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Wissahickon Charter School: Awbury Campus
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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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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade LevelsK-8
  • Waiting List Size
  • Enrollment486
  • PrincipalMs Kristina Littell
  • Phone Number267-774-4370
  • SEPTA RoutesRegional Rail: Chestnut Hill East line (Washington Lane stop); Bus: 18, XH
  • Address 815 E Washington Lane
    Philadelphia, PA 19138
  • NeighborhoodWest Mount Airy
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 28th, 2019
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Mission

Wissahickon Charter School is a K-8 tuition-free public charter school with a mission that focuses on the environment as an integrating theme for instruction, as well as parental involvement, service learning, and peace and conflict resolution.

Wissahickon Charter School is a K-8 tuition-free public charter school with a mission that focuses on the environment as an integrating theme for instruction, as well as parental involvement, service learning, and peace and conflict resolution.

Points of Pride

1. An overwhelming majority of Wissahickon Charter Awbury students are minorities (96%). A significant majority (84%) of current students are from low-income families. 2. Students at WCS Awbury regularly spend time outdoors, whether it's in the...

1. An overwhelming majority of Wissahickon Charter Awbury students are minorities (96%). A significant majority (84%) of current students are from low-income families. 2. Students at WCS Awbury regularly spend time outdoors, whether it's in the backyard natural play-space or at the next door Awbury Arboretum. 3. A variety of extracurricular activities are offered to Awbury students, including cooking classes with the Vetri Foundation's My Daughter's Kitchen program, boat building with the Philadelphia Waterborne, and beekeeping with the WCS Honey Helpers club. 4. WCS Awbury was intentionally built on a former brownfield site and received the 2013 “Extreme Makeover” award at last year’s PA Brownfields Conference as well as a $600K Industrial Sites Reuse grant from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

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Admissions Policy

Applicants for the 2018-19 school year must complete our application, available starting in September. Applications are then entered into a blind public lottery to determine admitted students. Applications are due by the end of February and the...

Applicants for the 2018-19 school year must complete our application, available starting in September. Applications are then entered into a blind public lottery to determine admitted students. Applications are due by the end of February and the lottery is held in March (date TBD). Siblings of current WCS students and children of founding staff have admissions preference.

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Safety & Culture

Students receive communication and conflict mediation skills training starting in kindergarten.

Students receive communication and conflict mediation skills training starting in kindergarten.

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 89.1%
White 5.4%
Hispanic 0.8%
Asian 0.1%
Other 4.6%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 50.3%
Male Students 49.7%

Special Education

Special Ed 18.7%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 80%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
54
1st Grade Students
54
2nd Grade Students
54
3rd Grade Students
54
4th Grade Students
54
5th Grade Students
54
6th Grade Students
54
7th Grade Students
54
8th Grade Students
54
Total Students
486

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