Our high school serves almost 450 members of our community. In alignment with the Pennsylvania state standards, we offer our students a college-preparatory and career-ready education, including a wide range of electives, such as Music, Art, Robotics, Ecology, Zoology, and Culinary. In addition, we also have four Advanced Placement courses: US History, US Government, Calculus, and Literature and Composition.
Currently, a capital improvement project is underway as we have begun construction on a state of the art Bio-Tech STEM Lab and greenhouse that will be opening for the upcoming 2017 school year. This is our next step in our vision for preparing students for the ever-evolving career fields of the 21 st century.
In addition to our academics, our school also offers a wide range of extracurricular activates. Philadelphia Academy is the home of the Chargers! Our varsity teams include Golf (Three time city champions), Boys Soccer (Three time city champions, One time PIAA champions), Girls Soccer (One time city champions, One time PIAA champions), Baseball (One time city champions), Softball (Two time PIAA champions, One time city champions), Boys Basketball, and Girls Basketball (Celebrating our first student with a 1,000 + career points). Our academic extracurricular activities are showcased by our Chess and Debate teams, as well as the following programs: Ethics, World Views, Research Lab, Silent Study, Yearbook Committee, Environmental/Ecology, Community Service, and Model United Nations.
Post-secondary, we pride ourselves in the fact that 100% of our students leave Philadelphia Academy with an immediate path for the future, whether it is a career field, military service, or higher education, with approximately 85% of our graduating students choosing to pursue a college degree.