Next Steps

What's next?

Post-deadline applications. The initial deadline has passed, but you can still apply to schools on Apply Philly Charter. If there are no seats available, you will be placed on a school’s waitlist. Schools will contact wait-list families in the event that there is availability for the 2019-2020 school year.

Neighborhood (Renaissance) Schools. Renaissance schools have a catchment area and some still have seats available for the 2019-20 school year. If you live within a participating Renaisance school's catchment, you can start the enrollment process by submitting an application through Apply Philly Charter. Find your neighborhood school here.

Enrollment Process

Make a decision. If you have been accepted, follow the school's enrollment process to secure your spot for 2019-2020.

Let schools know. If you have enrolled in a school for next year, let all other schools you applied to know that they can give your spot to another applicant.

Find out more. Information about all Philadelphia schools and open seats can be found at You can also contact the School District of Philadelphia to find out about school district options. Use the SDP School Finder to find your neighborhood public school.

Application Window 2020-2021

September, 2019. The application window for the 2020-2021 school year will open in September, 2019.


How to apply

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

  • Ad Prima Charter School (Mount Airy Campus)
  • Ad Prima Charter School (Overbrook Campus)
  • Alliance for Progress Charter School
  • ASPIRA Antonia Pantoja Community Charter School
  • ASPIRA Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School
  • ASPIRA John B. Stetson Charter School
  • ASPIRA Olney Charter High School
  • Belmont Academy Charter School
  • Belmont Charter High School
  • Belmont Charter School
  • Deep Roots Charter School
  • First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School
  • Freire Charter High School
  • Freire Charter Middle School
  • Global Leadership Academy Charter School
  • Global Leadership Academy Southwest at Huey
  • Green Woods Charter School
  • KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy
  • KIPP North Philadelphia Academy
  • KIPP Philadelphia Elementary Academy
  • KIPP Philadelphia Preparatory Academy
  • KIPP West Philadelphia Elementary Academy
  • KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Academy
  • Laboratory Charter School of Communication and Languages (54th & Lebanon Campus)
  • Laboratory Charter School of Communication and Languages (59th & Woodbine Campus)
  • Laboratory Charter School of Communication and Languages (Northern Liberties Campus)
  • Lindley Academy Charter School at Birney
  • Mariana Bracetti 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
  • Northwood Academy Charter School
  • Pan American Academy Charter School
  • People for People Charter School
  • Philadelphia Hebrew Public Charter School
  • Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School
  • Russell Byers Charter School
  • Tacony Academy Charter High School
  • Tacony Academy Charter Elementary School
  • TECH Freire Charter High School
  • Universal Alcorn Elementary School
  • Universal Alcorn Middle Years Academy
  • Universal Audenried Charter School
  • Universal Bluford Charter School
  • Universal Creighton Charter School
  • Universal Daroff Charter School
  • Universal Institute Charter School
  • Universal Vare Charter School
  • Wissahickon Charter School: Awbury Campus
  • Wissahickon Charter School: Fernhill Campus
  • Young Scholars Charter School