2. Top 4-year college persistence rate for Males of any Philadelphia Public School -90% (Class of 2015) 3. #3 public school in Philadelphia for college matriculation rate (2017). 4. Only all-boys public school in the state. 5. 4-year Latin requirement. 6. Boys' Latin graduates accepted and offered scholarships to top U.S. colleges and universities, such as the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia, Williams College, Bates College, Villanova University, Pomona College, Duke University, Lehigh University, Carnegie Mellon University and Tufts University. 7. One-to-one laptop program. 8. Dual-enrollment program with Penn Medicine Program & Community College of Philadelphia. 9. 20 students named as Union League Good Citizenship Award recipients. 10. Best of Philly after-school program (2009) includes more than 30 clubs and organizations such as Junior Beekeeper Society, Mock Trial Team, National Honor Society, Science Olympiad, Robotics and Latin Certamen.

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Admissions Policy

Boys’ Latin is a public school operating under a charter granted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the School District of Philadelphia. Admission to the school is open to all eligible students – boys who reside within the City of Philadelphia...

Boys’ Latin is a public school operating under a charter granted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the School District of Philadelphia. Admission to the school is open to all eligible students – boys who reside within the City of Philadelphia who are rising to either sixth or ninth grade exclusively. Boys’ Latin does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, creed, ethnicity, mental and physical disability, proficiency in English or prior academic achievement when admitting students. Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia is a school of choice, and it is important for both parents and applicants to know the level of academia is required. All applying families are encouraged to do due diligence to learn about our rigorous curriculum, which is exclusively college preparatory with a Latin language requirement, and our extended school day. We are serious about student achievement and expect that our students and families will embrace those expectations. Selection of students for admission to Boys’ Latin is done by lottery, which is held February 13, 2019. Students selected in this lottery are accepted to Boys’ Latin. Following the lottery and acceptance, parents must complete registration by completing or providing the following: Proof of Child’s Age; Proof of Residency; Proof of Immunizations; a Home Language Survey; and a Parent Registration Statement. They will have a minimum of 15 business days to do so. The documentation must then be submitted to Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia via mail or in person at the school office (5501 Cedar Avenue). Families will have a minimum of 15 business days to do so. Once the registration is completed, families are invited to attend a New Parent Orientation session on one of two dates. Should there be space available after the lottery, students will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. The school will host Information Sessions as a means of outreach to these families so they can learn about Boys’ Latin. Information Sessions are held twice monthly on Monday evenings or Saturday mornings at our high school at 5501 Cedar Avenue. Please call the Enrollment Office at 215.387.5149 if you have any questions about the Enrollment Process. Applications for Boys’ Latin may be submitted by mail, email, or in person to the main office of the high school: 5501 Cedar Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143. Applications may be obtained in person at the aforementioned address, on our website (www.boyslatin.org), or from the School District of Philadelphia. Boys’ Latin also accepts the standard application.

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Safety & Culture

Boys' Latin provides forums for student leadership and expression. Weekly student summits are held to celebrate student demonstrations of the Boys' Latin core values: Scholarship, Integrity and Brotherhood. Restorative discipline practices...

Boys' Latin provides forums for student leadership and expression. Weekly student summits are held to celebrate student demonstrations of the Boys' Latin core values: Scholarship, Integrity and Brotherhood. Restorative discipline practices and school safety corridors with faculty, parent, police and community collaborations ensure a positive, safe learning environment.

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Accreditations & Honors

Charter renewal 2017

Charter renewal 2017

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 98.8%
Hispanic 0.4%
Asian 0.1%
Other 0.7%

Female & Male Students

Male Students 100%

Special Education

Special Ed 10.9%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 65%

Students Per Grade

6th Grade Students
127
7th Grade Students
131
8th Grade Students
114
9th Grade Students
165
10th Grade Students
123
11th Grade Students
101
12th Grade Students
77
Total Students
838

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
6.5

Academics

College Rate

College Rate 83%

AP Class Offerings

  • Art History,
  • Biology,
  • Calculus AB,
  • English Language,
  • English Literature,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Physics B

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Theater,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Ceramics,
  • School Plays,
  • Theater Group,
  • Poetry,
  • Literature,
  • Film

Sports Programs

  • Football,
  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Cross Country,
  • Wrestling,
  • Bowling,
  • Golf,
  • Lacrosse,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Crew

Crew

Other Activities

Student Government; National Honor Society; Mock Trial; Model UN; Debate; Certamen (Latin Competition); Financial Literacy and Investment; Theater; Mural Arts; Film; Boys’ Latin Step Team; Crew; Running; Robotics; Community Garden; Bee Keeping;...

Student Government; National Honor Society; Mock Trial; Model UN; Debate; Certamen (Latin Competition); Financial Literacy and Investment; Theater; Mural Arts; Film; Boys’ Latin Step Team; Crew; Running; Robotics; Community Garden; Bee Keeping; Scientific Investigations; Computer Competitions; Culinary Arts; Chess; Book Club; Academic Support; Group Study; Silent Study.

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Electives

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Studio Art, Advanced Art, Ceramics, Presentation Skills, Intro to Programming, Ancient Military History, Identity in Film, Ecology, Genetics, Financial Literacy, Organizational Skills, Keyboarding, Psychology,...

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Studio Art, Advanced Art, Ceramics, Presentation Skills, Intro to Programming, Ancient Military History, Identity in Film, Ecology, Genetics, Financial Literacy, Organizational Skills, Keyboarding, Psychology, Philosophy, Computer Graphics, Android App Creation, Research Writing, Race and Ethnicity, Poetry, Honor Council, SAT Prep, College Advising Seminar, Creative Writing, Social Justice, Economics

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Language Programs

  • Latin

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents School Advisory

Parent Involvement

Boys' Latin parents actively participate in many capacities. The Extended Family Network Parent Group holds monthly meetings and is the core of parent involvement. Parents serve as panel members during Newly Hired Teacher organizations and...

Boys' Latin parents actively participate in many capacities. The Extended Family Network Parent Group holds monthly meetings and is the core of parent involvement. Parents serve as panel members during Newly Hired Teacher organizations and student forums; they organize and facilitate Fundraising initiatives; they plan and support Teacher appreciation celebrations and student events; they serve as Board member liaisons, volunteer to advise after school clubs, and assist in monitoring safety.

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Before and After Care

  • Extended Day,
  • Extended Programming

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