The Application Deadline for the 2017-18 school year has passed.

Applications for the 2018-19 school year are now available.

The steps for our application process are outlined below. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to us (contact information below).

Click Here to Apply for the 2018-19 School Year


As a public charter school, we accept applications for any student in 6th and 7th grade who lives in Philadelphia. If we receive more applications than we have spots available, then we will hold a lottery containing all the names of submitted complete applications. Please review our application process and all the upcoming dates.
1) Application for Admission - Complete and submit the application online through SchoolMint by 2:00pm on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

2) Information Sessions - We recommend that families attend an information session to learn more about Young Scholars Charter School. Information sessions will be held on the following dates:

Thursday, November 9, 2017 11:00 AM-11:30 AM 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 3:30 PM-4:00 PM

 Wednesday, January 24, 2018 5:30 PM-6:00 PM 

Please RSVP via phone: 215-232-9727

3) Lottery - Because we are not selective, if there are more applicants than spaces available, students will be entered into a lottery and chosen at random. Entry into our lottery is contingent upon the application being submitted by Wednesday, January 31. Young Scholars’ lottery will be held electronically through the SchoolMint application system on Wednesday, February 28 at 5 PM, but please note that the lottery does not require family attendance. Students not selected in the lottery will be placed on our waitlist. Waitlists do not carry over year to year.

4) Enrollment - Acceptance/Waitlist letters will be distributed electronically through SchoolMint on Monday, March 5. If a student is admitted, parents are asked to sign and submit their intent to enroll form electronically through SchoolMint by Friday, April 13. Parents must submit an enrollment packet via SchoolMint which includes important health and proof of residency documents by Tuesday May 29th. We look forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at admissions@phillyscholars.org or call 215-232-9727.