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Overall
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Green Woods Charter School
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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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College Bound
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High Academic Growth
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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade LevelsK-8
  • Waiting List Size920
  • Enrollment723
  • PrincipalMs. Stephani Finnin
  • Phone Number215-482-6337
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (9, 27)
  • Address 468 Domino Lane
    Philadelphia, PA 19128
  • NeighborhoodRoxborough
  • TuitionGreen Woods is a tuition free public charter school
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 28th, 2019

Mission

The mission of Green Woods Charter School is to provide children in grades K through 8 with the opportunity to be active, knowledgeable, and conscientious young investors by fostering a keen understanding of the interrelatedness and interdependence...

The mission of Green Woods Charter School is to provide children in grades K through 8 with the opportunity to be active, knowledgeable, and conscientious young investors by fostering a keen understanding of the interrelatedness and interdependence for our local and global existence; creating young stewards of the natural world. To this end, Green Woods utilizes the EIC Model - Using the Environment as an Integrating Context for Learning. Through EIC-based learning, students are immersed in concepts relating to science, environment, and ecology. Inside and outside the classroom, students gain 21st Century skills taking an active role in solving issues that affect them, their communities, and the environment.

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Points of Pride

* In January 2014 we moved into a new, 60,000 square foot school with a multi-acre outdoor learning laboratory consisting of a pond, streams, wetlands, and more! * Our teachers are amazing! Our award-winning EIC Curriculum was developed and...

* In January 2014 we moved into a new, 60,000 square foot school with a multi-acre outdoor learning laboratory consisting of a pond, streams, wetlands, and more! * Our teachers are amazing! Our award-winning EIC Curriculum was developed and continually revised by our teachers. * We have a very active PTA. Families play a huge role in supporting our students and learning community! * Educators from Harvard to Bermuda; from New York to Georgia have looked to Green Woods as a model to replicate.

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Admissions Policy

We are mandated by the School District of Philadelphia to enroll a minimum of 75% of incoming lottery students from our local catchment area. The catchment area is defined by those families whose District school assignments would be one of the...

We are mandated by the School District of Philadelphia to enroll a minimum of 75% of incoming lottery students from our local catchment area. The catchment area is defined by those families whose District school assignments would be one of the following: Mifflin School, Shawmont School, Cook-Wissahickon School, or Dobson School. Applications for the 2019-20 school year will be accepted through Apply Philly Charter.

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Safety & Culture

Project PEACE - Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation team is made of up middle school students who are trained and take the lead in mediating disputes with younger students. Green Woods utilizes the Olweus Bully-Prevention Program. Backed by...

Project PEACE - Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation team is made of up middle school students who are trained and take the lead in mediating disputes with younger students. Green Woods utilizes the Olweus Bully-Prevention Program. Backed by thirty-five years of research and successful, worldwide implementation, the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a long-term, system-wide program for change. Green Woods is a No Place for Hate school. No Place for Hate®, an initiative of the Anti-Defamation League, enables schools and organizations to challenge anti-Semitism, racism, and bigotry in all forms. By providing an innovative and powerful model for creating more inclusive environments, No Place for Hate aims to reduce bias and bullying, increase appreciation for diversity and build communities of respect. "Trailblazers" - Rewards students for doing the right thing. Students in all grades are eligible to receive recognition. Counselor and Dean - Work collaboratively and proactively with students to identify and mitigate potential problems. We work hard to support students to achieve our high expectations.

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Accreditations & Honors

Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 Charter School in the city of Philadelphia. 2018 - ECO-Schools USA recognition by the National Wildlife Federation 2014 - Awarded National Recognition as a Model EIC School. 2013 - State School...

Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 Charter School in the city of Philadelphia. 2018 - ECO-Schools USA recognition by the National Wildlife Federation 2014 - Awarded National Recognition as a Model EIC School. 2013 - State School Performance Profile of 89.5 making Green Woods a top tiered charter school among all charters in the state of Pennsylvania. 2012 Ranked #1 - Highest School Performance Rating by the School District of Philadelphia 2011 Named a "Top City School" by Philadelphia Magazine 2009 Social Studies Program of the Year Award 2008 Finalist Philadelphia Sustainability Award 2007 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence 2006 PDE Exemplary School for Environmental Education Award Achieved AYP 10 Consecutive Years!

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 15.4%
White 68.6%
Hispanic 3.8%
Asian 1.8%
Other 10.5%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 47.4%
Male Students 52.6%

Special Education

Special Ed 7.6%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 15%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
84
1st Grade Students
84
2nd Grade Students
84
3rd Grade Students
84
4th Grade Students
84
5th Grade Students
78
6th Grade Students
78
7th Grade Students
78
8th Grade Students
69
Total Students
723

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Theater,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Choir,
  • Ceramics,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals,
  • Theater Group,
  • Poetry,
  • Literature,
  • Film

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Gymnastics,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Our Trailblazer's Running Club is made up of 7th and 8th-grade students who complete the Broad Street Run every year. The students and staff that comprise the Running Club are also active in racing to raise funds for community causes.

Our Trailblazer's Running Club is made up of 7th and 8th-grade students who complete the Broad Street Run every year. The students and staff that comprise the Running Club are also active in racing to raise funds for community causes.

Other Activities

Our Eco-Robotics Club is an after-school robotics club, made up of 4th through 8th grade students supported by our partnership with Drexel University. As a science-based school, field studies are an integral component of our EIC (Using the...

Our Eco-Robotics Club is an after-school robotics club, made up of 4th through 8th grade students supported by our partnership with Drexel University. As a science-based school, field studies are an integral component of our EIC (Using the Environment as an Integrating Context) Curriculum. Students of all ages, K-8, take part in active field studies applying what they learn in the classroom to the real world around them.

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Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

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

Parent Involvement

In addition to our very active PTA, and ample opportunity to volunteer as chaperones for field studies, parents hold seats on our Board of Trustees.

In addition to our very active PTA, and ample opportunity to volunteer as chaperones for field studies, parents hold seats on our Board of Trustees.

Before and After Care

  • After Care,
  • Extended Programming

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