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Young Scholars 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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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade Levels6-8
  • Waiting List Size25
  • Enrollment254
  • PrincipalMr. John Amenda
  • Phone Number215-232-9727
  • School Emailjamenda@phillyscholars.org
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (23, 47)
  • Address 900 N. Marshall Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19123
  • NeighborhoodPoplar
  • TuitionN/A
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 28th, 2019
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Mission

The mission of Young Scholars is to provide a personalized middle school education that challenges, engages and prepares all students to passionately pursue their dreams and lead a life of active citizenship.

The mission of Young Scholars is to provide a personalized middle school education that challenges, engages and prepares all students to passionately pursue their dreams and lead a life of active citizenship.

Points of Pride

Young Scholars (YSCS) has ranked as the city's #1 Charter Middle School for over 5 years and achieved the status of the #1 Middle School in the Philadelphia in 2015 according to the School Progress Report. YSCS was recognized as the Philadelphia...

Young Scholars (YSCS) has ranked as the city's #1 Charter Middle School for over 5 years and achieved the status of the #1 Middle School in the Philadelphia in 2015 according to the School Progress Report. YSCS was recognized as the Philadelphia highest performing high-poverty charter school in Pennsylvania in 2015 according to the PA School Performance Profile, and continues to be recognized as a top-tier Middle School.

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Admissions Policy

Students applying to Young Scholars CS must live within the city limits of Philadelphia, and a simple application must be submitted on the student's behalf. The application can be found on Apply Philly Charter for the 2019-20 school year.

Students applying to Young Scholars CS must live within the city limits of Philadelphia, and a simple application must be submitted on the student's behalf. The application can be found on Apply Philly Charter for the 2019-20 school year.

Safety & Culture

Young Scholars is a middle school that provides a safe, intimate and nurturing environment that enables us to get to know each student and each family. We provide a personalized teaching approach that challenges and engages students to become future-...

Young Scholars is a middle school that provides a safe, intimate and nurturing environment that enables us to get to know each student and each family. We provide a personalized teaching approach that challenges and engages students to become future-ready leaders. We foster future leaders through: A personalized learning environment by tailoring students’ curricula and activities to their individual needs; An atmosphere of coaching and mentorship; Active engagement with the community via required community service; Programs where students lead in teaching their peers; A strong commitment to student government and student leadership roles; Leadership-oriented field trips and activities; Sincere, engaged relationships with each and every student and their families; An active and engaged parent advisory counsel; Engaged alumni who return to volunteer; Our school is a place where your child can take the first steps toward becoming a leader of tomorrow.

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Accreditations & Honors

Young Scholars is a member of the Schools That Can Network. Young Scholars is a Pennsylvania Title 1 Reward School

Young Scholars is a member of the Schools That Can Network. Young Scholars is a Pennsylvania Title 1 Reward School

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 94.6%
Hispanic 2.7%
Other 2.7%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 57.2%
Male Students 42.8%

Special Education

Special Ed 16.3%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 76%

Students Per Grade

6th Grade Students
86
7th Grade Students
89
8th Grade Students
79
Total Students
254

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Choir,
  • Dance,
  • Ceramics,
  • Poetry,
  • Literature,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Intro to Sports, Yoga

Intro to Sports, Yoga

Other Activities

SSAT (Secondary School Aptitude Test) Preparation, Arete

SSAT (Secondary School Aptitude Test) Preparation, Arete

Electives

Physical Education/Health, Art, Spanish

Physical Education/Health, Art, Spanish

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents Classroom Volunteers

Parent Involvement

Parents are invited in for a number of opportunities, including volunteering at various events, chaperoning class trips and participating in social events.

Parents are invited in for a number of opportunities, including volunteering at various events, chaperoning class trips and participating in social events.

Before and After Care

  • Extended Programming

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