Why Collegium?

Collegium Charter School is the smart choice in public education.  Please view our PDE School Performance Profile.  Prior to the PA Department of Education (PDE) discontinuing the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) indicator, as a PA LEA (local education agency) Collegium made AYP year after year.  Collegium is the only PA charter school in the Top 50 PA High Schools Ranked by SAT Scores. In 2011, Collegium was selected as a PA LEADS school by the PDE. Collegium has been selected as one of the Top 100 High Schools in the region by Philadelphia Magazine.  

Our students have been accepted at the following colleges and universities:

Albright College * Alvernia University * American University * Antonelli Institute of Art & Photography * Art Institute of Philadelphia * Bloomsburg University * Bradley University * Brigham Young University * Bryn Athyn College * Bryn Mawr College * Cabrini College * California University of Pennsylvania * Chatham University * Chestnut Hill College * Cheyney University * Clarion University * Dickinson College * Drexel University * Duquesne University * Eastern University * East Stroudsburg University * Elizabethtown College * Elmira College * Elon University * Fashion Institute of Technology * Gettysburg College * Gwynedd-Mercy College * Harrisburg University of Science & Technology * Immaculata University * Indiana University of Pennsylvania * ITT Technical Institute * James Madison University * Kaplan University * Keystone College * Kutztown University * Lafayette College * LaRoche College * LaSalle University * Lebanon Valley College * Lehigh University * Liberty University * Lock Haven University * Lycoming College * Mansfield University * Marymount College * Messiah College * Millersville University * Montclair State University * Montco Community College * Moore College of Art & Design * Mt. Aloysius College * Mount St. Mary's * Neumann College * Pennsylvania College of Technology * Pennsylvania State University * Philadelphia University * Point Park University * Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute *Restaurant School at Walnut Hill *Robert Morris University * Salisbury University * Seton Hall University * Shippensburg University * Slippery Rock University * St. Charles Borromeo * St. Joseph's University * St. John's University * Stevens Institute of Technology * Susquehanna University * Syracuse University * Temple University * Theil College * Universal Technical Institute * University of Alabama * University of Delaware * University of Maryland * University of Pennsylvania * University of Pittsburgh * University of Richmond * University of the Arts * Ursinus College * Villanova University * Wake Forest University * Washington College * Washington & Jefferson College * Waynesburg University * West Chester University * Widener University * York College

Here's why some of our families chose Collegium:  

  1. "Full-day kindergarten, academics, uniforms, and discipline."
  2. "Every parent that I have spoken with is very happy with their experiences there.  I have heard nothing but positive feedback and success stories."
  3. "Aggressive educational curriculum."
  4. "Uniforms, curriculum, longer hours/school days."
  5. "Excellent reputation for academics and extra-curricular activities. Current parents (our friends) are satisfied."
  6. "CCS was recommended by a teacher who is a close family friend." 
  7. "For its curriculum as well as the length of the kindergarten day."
  8. "Full-day kindergarten, curriculum, and diversity."
  9. "I have talked to a number of other parents whose children attended CCS and felt it would be a great place for my daughter to pursue her education."
  10. "I have had conversations with parents of current/former students and they have all given the highest praise to this school and its curriculum."
  11. "I prefer an elevated academic curriculum for my children."
  12. "The classes are smaller and more intimate."
  13. "We liked the feedback from parents who currently have children attending and the recommendation from our current pre-school."
  14. "CCS is in alignment with the same goals we have for our daughter, which are an excellent education, to be competent, express creativity, and understand the importance of community."
  15. "The curriculum and environment provide a great atmosphere for learning and it was highly recommended."
  16. "My friend gave good feedback and says it provides a high quality education."
  17. "I want my daughter in a strictly learning environment."
  18. "I like that the classes are smaller and that the children are taught Spanish starting in kindergarten."
  19. "For a more challenging full-day program with an emphasis on specials."
  20. "For its strong academic program."
  21. "Higher standard for education and accountability.  Disciplined environment and enrichment programs."
  22. "We would like to see our daughter challenged everyday.  And, there's a variety of different programs...language, music, and art...not offered at our neighborhood elementary school."
  23. "The teachers' broader approach to education and expanding beyond the core competencies.  Embraces liberal arts and the creative approach to reading, math, history, and science."
  24. "CCS has a great focus on academics and discipline.  People who work here care about my child's education."
  25. "We like the curriculum and we have been pleased with our son's education."
  26. "First-hand knowledge of Collegium and its strengths."
  27. "We believe Collegium will allow [my child] to reach his full potential."
  28. "I selected CCS because I'd like [my child] to have an excellent education, to understand the importance of community, and be able to express his creativity."
  29. "We desire a more personalized education for our daughter."
  30. "For the best education."
  31. "Excellent experience of our older daughter going to Collegium."
  32. "I work here and I see the great job we do with our students."
  33. "Collegium's wonderful curriculum and the benefit of being closer to my job."
  34. "From what I've heard, it's a great school and I believe my child will succeed there."
  35. "Recommendation of friends."
  36. "So [my child] can receive a great education."
  37. "Strong academic curriculum, full-day kindergarten, and diversity."
  38. "Location, full-day kindergarten, [I] feel the curriculum will match my child's needs."
  39. "We like the curriculum and the services provided."
  40. "I have heard good things from friends who have their children attending the school."
  41. "[The] longer day, full-day kindergarten, diversity, uniforms, and location."
  42. "I am VERY impressed with the curriculum."
  43. "[The] curriculum, college-prep, and foreign language starts in kindergarten."
  44. "Positive feedback from other parents that have their children enrolled."
  45. "I believe that this school will best suit my child and improve his ability to learn, as it did for my other children."
  46. "I already have a daughter in this school and she loves it.  Great teachers and education."
  47. "I chose Collegium because the academics seem to be amazing, a lot of diversity, and you focus on respect for oneself and others."
  48. "CCS focuses on unique talents of the kids.  It works in the direction of their characters so they can achieve a bright future."
  49. "My son has done very well in the school so we would like our daughter to attend."
  50. "Enhanced education for the 'whole child.'"