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Our Mission at CAP

Community Academy of Philadelphia (CAP) a Pennsylvania Charter School is an independent public school.  Our school is accredited PK-12 by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.


Our mission is to effectively serve urban youth in search of a positive school experience in a supportive environment. CAP is dedicated to the whole child and believes that education is not just acquiring facts and skills but having the emotional and stable capacity to apply them in the real world. CAP is dedicated to offering a quality education while also responding to the non-academic student issues that can have a significant impact on academic and overall emotional/social functioning.


CAP believes that attention to the whole child requires an attentive, multi-layered learning style setting. CAP encourages the arts and cultural activities as fundamental to a sound education. Our school challenges each student to explore his/her personal and academic potential as future adult Americans in an evolving democracy and ever-changing world.  In the words of Epictetus, “Only the educated are free.”


Our school holds paramount the needs of our students and challenges the faculty and staff to be creative and nurturing.  Our school values personal responsibility.  We believe that a trusting, caring and mutually respectful relationship must exist between adults and young people.  We affirm that a safe environment, free from violence, abuse and intimidation is possible within a framework of adult leadership.


Every aspect of CAP is dedicated to providing a quality education while keeping in mind the special needs of our students.  CAP is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and multi-religious family that holds camaraderie and cooperation as essential values.  CAP does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, sexual preference, religion, disability, or ethnic or national origin, but rather seeks to empower the diverse young people of Philadelphia through a productive and satisfying school program.