Now accepting applications for grades K-2

How do I apply?

  • Go to applyphillycharter.org on your phone, tablet or computer
  • Create an account and fill out your family profile
  • Select Philadelphia Hebrew Public Charter School
  • Submit the application

What information do I need to apply?

  • Parent/guardian’s name, email address and home address
  • Student’s date of birth, current school and grade, and the grade applying for in 2020-21 school year

Application window opens

September 20, 2019

Application deadline

January 27, 2020

Should we receive more applications than there are spots for enrollment, we will notify you by February 19, 2020 about the outcome of our lottery.

For assistance, please email us at info@philadelphiahebrewpublic.org or call 267.225.1511.


Eligibility & Student Preferences

Philadelphia Hebrew Public is a tuition-free public charter school open to any student who is a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia Hebrew Public will serve all students, regardless of level of need, and provide the continuum of Special Education services and related services as required in an IEP or 504 plan or for an English Language Learner. All students entering Kindergarten must be five years old by September 1, 2020. All students entering 1st grade must be six years old by September 1, 2020. Student preferences include:

  • Students who are residents in Philadelphia are given first preference.
  • The child(ren) of a current employee or original founding member of Charter School is exempted from the lottery process if there is space in the grade sought.
  • Siblings (defined as children having one common parent) of students enrolled at Charter School from the prior school year are exempted from the lottery provided there is space available for the grade sought. Siblings must be Philadelphia residents to be eligible for this preference. A sibling lottery will be held if there are more siblings than seats available in any grade.


Should the school receive more applications that we have spots available in kindergarten and 1st grade for the 2020-21 school year, we will hold a lottery for applicants on Friday, February 7th at 3300 Henry Avenue. Parents and families are invited to join, but attendance is entirely optional. The lottery results will be posted on this website, recorded the charter school’s Board Meeting Minutes, and mailed to parents/guardians via first class mail.

Any applications received after the lottery has been conducted will be added to a waitlist for the grade sought and assigned the next sequential number from the lottery process for the grade sought.