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West Philadelphia Achievement Charter Elementary School

West Philadelphia Achievement Charter Elementary School

6701 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA  19151
215-476-6471(t) 215-476-6481(f)
Providing grades K-5
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Charter History

Opening Date: August 2002
Mission Statement


"Too often schools have treated the arts as if they were incidental…The arts are not incidental-they are central to our existence…and to a higher sense of purpose." Harry Belafonte, October 6, 2000. Mr. Belafonte's words embody the core philosophy of the founders of West Philadelphia Achievement Charter Elementary School. The three most salient features of the school are: a partnership with the Galef Institute's Different Ways of Knowing, a partnership with Temple University's Center for Intergenerational Learning, and an extended school year providing 185 days and 1,110 hours of instruction.