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Overall
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Inquiry 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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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade LevelsPreK-6
  • Waiting List Size
  • Enrollment288
  • PrincipalMs. Claire Cohen
  • Phone Number215-823-5541
  • School Emailics@belmontcharternetwork.org
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (38, 40, 43, 64), Trolley (10, 15)
  • Address 1301 Belmont Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • NeighborhoodWest Parkside
  • Application DeadlineMarch 10th, 2018
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Mission

To educate all students in methods that encourage creativity, support problem solving and produce lifelong learners. We believe that how one learns is as important as what one learns. At Inquiry Charter School, we believe that all students,...

To educate all students in methods that encourage creativity, support problem solving and produce lifelong learners. We believe that how one learns is as important as what one learns. At Inquiry Charter School, we believe that all students, teachers and community members are learners. We hold the values of curiosity, generosity and growth.

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Points of Pride

1. A strong academic program, including a curriculum focused on arts and environmental science with a year-long life science curricular focus for each grade level, a strong literacy curriculum through a partnership with the Children’s Literacy...

1. A strong academic program, including a curriculum focused on arts and environmental science with a year-long life science curricular focus for each grade level, a strong literacy curriculum through a partnership with the Children’s Literacy Initiative and enrichment classes (music, gym, art, Spanish). 2. Weekly class trips to Fairmount Park for science exploration. 3. A safe and nurturing classroom environment following the research- and evidence-based Responsive Classroom framework. 4. Outdoor play space and student gardens.

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Admissions Policy

For the 2018-2019 school year, the enrollment period will begin on Friday, December 1, 2017, and conclude on Friday, March 9, 2018. All applications will be due on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Applicants will be notified of acceptance on March 15th...

For the 2018-2019 school year, the enrollment period will begin on Friday, December 1, 2017, and conclude on Friday, March 9, 2018. All applications will be due on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Applicants will be notified of acceptance on March 15th according to school preferences. If there are more applicants than available seats, a public lottery will be held at 5 p.m. on March 15th to fill all available positions. All students who are notified of admission will have 14 days to return a completed enrollment packet. Once all seats are filled, additional applicants will be placed on a waitlist by grade and admitted on a rolling basis as seats become available. The waitlist will follow preference criteria and will rest annually. A copy of our admissions policy can be found on our website.

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 95.3%
White 1.6%
Asian 1.1%
Other 2.1%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 49.5%
Male Students 50.5%

Special Education

Special Ed 21.6%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 70%

Students Per Grade

Enrollment Pre K
24
Kindergarten Students
48
1st Grade Students
48
2nd Grade Students
48
3rd Grade Students
48
4th Grade Students
48
5th Grade Students
24
Total Students
288

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Instrumental,
  • Orchestra

Electives

Chinese language and culture, science, music and gym

Chinese language and culture, science, music and gym

Language Programs

  • Chinese

Parent Programs

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

Parent Involvement

Monthly parent events.

Monthly parent events.

Before and After Care

  • Before Care,
  • After Care,
  • Extended Day,
  • Extended Programming

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