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Welcome to Ad Prima Charter School
2023-2024 School Year Enrollment Information 
The application window for the 2023-2024 School Year ended on January 31, 2023. The school lottery took place on Thursday, March 16, 2023. No applications will be accepted at this time. Results were sent via SchoolMint based on your notification preferences immediately following the lottery. If your child's name was selected during the lottery, the deadline to accept the offer was Friday, March 24, 2023. Enrollment packets were provided via SchoolMint beginning on March 27, 2023. The deadline to complete the enrollment packet was April 15, 2023. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Enrollment

Who can attend Ad Prima Charter School?

All students residing in Philadelphia are eligible to enter the lottery for Ad Prima Charter School.

Students do not have to take an entrance exam to attend.

Where is Ad Prima Charter School located?

Ad Prima Charter School has two campuses.  One campus is located in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia at 8034 Thouron Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19150.  The other campus is in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia at 1922 N. 63rd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19151.

What grade levels does Ad Prima Charter School serve?

Ad Prima Charter School serves students in Kindergarten through eighth grade.

How old does my child need to be to enroll into Kindergarten?

Students are required to be five years of age before or on September 1, 2023 in order to enroll. 


When is the application available for the 2024-2025 School Year?

For the 2024-2025 school year, the application will be available on November 1, 2023 via the school’s website: www.adprimacharterschools.org.

Does Ad Prima Charter School give sibling preference for admission?

Yes, Ad Prima Charter School gives preference to students with siblings currently attending Ad Prima Charter School. 

When will the lottery be held?

The lottery for both campuses was held via Zoom on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

When will I find out if my child has been accepted to Ad Prima School?

After the lottery, all applicants will receive an email letting them know if they were selected in the lottery or placed on the wait-list. The families of all applicants are notified via SchoolMint through email or text.

What happens after the lottery?

If your child was not selected, you can view their current position on the wait-list by logging into your SchoolMint.com account. If your applicant was selected, you will receive an email to complete your applicant’s enrollment packet. 


What time does school start and end each day?

School doors open at 7:30 a.m. Classes begin at 8:00 a.m., and students are marked tardy if they are not in their classrooms at 8:00 a.m.  Dismissal is at 4:00 p.m.  Please make every effort to have your child arrive before 8:00 a.m. and picked up at 4:00 p.m.

Does Ad Prima Charter School offer a foreign language?

Yes, while all subjects and instruction are taught in English, students in every grade have Spanish lessons.  English as a Second Language services are available as well.

How many students are in each class?

The average classroom size ranges from 21-24 students.

Will I be able to tour the campuses?

Yes, virtual tours are available upon request.


Are students required to wear a uniform?

Yes, students are required to adhere to a dress code. Click here for the uniform policy: Policies – Parents – Ad Prima Charter School (adprimacharterschools.org) .

Parents are required to purchase uniforms from Flynn and O’Hara uniform store, www.flynnohara.com.


Is school bus transportation available?

School bus transportation is available for eligible students in Grades 1 - 6. SEPTA Fare Cards are available for eligible students in Grades 7 and 8. Students who are eligible for the school bus and SEPTA fare cards are required to live 1.5 miles or more away from the campus where the student is enrolled.


Does Ad Prima Charter School offer free meals?

All students receive free breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is served starting at 7:30 a.m. Lunch is served during designated lunch periods. All meals are provided by Nutritional Development Services.


Does Ad Prima Charter have before/after school care?

No, school hours are 7:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m.


Does Ad Prima offer extracurricular or enrichment activities?

Yes, Ad Prima Charter School offers a wide variety of extracurricular and enrichment activities. However, activities may vary by campus.  Ad Prima currently offers After School Tutoring, Legacy Tennis, Tech Girlz, and Robotics Club.  Ad Prima’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society meets once a month after school.l


Does Ad Prima offer Summer programs?

Yes, Ad Prima offers summer programs that include Extended School Year(ESY), Summer

Enrichment, STEM, and tutoring.


What is the Student Code of Conduct?

Click here for Student Code of Conduct


What is the Ad Prima grading scale?










75 and below 


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