Young Scholars is currently accepting applications for the wait list for the 2022-23 school year. 
The application for the 2023-24 school year will open on Friday September 23rd.


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 Apply Philly Charter by Monday, January 23, 2023.

2) Information Sessions - We recommend that families attend an information session to learn more about Young Scholars Charter School. Please email [email protected] for details.  

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 Monday, January 23rd. Young Scholars’ lottery will be held electronically through the SchoolMint application system on Wednesday, February 8th at 5 PM.  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 by Friday, February 10th. If a student is admitted, parents are asked to sign and submit their intent to enroll form electronically through SchoolMint by Friday, March 10th. Parents must submit an enrollment packet via SchoolMint which includes important health and proof of residency documents by Friday, May 26th. We look forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected] or call 215-232-9727.