Your Community School in Southwest Philadelphia

Hardy Williams High is a city-wide charter school serving over 600 students and their families in 7th through 12th grade. Students enjoy a strong sense of community and belonging in a safe environment, supported by caring and committed teachers and staff who return year after year. Along with a rigorous academic program, Hardy Williams High students have opportunities for internships, athletics and a variety of after school programs in preparation for high school and postsecondary success.  Every student has a clear path after graduation-whether enrolling in a 4-year university or entering the workforce.

615

Students

7-12

Grades

Our School

Hardy Williams offers offers an academically rigorous program designed to prepare all students for postsecondary success.

Students develop:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Content Knowledge
  • Independence
  • Leadership skills
  • Grit
  • Resilience

We offer:

  • Several Electives and Varied Courses
    • From introductory to college level
    • AP courses and additional options available for highly motivated students
    • STEM Honors program in 7th through 10th grade
  • Special Education Programming
    • We serve all students
    • Each student’s strengths and needs are considered
    • Partner with families each step of the way
  • College and Career Prep
    • Sophomores complete an 18-week internship
    • Seniors participate in college trips, a senior seminar course, get assistance with FAFSA form completion and receive support with the college application process
    • Students graduate prepared with a plan to enter college, the workforce or a pathway of their choice

 

Hardy Williams offers a variety of athletic activities and clubs.  Hardy Williams High participates as members of the PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association) within the District XII Public League. Middle school teams play in a variety of leagues across the city.

Some examples include:

  • Band
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Choir
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Field Hockey,
  • Film Club
  • Football
  • Glee Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Newspaper
  • Poetry Slam
  • Robotics
  • Step Team
  • Student Council
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • The STEM Honors program offered at Hardy Williams High prepares students for college and the workforce through a rigorous program rooted in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills and concepts.
  • Students learn critical and creative thinking skills, communication and collaboration, and real-world problem solving.
  • The program uses Project Lead the Way, a hands-on design curriculum, and is aligned to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
  • In the 2017-2018 school year, the program at Hardy will be offered for grades 7-10, with the program expanding to serve grades 7-12 in the future.
  • Students who are accepted to the program participate in various opportunities that accelerate their learning, such as engaging summer programs, dual enrollment, and STEM enrichment activities.

Our Team

98%

Of seniors earn a postsecondary acceptance

"There's a charter school called Mastery in Philadelphia. And in just two years, three of the schools that Mastery has taken over have seen reading and math levels nearly double - in some cases, triple...Now, if a school like Mastery can do it, every troubled school can do it."

-President Barack Obama