Belmont Charter School
Belmont Charter School is a K-8 neighborhood school serving students and families in West Philadelphia. The mission of Belmont is as follows: “Growth – We celebrate our successes. We challenge ourselves to do better. Respect – We listen. We care. We help each other. Responsibility – We each do our best. We work as a team.” 98% of students are black and 99% are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Springboard welcomes Belmont back in 2015; Belmont had been an early school partner from 2012-2013.
The DePaul Catholic School
The DePaul Catholic School is a K-8 parochial school located in Northwest Philadelphia. It is “an innovative urban elementary school dedicated to carrying out the legacy of St. Vincent DePaul by empowering students to be life long learners, leaders and servants who build the kingdom of God.” 97% of students are black. DePaul has been a Springboard Summer site since 2014 through a partnership with Independence Mission Schools, a system of former Archdiocesan schools that provides high quality, low cost values-based education to some of Philadelphia’s students most in need. DePaul was also one of 4 schools to host Springboard Schoolyear in 2015.
Dr. Tanner G. Duckrey Elementary
Dr. Tanner G. Duckrey Elementary is a district school located in North-Central Philadelphia serving children in its neighborhood. Its mission is to “to educate all students to proficiency and beyond through the delivery of quality instruction, through best practices provided by highly qualified, nurturing, compassionate teachers, school staff and community stakeholders in partnership with parents to develop independent, successful, productive members of society.” 93% of students are black, and 100% are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Duckrey has been a Springboard Summer site since 2013 through a partnership with the School District of Philadelphia.
First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School
First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School is K-10th grade school serving a diverse student body comprised of children from all over the city of Philadelphia, from all ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds. The school’s primary goal is that all students, after two years of regular attendance, will read at or above grade level. The school believes in family literacy, providing the opportunity for students to study world languages, and creating pathways for students to delve into the international language of music. 41% of students are black, 22% are Hispanic, and 22% are white. Springboard welcomes First Philadelphia as a new program site in 2015 through a partnership with American Paradigm Schools.
Independence Charter School
Independence Charter School (ICS) is a community-based K-8 public charter school of academic excellence, centrally located in Philadelphia and serving a diverse community of learners. ICS provides an intellectually stimulating curriculum with a global focus designed to develop independent, thoughtful global citizens. They emphasize second language acquisition and integrate arts, ideas, and histories from around the world. 47% of students are black, 23% are white, 17% are Hispanic, and 5% are Asian. Springboard welcomes ICS as a new program site in 2015.
James G. Blaine Academics Plus School
James G. Blaine Academics Plus School is a district school in Northwest Philadelphia serving children in its neighborhood. Its mission is to “prepare every student for success in college or career through differentiated academic instruction, cutting edge technology-integration, and expanded enrichment opportunities.” 97% of students are black, and 100% are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Blaine has been a Springboard Summer site since 2013 through a partnership with the School District of Philadelphia. Blaine also hosted the pilot of Springboard Schoolyear in 2014.
John F. Hartranft Elementary
John F. Hartranft Elementary is a district school in North-Central Philadelphia serving kids in its neighborhood. It is “committed to creating a safe, positive learning environment in which our students will develop the academic and social skills necessary to lead a productive life.” 71% of students are black, 26% are Hispanic, and 100% are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Hartranft has been a Springboard Summer site since 2013 through a partnership with the School District of Philadelphia.
Mastery Charter: Harrity Elementary
Mastery Charter: Harrity Elementary is a K-8 school located in West Philadelphia. Its mission is for “all students to learn the academic and personal skills they need to succeed in higher education, compete in the global economy and pursue their dreams.” 94% of students are black, and 72% are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Harrity has been a Springboard Summer site since 2014 through a partnership with Mastery Charter Schools.
William McKinley Elementary
William McKinley Elementary is a K-8 district school located in Northeast Philadelphia serving children in its neighborhood. McKinley has set a “goal to produce career and college ready students who will be lifelong, independent learners prepared with 21st century skills.” 63% of students are Hispanic, 29% are black, and 100% are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. McKinley has been a Springboard Summer site since 2013 through a partnership with the School District of Philadelphia.
