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What's Happening at West Oak Lane Charter School

School Uniform Compliance
School Uniform Compliance
As we prepare to close the 2014-2015 school year, it is important to reflect on where we are headed as a school. In the coming year, one area of emphasis will be uniform compliance. It is the expectation that all students arrive to school each day in full uniform. Please click "Read more" to review WOLCS Uniform expectations   READ MORE...
WOLCS 4 x 100m Team wins at the Penn Relays
Congratulations to Jayvon Croston, Brandon Barnes, Jarel Wilson and Darren Williams for winning 1st Place at the 120th Penn Relays, held Friday, April 24, 2015.  READ MORE...
WOLCS is requesting quotes for several services for the upcoming school year
WOLCS is requesting quotes for several services for the upcoming school year  READ MORE...
Comcast Newsmakers Story
Comcast Newsmakers with Dr. Debbera Peoples-Lee
Dr. Lee shares “The Village Concept” of Educating and Nurturing Students in a first ever, Comcast Newsmakers School Interview.   READ MORE...
Dr. Debbera People-Lee
Meet our CEO: Dr. Debbera Peoples-Lee: WOLCS Chief Executive Officer
A 10 minute audio presentation sponsored by Executive Leaders Radio, the #1 business radio show from Philadelphia through Washington DC.  READ MORE...
Penn State Abington Partnership ‘lifts up’ students – Sponsored by PK Financial Group
Penn State Abington Partnership ‘lifts up’ students – Sponsored by PK Financial Group
Click "Read More" to find out more about the WOLCS-Penn State Abington Partnership - Sponsored by PK Financial Group. This partnership helped our sixth and seventh graders enthusiastically plunged into weeklong Lego robotics and creative writing camps at Penn State Abington Kids and Teen College.  READ MORE...
Free and Reduce Meal Application and Parent Online
Apply for Free and Reduce Meal Application and Parent Online  READ MORE...
Required School Supplies for 2014-15
The 2014-15 school year is almost here, make sure your students are prepared with the proper supplies.  READ MORE...
Welcome to Our School

West Oak Lane Charter School (WOLCS) is a vibrant K-8 public school located in the heart of Philadelphia's Northwest region.  Since opening its doors in 1998, WOLCS has educated thousands of students representing dozens of zip codes throughout the city.

As a charter school, WOLCS provides families with expanded choices in the types of educational opportunities that are available for their children within the public school system. 

The Board of Trustees and staff of WOLCS are committed to continuous improvement and academic excellence. This commitment has yielded significant results. Since 2006, our state test scores have risen sharply, and many of our students move onto some of Philadelphia’s most reputable charter, magnet, and other special admission schools. 

WOLCS students enjoy a safe, structured, nurturing and academically challenging environment in which they are able to develop morally, intellectually, culturally and socially to their fullest potential. 

Since its inception, WOLCS has provided students an opportunity to enjoy a public education on par with many private schools. Your continued support and contributions will help us to maintain smaller class sizes, purchase digital media resources, employ instructional aides, and support athletics and after-school programs.