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43 Years to Dedication

  Founded in 1980 by Mr. Joseph Proietta, we are proud to be in our 43rd year of dedication to our city's future and our 16th full year in our state-of-the-art, 118,000+ sq. ft. facility on a 6.5-acre campus, located at 1100 E. Erie Ave (between “J” and “K” streets). With an enrollment of 1220+ students in grades K-12, CAPCS provides students with the educational tools and experience that will allow them to achieve success long after graduation. Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School is accredited nursery school through 12th grade by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (CESS) since 1995.

  Community Academy Charter School spans grades K-12 and the non-profit corporation has a daycare and pre-school open only to the children of students and staff. CAP has a total teaching faculty of 90+ representing a student-teacher ratio of 14:1. The High School Division offers numerous honors courses, a culinary course, and ten  AP courses: English Literature, Statistics, Environmental Science, Spanish, Art, English Language and Composition, Computer Science Principles, Government & Politics, Psychology, and Human Geography.

Community Academy is a member of the PENN-JERSEY League for sports and also offers many clubs and extracurricular programs, especially those related to music, visual arts and dance, including high school choir, drum line, and elementary division band. Support services are provided by our Emotional Support Team (EST) that includes a psychiatrist (MD), licensed therapists, and social workers; Lisa’s Place Health Services, including our certified school nurse (BSN RN) and certified medical assistant (BS); the Early Childhood Center (including daycare); a comprehensive Special Education Department coordinators and teachers and our two contracted bilingual school psychologists; English Language Learner (EL) support services and specialists; and a team of seasoned reading specialists.


  Providing a safe and secure environment and healthful school climate for students to learn and grow is a primary goal. To this end, CAP employs its own security personnel trained and certified by Temple University, Criminal Justice Training Programs, who monitor all aspects of on-campus behavior and access to the building. Comprehensive CCTV coverage of the campus and access control technology further assists their efforts to always be on the lookout for the safety and well-being of our students.