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You can locate your student's 2024 summer work on the website!

Click here for more details. Please select the grade your child will be entering in September 2024.

Wissahickon Charter School is a tuition-free public charter school open to the children of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. There is no admissions test.


Applying to Both Sites

You can apply to both sites. To be entered into both school lotteries, you must check off both sites when you complete the application.  You must also submit a separate application for each child. If your child is selected in the first lottery for Awbury, s/he/they will be withdrawn from the Fernhill lottery. If your child is not selected in the first lottery and you have applied to both sites, s/he/they will be entered into the Fernhill lottery.


Kindergarten Eligibility

To be eligible for kindergarten in the 2024-2025 school year, the student must be 5 years old on or before September 1. Students born after 9/1/2019 are not five years old and will not have reached the School District entry age for kindergarten.


Special Education Services and Programs

Click here for our Annual Public Notice of Special Education Services and Programs and Rights for Students with Disabilities And Notification of Rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.


Applicants Outside Philadelphia

Children who live outside of Philadelphia can apply if every interested child in Philadelphia has already been accepted.


Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

Wissahickon Charter School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


We are no longer accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year.

The application deadline was Monday, January 22, 2024.