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Overall
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Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School
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Overall
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Math
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Science
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School Incidents
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Reading
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Attendance
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High Academic Growth
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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade LevelsK-8
  • Waiting List Size646
  • Enrollment484
  • PrincipalMrs. Pheng Lim
  • Phone Number215-569-2600
  • School Emailinfo@factschool.org
  • SEPTA RoutesBSL (Race-Vine, Chinatown) Bus Routes #43, #23, #2, #44, #48, #17
  • Address 1023 Callowhill Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19123
  • NeighborhoodChinatown
  • Application DeadlineFebruary 9th, 2018
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Mission

The Folk Arts–Cultural Treasures Charter School comes out of a history of struggle: • for equity and justice for Asian American students and immigrant and refugee students of all races • for public investment in the Chinatown community; FACTS will...

The Folk Arts–Cultural Treasures Charter School comes out of a history of struggle: • for equity and justice for Asian American students and immigrant and refugee students of all races • for public investment in the Chinatown community; FACTS will provide an education that has high academic standards, is community based, incorporates and respects the lives of students and families, engages students in understanding their own cultures , and engages students in working for a just society.

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Points of Pride

1. We were the first school in the US to adopt Singapore Math curriculum. 2. We have a strong ESOL program that is nationally recognized and studied by local universities. 3. We have worldly and accomplished Folk Artists in residence at our school. 4...

1. We were the first school in the US to adopt Singapore Math curriculum. 2. We have a strong ESOL program that is nationally recognized and studied by local universities. 3. We have worldly and accomplished Folk Artists in residence at our school. 4. As part of professional development, we require frequent, reflective, and transformative discourse among teachers and staff about race, culture, language, privilege, bias, and other factors that affect the world of education.

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Admissions Policy

Students must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. Students must be residents of the state of Pennsylvania. Lottery priority is given to residents of the City of Philadelphia, siblings of current students and children of employees.

Students must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. Students must be residents of the state of Pennsylvania. Lottery priority is given to residents of the City of Philadelphia, siblings of current students and children of employees.

Safety & Culture

We draw from the Responsive Classroom model and make use of restorative practices to design a positive behavior program that is tailored to our school. Behavior infractions are taken very seriously. We pay attention to diverse needs, tell children...

We draw from the Responsive Classroom model and make use of restorative practices to design a positive behavior program that is tailored to our school. Behavior infractions are taken very seriously. We pay attention to diverse needs, tell children what is expected of them, hold them accountable, help them learn from mistakes, and give them the chance to restore the balance. We work to build empathy, to combat bullying, and to avoid the "school-to-prison pipeline" effect. Our students/families report feeling very safe at FACTS, and there is always more work to be done.

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 14.1%
White 4.1%
Hispanic 4.3%
Asian 70%
Other 7.4%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 47.9%
Male Students 52.1%

Special Education

Special Ed 14.1%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 78%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 13.4%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
50
1st Grade Students
56
2nd Grade Students
56
3rd Grade Students
54
4th Grade Students
54
5th Grade Students
56
6th Grade Students
53
7th Grade Students
54
8th Grade Students
51
Total Students
484

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Choir,
  • Other Vocal,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Learn more about our basketball program here: https://sportsmatter.com/facts-dragons-on-the-rise

Learn more about our basketball program here: https://sportsmatter.com/facts-dragons-on-the-rise

Other Activities

Many other folk arts activities and extra-curricular learning opportunities. Including: Vietnamese Dan Tranh, Chinese Erhu, African Dance & Drum, Chinese Lion Dance, Cambodian Dance, Chinese Opera, African-American Step, Capoeira, Indonesian...

Many other folk arts activities and extra-curricular learning opportunities. Including: Vietnamese Dan Tranh, Chinese Erhu, African Dance & Drum, Chinese Lion Dance, Cambodian Dance, Chinese Opera, African-American Step, Capoeira, Indonesian Dance, Indonesian Culture Club, ESL Tutoring, Mentoring & Homework Clubs

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Electives

Middle school students have many options for elective courses, including: -"May I Help You" a volunteerism course -Scrabble -Chess -Sewing -Science in the Movies -"Lunchbag Brigade" where students make lunch bags for the...

Middle school students have many options for elective courses, including: -"May I Help You" a volunteerism course -Scrabble -Chess -Sewing -Science in the Movies -"Lunchbag Brigade" where students make lunch bags for the neighborhood shelter -Boxing -Fitness -Yearbook Community-based investigations are woven throughout our social studies curriculum.

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Language Programs

  • Chinese,
  • Additional Languages

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents Classroom Volunteers,
  • Parents After School Volunteers

Parent Involvement

Fundraising, Event Planning, Language Translation (select forms and documents), Helping to develop and communicate our school vision, Various focus groups in strategic planning, Participation on hiring committees for leadership positions,...

Fundraising, Event Planning, Language Translation (select forms and documents), Helping to develop and communicate our school vision, Various focus groups in strategic planning, Participation on hiring committees for leadership positions, Participation on our Board of Trustees

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Before and After Care

  • After Care,
  • Extended Programming

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