Boys' Latin of Philadelphia Charter School

Mission Statement:
We prepare boys for success in college and beyond, using as our foundation a classical Latin education, the positive influence of brotherhood, and rich relationships. We are a community that values and cultivates critical thinking, personal responsibility, emotional intelligence, and character development.
Accredidations and Awards:
Charter renewal granted in 2017; middle school expansion granted in 2012
Points of Pride:
98% college acceptance rate; 84% college enrollment rate (#3 among all public and charter high schools in Philadelphia); only all-boys public school in the state; 4-year Latin requirement; graduates accepted and offered scholarships to top colleges and universities such as University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, Williams College, Swarthmore College, Howard University, Wesleyan University, Bates College, Villanova, Pomona College, Duke University, Lehigh University and Tufts; one-toone laptop program; dual-enrollment programs with Penn Medicine Program; 63 medals won in the National Latin Exam, Medusa Mythology Exam and Natural Roman Civilization Exam; 16 students received Union League Good Citizenship Awards; only public school in Philadelphia with a competitive crew program; AA Public League Lacrosse Champions; “Best of Philly” acclaimed afterschool program includes morethan 30 clubs and organizations
AP Courses:
Art History, Calculus, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, Physics
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Robotics & Engineering; World Religions; Neuroscience; Philosophy; Sports Statistics; Roman History; Science of Health & Wellness; Greek & Roman Architecture; Humanities Through Film; Adobe Photoshop Certification; Studio Art; Advanced Art; Stage Design; Psychology; Senior Internships; Presentation Skills; Microsoft Excel; Media Communications; Computer Programming; Food in the Ancient World; Math & Interactive Media; Hip-Hop and Poetry; Statistics; Philosophy
Foreign Languages:
Latin (4-year requirement)
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Forums for student leadership and expression; weekly student summits to celebrate school’s core values of compassion, curiosity, courage, integrity, and perseverance; restorative discipline practices; school safety corridors and monitors
Parent Involvement:
Extended Family Network Parent Group (monthly); fundraising activities; teacher appreciation celebrations and student events; board member liaisons; afterschool club advisers; safety corridor monitors; panel members during student forums
Arts Activities and Classes:
Visual arts instruction; digital art; ceramics; poetry; literature; film; theatre
Activities and Special Programs:
Student government; National Honor Society; beekeeper club; mock trial team; robotics; Entrepreneurship Club; Bridges to Wealth Finance; Certamen (Latin competition); theater (also part of the curriculum); creative writing; mural arts; film; running; bicycle workshop; community garden; culinary club; chess club; community service club; summer search; North Carolina Outward Bound
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track & Field, Wrestling
Septa Routes:
21, 42, 46, 52, G, 34 trolley
Contact Information
5501 Cedar Ave., 19143
Noah Tennant, CEO
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Charter
2014-2015 Enrollment: 810
Grades Served: 6-12
Admission Reqs: Open admission, must live in Philadelphia
ELLS: 0%
Special Education: 10%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 66%
Waiting List? Yes, 205
Racial Demographics: African American – 96% Latino – 1% Asian – 0% White – 0% Other – 2%

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