Morton McMichael Public School
Morton McMichael Public School is a K-8 district school located in West Philadelphia serving children in its neighborhood. McMichael “prepares every student to be academically successful and socially responsible. It is their mission to develop students that are prepared to handle any challenge in the future.” 90% of students are black, and 76% are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. McMichael has been a Springboard Summer site since 2014 through a partnership with Drexel University and the School District of Philadelphia.
Our Mother of Sorrows/St. Ignatius of Loyola School
The Our Mother of Sorrows/St. Ignatius of Loyola School is a K-8 parochial school located in West Philadelphia. Its mission is “to provide a Christ-centered quality education, to foster a spirit of inquiry and intellectual growth and to prepare children to meet the challenges of the 21st Century in a healthy, safe and caring environment.” 99% of students are black. St. Ignatius has been a Springboard Summer site since 2014 through a partnership with Independence Mission Schools. St. Ignatius was also one of 4 schools to host Springboard Schoolyear in 2015.
People for People Charter School
The underlying purpose of the People for People Charter School is to equip students with a challenging educational experience in which the fundamentals of entrepreneurship are a primary focus. Economic, community, and career education are being integrated into all subject areas in each grade. Students will acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and interests through a highly innovative program. 95% of students are black, and 78% are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Springboard welcomes People For People as a new program site in 2015.
Saint Malachy Catholic School
Saint Malachy Catholic Elementary School has been located in North Philadelphia since 1861. As a Catholic elementary school, they empower our students to do their best to learn, and to apply their knowledge, values, and God-given talents to meet the challenges of a morally complex 21st century. They are dedicated to providing a family-oriented environment that encourages academic excellence. 98% of students are black. Springboard welcomes Saint Malachy as a new program site in 2015 through a partnership with Independence Mission Schools. Saint Malachy was also one of 4 schools to host Springboard Schoolyear in 2015.
Samuel Powel Elementary School
Samuel Powel Elementary School is a K-4 district school located in West Philadelphia serving children in its neighborhood. The mission of Powel School is to “lay a foundation that will prepare students for success as adults, by ensuring that they have the academic and social skills to thrive at the next level.” Powel has been a Springboard Summer site since 2014 through a partnership with Drexel University and the School District of Philadelphia. Powel was also one of 4 schools to host Springboard Schoolyear in 2015.
St. Helena-Incarnation Catholic School
The mission of St. Helena-Incarnation Catholic School, IMS is to provide a faith – based education that empowers students to be high school, college and career ready, while instilling the moral foundation they need to become honorable and active community members. 52% of students are black, 27% are Asian, and 16% are Hispanic. Springboard welcomes St. Helena-Incarnation as a new program site in 2015 through a partnership with Independence Mission Schools.
St. Martin of Tours School
St. Martin of Tours School is a community of vibrant, diverse cultures passionate about its mission of “teaching and living the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ.” They prepare students to be life long learners in a global society, helping them to apply their skills through Leadership and Service opportunities. 42% of students are Hispanic, 29% are black, 12% are white, and 10% are Asian. Springboard welcomes St. Martin of Tours as a new program site in 2015 through a partnership with Independence Mission Schools.
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School
St. Thomas Aquinas is committed to supporting students as 21st Century Learners and Citizens in preparation for future success in high school, college and life. The school aims for all students to read at or above grade level, perform at or above grade level in Math, and skillfully apply all acquired knowledge in life situations. Each student will actively contribute to an environment of respect, cultural awareness and civic engagement. 44% of students are black, 35% are Asian, and 15% are Hispanic. Springboard welcomes St. Thomas Aquinas as a new program site in 2015 through a partnership with Independence Mission Schools.
Wissahickon Charter School
Wissahickon Charter School is a K-8 school located in Northwest Philadelphia serving students and families from across the city. Its mission is to “provide a community of learning with an environmental focus that stimulates the child’s intellectual, social, and character development.” 91% of students are black, and 70% are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Wissahickon is a founding school partner, continuously hosting Springboard programming since 2012! WCS also participated in Springboard’s 2013 Pre-K pilot.
Wissahickon Charter School: Awbury Campus
The Wissahickon Charter network opened its second elementary school in Fall 2014. Springboard is excited to continue serving these students and families!
