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Pre-K – Grade 5

Inquiry Charter School

At Inquiry, we believe that how children learn is as important as what they learn. Our methods encourage creativity, support problem solving, and produce life-long learners.

 
WHAT SETS US APART

Our methods encourage creativity, support problem solving, and produce life-long learners.

We emphasize individual and exploratory learning through our outdoor classroom model for science, visits to such places as Fairmount Park and the Academy of Natural Sciences as well as unique on-campus experiences.

Inquiry Charter School ranked in the top 20% of all elementary schools in Philadelphia. The school is also designated as a model school in K-2 reading proficiency.* Inquiry serves students from across the city of Philadelphia. Interested families can apply online or contact us for an application and tour.


Leadership Team

HEAD OF SCHOOL

Claire Cohen
claire.cohen@belmontcharternetwork.org

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Amy Sherman
amy.sherman@belmontcharternetwork.org

 

A Day in the Life at Inquiry Charter School

Our methods encourage creativity, support problem solving, and produce life-long learners.

Mornings at Inquiry

 

Each day, every class has a morning meeting where we learn about each other and have fun preparing for the day ahead.

 

This also helps us to build strong relationships among friends and between each teacher and student.

In the Classroom

 

Instruction is tailored to meet the individual needs of the students. Children work and are instructed at their own level.

 

Readers and Writers workshops are used as the basis of the literacy curriculum.

A Healthy Lifestyle

 

At recess, we promote physical activity as we believe it optimizes learning and provides creative social and emotional growth.

 

We offer healthy meal choices for breakfast, lunch and snack.

School Spirit

 

On Fridays, our whole school gathers to celebrate our school spirit and values of curiosity, generosity, and growth.

 

Every classroom has a yearly science theme that inspires their choice of class mascot.

Outdoor Classroom

 

Every week, we explore the pond at Fairmount Park as part of our environmental education focus. The pond is our outdoor classroom.

 

We work with the Academy of Natural Sciences to build a comprehensive and theme based science program.

After School

 

Many of the students stay after school for extended learning and fun.

 

Programs include art, music, science, and sports.

Parents as Partners

 

At Inquiry Charter School, the school day ends as our families pick up their students for the day.

 

We consider families our partners, inviting them in for celebrations and events throughout the year.