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The Enrollment Process

Thank you for you interest in the Philadelphia Charter School for Arts and Sciences!

This page is designed to help you understand the enrollment process and submit your enrollment application.

You may click any of the sections below to move ahead on the page.

How to Enroll

Submitting an online application for enrollment is easy!

The application for the 2025-2026 is will open on September 20, 2025. On that day, click the box below to apply through the Apply Philly Charter website. We accept applications for grades K-8 and have rolling admissions.

eNROLLMENT application

Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school is still open. You may use the link above to enroll.

Apply Philly Charter offers 11 different translations of the enrollment application, including, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Vietnamese.

Who is Eligible to Enroll?

The School District of Philadelphia has dictated that admission into The Philadelphia Charter School for Arts and Sciences must be governed by catchment area. All applicants must, at the time of application and completion of the enrollment process, reside in the charter school’s catchment area.

Any school-aged child residing in the designated catchment area is eligible for admission based on current enrollment numbers for any particular grade throughout the academic school year. We accept applications for kindergarten through eighth grade.

Click here to check if your student lives in our catchment area.

Important Dates

September 20, 2024

Application made available for the 2025-2026 school year on the Apply Philly Charter website


January 21, 2025
Application deadline. In order to be notified of acceptance status by February 7, 2025 applications must be submitted by January 21. (Applications will still be accepted after the application deadline, although families will be notified of acceptance status after February 7th.)

February 7, 2025

Families are notified of acceptance status

February 21, 2025

Acceptance deadline. Families must accept the student seat offer by February 21 to continue the enrollment process for the upcoming school year.

Please note: There will be an Application Pause from January 22, 2025 - February 23, 2025. The application will reopen on February 24.

Need help getting started with your Apply Philly Charter enrollment application?

Click HERE for step by step instructions and apply today.


Admissions Requirements and Policies
  • Kindergarten applicants MUST be five years old on or before September 1, 2025.
  • All applicants must, at the time of application and completion of the enrollment process, reside in the Arts and Sciences catchment area.
  • There is no deadline to apply! Admission is rolling and available seats in any particular grade are filled based upon timestamped receipt of the submitted application.
  • If there are more applicants from the catchment area than seats available in any particular grade, then a waitlist is generated for that grade on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Waitlists remain valid for one school year only, and are based on the current school year applications.
  • New waitlists are generated every school year. If an applicant on the waitlist is not notified of acceptance, then they must reapply for the next school year. 

download the arts and sciences admission policy

I've Submitted My Application, Now What?

Once your application for enrollment has been successfully submitted, simply wait for the results! Application results will be sent to applicants on February 7, 2025.

There will be a pause in enrollment from January 22, 2025 - February 23, 2025.

After February 23, 2025, Arts and Sciences will continue accepting students and notifying families of results on a rolling basis.

For any questions or assistance, please contact the Admissions Office: (215) 537-2554

The Philadelphia Charter School for Arts and Sciences is committed to educational equality and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, disabilities, gender or any other legally protected classification.