The 2018 Application Season is Open! Click here to Apply for Fall 2018. The applications deadline for the 2018 Lottery is January 15th, 2018.
Applications for Current Year Transfers will continue to be accepted and added to our 2017 wait lists.
Philadelphia's design-based tuition-free public charter school
It’s CHAD’s annual WinterFest. Please join us Friday, December 15th from 4-6pm for our annual celebration of student achievements. There will be awards, games, performances, and the amazing student show.
Alumni, there is a special reception JUST FOR YOU at 5 pm. Reconnect with old friends, teachers, and classmates. See how your school has grown. Learn how you can help CHAD rise to the next level!
Poster Design Credit: Zahli Bhayroo / CHAD '21
Visit us for an Open House and see what makes this great school tick! There are two scheduled Open Houses this fall: Tuesday, September 26th and Tuesday, October 24th. Both are from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. There will be brief presentations, opportunities to tour the school, and chances to meet teachers, students, and the administrative leadership.
The Summer Mailer has been sent! It's full of information to help prepare for starting school this September. Look for it in your mail this week. Can't wait? Click here to see what's inside!
Celebrate your senior year with a Prestige portrait session. Decide which achievements you want to celebrate. Choose the session that gives you all the poses/backgrounds you want.
Every Thursday, for two months, senior Environmental Design students from the Charter High School for Architecture and Design (CHAD) saddled up with bags of groceries and excitedly made their way to Penn State Center Philadelphia’s demonstration kitchen, ready to cook.
A Seat At The Table: Collaborative Cooking Classes with Philadelphia’s Charter High School for Architecture + Design Students and Penn State Extension Nutrition Links