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The Philadelphia Charter School for Arts and Sciences
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Science
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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Neighborhood
  • Grade LevelsK-8
  • Waiting List Size103
  • Enrollment999
  • PrincipalMs. Judith Taggart
  • Phone Number215-537-2520
  • School Emailinfo@stringtheoryschools.org
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (8, 24, 59, R)
  • Address 1197 Haworth Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19124
  • TuitionNone
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Mission

To educate each student according to age and development so that learning and growth are united; to integrate the developing mind and body of the student through academics and the performing arts and sciences; to ensure each student's excellence...

To educate each student according to age and development so that learning and growth are united; to integrate the developing mind and body of the student through academics and the performing arts and sciences; to ensure each student's excellence in core and academic skills; to awaken and preserve the spirit of our students through the visual and digital arts, vocal arts, instrumental music, creative writing, classical ballet, foreign language, innovations in the field of science, all intertwined with technology, and; to nourish this spirit and curiosity so that students continue to flourish long after the end of formal training.

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Points of Pride

In addition to the standard academic courses, our curriculum offers 7 arts and science based courses to K-4th grade students: Innovations in Science; Creative Writing; Visual Arts; Instrumental Music (strings, band, percussion); Vocal Music;...

In addition to the standard academic courses, our curriculum offers 7 arts and science based courses to K-4th grade students: Innovations in Science; Creative Writing; Visual Arts; Instrumental Music (strings, band, percussion); Vocal Music; Classical Ballet; French Language. Our Majors Program (grades 5th-8th) enables students to cultivate knowledge and skill in an artistic or academic content area of study. Major courses involve various performing arts, visual arts, language arts, and S.T.E.M. Students spend 90 minutes each day in their major. The school cultivates partnerships with all the major performing arts organizations in the city (see our various outreach programs), and our students are provided the opportunity to perform at major, professional venues, such as an annual performance at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Students use a variety of technology-based programs for individualized instruction. The school is 1:1 iPad to student ratio. Teachers utilize iTunes U to create content for courses and curriculum. Students can work on remediation, grade level, and/or advanced academic content. The school implemented a co-teaching model, in which a regular Education and a Special Education/basic skills or ELL teacher work together in the classroom; therefore, students benefit from both a content expert and a strategy expert in the classroom.

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Admissions Policy

The School District of Philadelphia has dictated that admission into the school must be governed by catchment area (attendance zone). Any school-aged child residing in the designated catchment area is eligible for admission based on current...

The School District of Philadelphia has dictated that admission into the school must be governed by catchment area (attendance zone). Any school-aged child residing in the designated catchment area is eligible for admission based on current enrollment numbers for any particular grade throughout the academic school year. Kindergarten applicants must be 5 years old by September 1st of each school year.

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Safety & Culture

We believe that every student is gifted and has specific intelligences that must be nurtured. We provide students with equal opportunity for learning, discovery and development of their innate potentials. We maintain a very low student-to-faculty-and...

We believe that every student is gifted and has specific intelligences that must be nurtured. We provide students with equal opportunity for learning, discovery and development of their innate potentials. We maintain a very low student-to-faculty-and-staff ratio, and we actively encourage students and staff to participate in the life of the school community. We provide ongoing training to our faculty and staff on safety and security issues. We have safety plans for emergency situations, which we practice throughout the year. Our Code of Conduct promotes positive behaviors for all students. Students are ambassadors of the school culture. The environment is warm and welcoming and students can articulate their interests, accomplishments, and on-going projects. We are growing the next generation of creative leaders.

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Accreditations & Honors

1. Music in the Park awards - 2017 for percussion and vocals 2. SPECAL (South-Eastern Pennsylvania Charter Athletic League) boys varsity basketball champions in 2013, 2016, and 2017 3. 2014 Science Olympiad- 1st Place 4. 2014 SPECAL...

1. Music in the Park awards - 2017 for percussion and vocals 2. SPECAL (South-Eastern Pennsylvania Charter Athletic League) boys varsity basketball champions in 2013, 2016, and 2017 3. 2014 Science Olympiad- 1st Place 4. 2014 SPECAL (South-Eastern Pennsylvania Charter Athletic League) junior varsity boys basketball champions

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 62.9%
White 5.1%
Hispanic 25%
Asian 0.4%
Other 6.5%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 52.2%
Male Students 47.8%

Special Education

Special Ed 18.5%

Gifted Education

Gifted 0.1%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 72%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 10.9%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
112
1st Grade Students
112
2nd Grade Students
113
3rd Grade Students
113
4th Grade Students
118
5th Grade Students
112
6th Grade Students
114
7th Grade Students
100
8th Grade Students
105
Total Students
999

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Theater,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Choir,
  • Other Vocal,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • Dance,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals,
  • Literature,
  • Orchestra,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Football,
  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Girls Soccer,
  • Volleyball,
  • Girls Volleyball,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Flag Football

Flag Football

Electives

Arts and Sciences' curriculum includes 7 extra arts and science classes in addition to the standard academic classes. The arts are given equal value to academic courses and are not considered electives.

Arts and Sciences' curriculum includes 7 extra arts and science classes in addition to the standard academic classes. The arts are given equal value to academic courses and are not considered electives.

Language Programs

  • French

Parent Programs

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

Parent Involvement

We encourage parents/guardians to communicate with their children’s teachers, and families are always welcome in the classroom to share their talents. We have a strong and well-organized parent association at our schools. At Arts and Sciences,...

We encourage parents/guardians to communicate with their children’s teachers, and families are always welcome in the classroom to share their talents. We have a strong and well-organized parent association at our schools. At Arts and Sciences, parents/guardians are offered the opportunity to join the School Advisory Council.

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Before and After Care

  • Extended Day,
  • Extended Programming

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