Achieve Academy is a K-5 school located in the Fruitvale neighborhood. It is part of the Education for Change network of public charter schools. “Achieve implements rigorous, research based curriculum across grade levels that highlights flexible thinking and problem solving using multiple strategies.” The school has a strong commitment to student character development and parent engagement. It is a hub for community services including parent education and a bilingual medical clinic.
Cox Academy in East Oakland is part of the Education for Change public charter school network. This K-5 school is “committed to creating student leaders who are stewards of the greater community.” Cox provides “rigorous instruction in the core content areas while fostering critical thinking, problem solving and application of learning to prepare students for success in higher education.” Additionally, Cox creates a network of support for each of its families to maximize student achievement.
Allendale Elementary School
Allendale is an Oakland Unified School District Elementary in the Allendale Park neighborhood. Allendale’s mission is “to establish a community and an environment of learning, trust, and respect.” Allendale values teacher-family partnerships “to support high achievement and whole-child learning.” 475 Pre-K – 5th grade students attend the school. 80% of students receive free or reduced-price lunch, and 42% are English-language learners. This summer, Allendale will welcome students from Laurel Elementary for Springboard programming.
Acorn Woodland Elementary School
Acorn Woodland Elementary School serves 290 K-5 students in Oakland’s Elmhurst neighborhood. Acorn’s campus supports ongoing community engagement. AWE teachers visit the homes of each student in their class to set goals and establish family partnerships. 89% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch and 63% are English Language Leaners. Acorn Woodland will host students from EnCompass, RISE, and New Highland schools for Springboard summer 2015.
Piedmont Avenue Elementary School
Piedmont Avenue Elementary School is a K-5 school located in North Oakland that “emphasizes a college-going culture” for its students. Their vision is that “students will develop high level critical thinking, problem solving, and social skills to achieve personal excellence while preparing for higher education and to participate in a global society with respect for diversity.” They cultivate a “culture of high expectations” and also offer an Extended Learning Program with additional academic and leadership opportunities.
Hoover Elementary School
Hoover Elementary, located in the Hoover-Foster neighborhood, “develops the character of students and prepares them to meet or exceed proficiency in a full range of academic knowledge, skills, and technology in order to be responsible and productive citizens in the ever-changing multicultural world.” They promote this by actively pursuing STEM and creating a unique academic/home connection to fuel the students’ love of learning.
Reach Academy is located in Iveywood, Oakland on a “‘green’ campus featuring a modern computer lab, 5,000-book library, environmentally-friendly building, and rooftop garden.” The school develops its students into caring people who become accountable, capable citizens. Their mission emphasizes never-ending learning and becoming leaders in the community, environment, and each person’s life.
Brookfield Elementary School
Brookfield Elementary School is a PK-5 Oakland Community school that focuses on supporting students’ continued academic success while maintaining a safe environment conducive to learning. The school has many programs that include programming to serve English language learners, Special Education programs, mental health services, and expanded learning opportunities.
Aspire Triumph Technology Academy, Aspire Monarch Academy, and Aspire College Academy
The Aspire school network incorporates rigorous curriculum and instruction through clear learning goals, high standards, a balanced curriculum, and blended learning. Aspire “is an ecosystem of schools preparing every single student for college.” Aspire schools give students 15% more learning time than other public schools in California. Aspire Triumph Technology Academy serves 282 students in Frick from grades K-5. Aspire Monarch Academy serves 392 students from grades K-5 in the Iveywood neighborhood. Aspire College Academy serves 287 students from K-5 in the Eastmont neighborhood.
Castlemont serves the East Oakland community and is located on a campus that includes grades TK-12. The school develops students into agents of social change that will help develop the community around them. “Partnering with the community provides our students with opportunities to positively transform their surroundings and increase their social awareness and civic responsibility as they develop into critical thinkers, problem solvers and community leaders.”
ASCEND Elementary is a school serving 430 from grades K-8 whose mission includes closing the achievement gap in Oakland. The school fosters relationships between teachers, parents, students, and their community to engage positive change for young people.
Charles P. Howard Elementary School
Charles P. Howard Elementary School is part of the Oakland Unified School District serving the Eastmont community for grades K-5.
We are thrilled to partner with DCPS to manage programming for rising K through 4th grade students at 7 of their 8 summer school hubs. Each hub will host children from schools across the city, enabling Springboard to serve 800+ families from every corner of DC. Below are the 7 schools that will be Springboard sites this summer.