The application for September 2024 is now open! The deadline to apply is January 22, 2024. Click the “Apply” button above to get started on your application. Review our Frequently Asked Questions and list of Participating Schools to learn more about this year’s process.


Research your school options using GreatPhillySchools and by visiting school websites to learn more about their academics, programs offered and school mission and culture. Do you want more information? Visit the GreatPhillySchools and register to attend the K-12 Philly School Fair.


Renaissance (neighborhood) charter schools accept applications on a rolling basis. If you wish to apply to your assigned neighborhood charter school, you can still apply for the 2023-2024 school year by submitting a current year application. Most other schools do not have space for this school year and you will be placed on the waitlist. Visit GreatPhillySchools for a list of schools with open seats for the current school year. Please check which participating schools are accepting applications here.



Frequently Asked Questions

Ready to apply but still have some questions about the application process or about charter schools? See the Apply Philly Charter FAQ.

Participating Schools

  • Alliance for Progress Charter School
  • ASPIRA Antonia Pantoja Community Charter School
  • ASPIRA Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School
  • Belmont Academy Charter School
  • Belmont Charter School
  • Belmont Charter High School
  • Deep Roots Charter School
  • First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School
  • Franklin Towne Charter High School
  • Global Leadership Academy Charter School
  • Global Leadership Academy Southwest at Huey
  • Green Woods Charter School
  • Independence Charter School
  • Independence Charter School West
  • Inquiry Charter School
  • Keystone Academy Charter School
  • KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy
  • KIPP North Philadelphia Academy
  • KIPP Philadelphia Elementary Academy
  • KIPP Philadelphia Preparatory Academy
  • KIPP Philadelphia Octavius Catto Charter School
  • KIPP West Philadelphia Elementary Academy
  • KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Academy
  • Laboratory Charter School of Communication and Languages: Elementary School Building
  • Laboratory Charter School of Communication and Languages: Middle School Building
  • Lindley Academy Charter School at Birney
  • Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School
  • Maritime Academy Charter School
  • MaST Community Charter School
  • MaST Community Charter School II
  • MaST Community Charter School III
  • Mastery Charter Gratz Prep Middle
  • Mastery Charter School: Clymer Elementary
  • Mastery Charter School: Francis D. Pastorius
  • Mastery Charter School: Frederick Douglass
  • Mastery Charter School: Grover Cleveland Campus
  • Mastery Charter School: Hardy Williams Elementary
  • Mastery Charter School: Hardy Williams High School
  • Mastery Charter School: Harrity Elementary
  • Mastery Charter School: John Wister Elementary
  • Mastery Charter School: Lenfest Campus
  • Mastery Charter School: Mann Elementary
  • Mastery Charter School: Pickett Campus
  • Mastery Charter School: Shoemaker Campus
  • Mastery Charter School: Simon Gratz High School
  • Mastery Charter School: Smedley Elementary
  • Mastery Charter School: Thomas Elementary
  • Mastery Charter School: Thomas High Campus
  • Mastery Prep Elementary
  • Memphis Street Academy Charter School
  • Multicultural Academy Charter School
  • New Foundations Charter School (K-8 Campus)
  • New Foundations Charter School (High School Campus)
  • Northwood Academy Charter School
  • Pan American Academy Charter School
  • People for People Charter School
  • Philadelphia Charter School for Arts & Sciences
  • Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter High School
  • Philadelphia Hebrew Public Charter School
  • Philadelphia Montessori Charter School
  • Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School
  • Russell Byers Charter School
  • Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School
  • Tacony Academy Charter High School
  • Tacony Academy Charter Elementary School
  • Universal Alcorn Elementary School
  • Universal Alcorn Middle Years Academy
  • Universal Audenried Charter School
  • Universal Creighton Charter School
  • Universal Institute Charter School
  • Universal Vare Charter School
  • West Oak Lane Charter School
  • West Philadelphia Achievement Charter Elementary School
  • Wissahickon Charter School: Awbury Campus
  • Wissahickon Charter School: Fernhill Campus
  • Young Scholars Charter School