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
AP Courses:Art History, Calculus, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Physics and U.S. History
Other Special Academic Offerings:dobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop I and II, African American History, Anatomy & Physiology, Ancient Military History, Android App Creation, Computer Programming, Ecology, Economics, Genetics, Philosophy, Presentation Skills, Psychology, Race & Ethnicity, Senior Internship, SAT Prep, Social Justice, Statistics, World Religions
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:Forums for student leadership and expression; weekly student summits to celebrate school’s core values of scholarship, brotherhood and integrity; 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; after school club advisers; safety corridor monitors; panel members during student forums
Arts Activities and Classes:Acting; band; ceramics, digital art (Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop); drama; film; literature; music; music culture; music production; poetry; stage crew; theater; visual arts
Activities and Special Programs:Bridges to Wealth Financial Scholars; Summer Search; North Carolina Outward Bound School; National Honor Society; Latin Certamen (National Junior Classical League competition); Gay- Straight Alliance; Honor Council, Student Government; Peer Mediation; 40+ after school programs including ancient cuisine, beekeeping society, carpentry, community garden, community service, debate, entrepreneurship, robotics, school newspaper, school store, ultimate Frisbee, video gaming, and weight training, among others.
Boys Sports:Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
Septa Routes:21, 42, 46, 52, G; 34 trolley
5501 Cedar Ave., 19143
RJ McDaniel, High School Principal; Trudy Allen, Middle School Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School:Charter
Grades Served: 6-12
Admission Reqs: Admission is open to all boys who live in Philadelphia and who are rising to 6th grade or 9th grade.
Special Education: 18%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 59%
Waiting List? Yes
Racial Demographics:African American – 99% Latino – 1%