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Overall
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Philadelphia Montessori 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 LevelsK-6
  • Waiting List Size400+
  • Enrollment183
  • PrincipalMs Paulla Jones
  • Phone Number215-365-4011
  • School Emaile.lofton@pmcs1.org
  • SEPTA RoutesWoodland Ave and Island Avenue
  • Address 2227 Island Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19142
  • NeighborhoodSouth Philadelphia
  • Tuitionfree
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 31st, 2018
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Mission

Philadelphia Montessori Charter School (PMCS) excels at providing children in Kindergarten through 6th grade with a Montessori education in an environment that nurtures the whole child, celebrates inclusion, embraces innovation, and encourages...

Philadelphia Montessori Charter School (PMCS) excels at providing children in Kindergarten through 6th grade with a Montessori education in an environment that nurtures the whole child, celebrates inclusion, embraces innovation, and encourages collaboration with families. PMCS ignites the internal spark that leads to social, emotional, and academic success.

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Points of Pride

PMCS has a small student:teacher ratio with an average of 14:1. We provide accelerated academic programming and learning support, speech, and OT. We have one-to-one technology for 4th-6th graders and a wonderful STEAM program. Summer Session June 25...

PMCS has a small student:teacher ratio with an average of 14:1. We provide accelerated academic programming and learning support, speech, and OT. We have one-to-one technology for 4th-6th graders and a wonderful STEAM program. Summer Session June 25 to July 27, 2018

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Admissions Policy

The Charter School Common Application must be completed and submitted by the deadline in order to have a student entered into the PMCS lottery. Parents of students selected through the lottery are strongly encouraged to attend either an Open House...

The Charter School Common Application must be completed and submitted by the deadline in order to have a student entered into the PMCS lottery. Parents of students selected through the lottery are strongly encouraged to attend either an Open House and/or an Orientation Meeting to gain a better understanding of the Montessori philosophy and school expectations.

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Safety & Culture

Every member of our school community is committed to ensuring academic excellence and safety for all. We are a Responsive Classroom School committed to building a strong community of engaged learners. Conflict resolution is a part of our curriculum.

Every member of our school community is committed to ensuring academic excellence and safety for all. We are a Responsive Classroom School committed to building a strong community of engaged learners. Conflict resolution is a part of our curriculum.

Accreditations & Honors

PMCS is the only public Montessori School in Philadelphia. 5-Year Renewal from the SRC (2014)

PMCS is the only public Montessori School in Philadelphia. 5-Year Renewal from the SRC (2014)

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 92.3%
White 2.4%
Hispanic 0.6%
Asian 1.8%
Other 3%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 52.1%
Male Students 47.9%

Special Education

Special Ed 19.5%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 75%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 3%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
36
1st Grade Students
27
2nd Grade Students
24
3rd Grade Students
24
4th Grade Students
26
5th Grade Students
23
6th Grade Students
23
Total Students
183

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
8.4

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Theater,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Choir,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • Dance,
  • School Plays,
  • Theater Group,
  • Poetry,
  • Literature,
  • Other

Parent Programs

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

Parent Involvement

Monthly Parent Committee Meetings, Monthly gatherings with the Principal, Monthly Special Education Parent Meetings, Classroom volunteer work, front office volunteer work, playground and lunch time volunteers, Father/Son Sleepover, Mother/daughter...

Monthly Parent Committee Meetings, Monthly gatherings with the Principal, Monthly Special Education Parent Meetings, Classroom volunteer work, front office volunteer work, playground and lunch time volunteers, Father/Son Sleepover, Mother/daughter sleepover

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Before and After Care

  • Extended Day,
  • Extended Programming

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