Spaces

Our campus is 47 acres of green and landmark buildings in the fifth largest city in the U.S. That is extraordinary. We will seize this opportunity and preserve the future of this treasure.

A New Lower School

Lower School

Our campus transformation is driven by plans for a new lower school designed especially for the way we teach.
 

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Athletics and Wellness Center

Athletics Facility

The superior facilities of the William A. Graham IV OPC '58 Athletics & Wellness Center will support physical education, health, sports and training to promote fitness and fortify the PC athletic legacy.

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Campus Master Plan

campus master plan

Our campus transformation will preserve existing buildings, repurpose vacant spaces, open new spaces for outdoor learning, and build on the ecology of these 47 acres.
 

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September 2021

Graham Athletics & Wellness Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Class of 2022 joined William A. Graham IV OPC '58 in front of the Graham Athletics & Wellness Center — the Graham for short — for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting marking the official opening of the new building. Cheers from students and teachers rose into the clear blue sky as they thanked Bill Graham for his gift that made the building possible. In a brief video message shown to students Friday morning, Frances Graham, his wife, predicted that students will enjoy the building so much they won't want to leave it.

 

December 2020

How Far? Campaign Announces New $125 Million Goal

The How Far? Campaign surpassed its original fundraising goal, and in December 2020 a new target of $125 million was approved by Penn Charter's Board to move the school through the final phase of its campus transformation. Watch the campaign update video

 

October 2020

Space: Graham Athletics & Wellness Center Construction Continues 

Construction on the William A. Graham IV OPC '58 Athletics & Wellness Center began in early 2020, and the project is on schedule for completion in July 2021. A small camera positioned on the roof of Gummere Library provided 24-hour livestream coverage of the construction site.

October 2019

Space: Graham Athletics & Wellness Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

On a beautiful October morning, the PC community celebrated the next phase of its campus transformation with a ceremonial groundbreaking for the William A. Graham IV OPC '58 Athletics & Wellness Center. Highlights from the day included a virtual tour of the building, our students "passing the shovel" and Bill Graham talking about his own Penn Charter experience.

April 2019

Spaces: Ceremonial Opening of Palaia Field

The PC community celebrated former coaches Palaia, Brown and Mellor, and their players, in a ceremony prior to the first game on the new Ralph F. Palaia Field. The day marked a milestone: completion of the first of three projects in a campus transformation. Details.

November 2018

Spaces: Baseball Field Groundbreaking

In November, members of the PC community gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking on the site of the new baseball facility, the linchpin in Penn Charter's campus transformation.

Fall 2018

Spaces: Campus Transformation Moves Forward

Work begins on the linchpin of the campus transformation: the construction of a new baseball field on Strawbridge Campus.

Summer 2017

Spaces: Preserving Our Landmark Buildings

Jeanne Donovan Fisher's endowed gift will protect and maintain the Richard B. Fisher Middle School in perpetuity.

2017

Spaces: PC Announces Land Purchase

PC purchases School House Lane Property

May 2017

Spaces: Perrott Field Resurfaced, Rededicated


Fall 2015

Spaces: Maguire Stadium Field Dedicated

Maguire Field advances Penn Charter's Strategic Vision to develop space and facilities that support excellence in every aspect of the Penn Charter program.

Fall 2015

Spaces: Fast New Track!

PC completes installation of a new eight-lane track with premium surface and announces new coaching structure.

2015

Spaces: PC Dedicates Blaine Center

Dedication of Blaine A. Steinberg OPC '11 Center for Fitness and Performance highlights PC/GA Day.

2013-2016

Spaces: Where Ideas Come to Life

IdeaLabs, first for Middle School and Upper School, and then for Lower School, provide space and tools for students to create, collaborate and innovate through project-based learning.

Student and coaches working out in a gym
Fall 2014

Spaces: New Center, New Fitness Program

Penn Charter's strength and conditioning program provides students with access to state-of-the-art training facilities and expert fitness instruction.

January 2013

Overseers Approve Strategic Vision

"Educating Students to Live Lives that Make a Difference" is the overarching goal of Strategic Vision for the future of Penn Charter.

2010-2012

The Beginning: A Strategic Plan

Penn Charter engages in intensive effort to develop a new strategic plan; OPCs, parents, students and faculty involved.

Latest Spaces Updates

Closer Than Ever

Penn Charter’s singular investment of time, resources and attention to the How Far? campaign is paying off.

Banding Together

This year, two OPC classes announced major collaborative gifts to the How Far? campaign that will directly support Penn Charter’s campus transformation. 

portrait of Dr. Joseph Shipon, wearing a dark suit and bowtie.

Jacob A. Shipon's three children and eight grandchildren name the new athletic training space in his memory.

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