Your Community School in Center City

Lenfest is a city-wide charter school serving over 580 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, Lenfest 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.





Our School

Lenfest 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
  • Special Education Programming
    • We serve all students
    • Each students 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

Lenfest offers a variety of athletic activities and clubs. Lenfest 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:

  • Art Club
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess Club
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Drill Team
  • Drum Line
  • Football
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Glee Club
  • Lacrosse
  • Mural Arts
  • Music
  • National Honor Society
  • Running Club
  • Soccer
  • Step Team
  • Student Council
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook


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