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Chester Community Charter School

Mission Statement

The Chester Community Charter School is dedicated to empowering students as learners through the development of a results-driven academic environment, which includes a partnership with parents, a focus on building life skills and the desire for knowledge. It is our mission to assist students in developing the necessary academic, social and emotional skill sets to prepare them for successful academic experiences in high school, post-secondary education and beyond.

Our approach teaches students how to ask probing questions and to find answers, rather than memorizing and repeating facts.

By the time our students graduate from 8th grade, we feel confident that they have a solid foundation to be self-sufficient learners for the rest of their lives. They will have the ability to communicate confidently and well in the electronic world, at large, and will be proficient in reading, mathematics, and language, as defined by state standards.

Our desire to empower children as learners is driven by a philosophy that proposes:

  1. Active learning
  2. Attention to individual learning styles
  3. Learning that integrates the senses, and
  4. Learning that is student-centered and, eventually, student-driven

Grades Served



Dr. David E. Clark Jr.


Sharon Beah-Watkins, Karlin Burks, Dr. Melvyn Burroughs, Curtis Callands, Timeka Ford-Smith, Christine Matijasich, Donald Odom

Year Opened


Current Enrollment


Hours of Operation


School Districts Served

Interboro, Penn-Delco, Philadelphia City, Ridley, Southeast Delco, William Penn, Chester-Upland, Chichester

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214 East 5th Street
Chester, PA 19013

Phone: 610.447-0400


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630 Freedom Business Ctr. Drive, 3rd Floor Suite, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone: 484-356-0191  /  Fax: 484-356-0190  /  Email: