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Thank You, Bill and Frances Graham!

William A. Graham IV OPC '58 Athletics and Wellness Center

On this beautiful autumn day, an exuberant pre-K to 12 Penn Charter community marked the next step in our campus transformation with a ceremonial groundbreaking for the William A. Graham IV OPC '58 Athletics and Wellness Center. We were pleased to announce the naming of the building for Bill Graham, a longtime friend and supporter of Penn Charter and, more recently, of the How Far? capital campaign.

With our ceremonial groundbreaking complete, we look forward to hosting PC/GA Day on Nov. 9 on our athletics fields. We will soon select a contractor for the future Graham Athletics and Wellness Center from the submitted bids. And, probably in December, the contractor will secure the site by erecting fencing around it. Construction is estimated to take 14 to 18 months.

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Architectural rendering of the main entry view of PC Graham Athletics&Wellness Center

What does "state-of-the-art facility" mean? Details about the Graham Athletics and Wellness Center.

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Bill Graham OPC '58

On Friday, Oct. 4, more than 1,000 pre-K to 12 students, teachers, staff, OPCs and parents gathered to celebrate a ceremonial groundbreaking for a facility that ushers in a new era for Penn Charter's campus.

Named for William A. Graham IV OPC '58, the Graham Athletics and Wellness Center will be the place where we fortify the PC athletics legacy, cheer the Quakers, and combine health and physical education to promote fitness for life for each and every student.

The facility will be a community hub and the place where we gather for memorable, all-school traditions like the assembly that opens each new academic year and the all-school Meeting for Worship that signals each year's final weeks.

William A. Graham IV OPC ’58 and Frances Robertson Graham are the largest lifetime donors to Penn Charter and the couple's gift to the How Far? capital campaign for the new facility is the largest gift to the Athletics and Wellness Center. 

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    By the light of our charter

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    • Teams of classmates excavating history - and archaeological sites
    • A student using a 3-D printer to invent his own musical instrument
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    How much farther can our light of knowledge shine?


    Our commitment:

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    • By creating a new, light-filled and child-centric Lower School, we can teach the way we wish, and in the way our students optimally receive information.