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   Last Day for Students (Early Dismissal)
   Dec 23 2014
   Winter Break - No School
   Dec 24 2014
   School Back in Session
   Jan 05 2015
   Parent Organization Meeting
   Jan 07 2015 at 06:00 PM
   Open & Reenrollment Begins
   Jan 12 2015
   Open & Reenrollment Period
   Jan 13 2015
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What's Happening at West Oak Lane Charter School


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...
Charter School , 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...
Fresh & Healthy: It's What's for Lunch at WOLCS
Click "Read More" to check out the Weavers Way article spotlighting our school lunch program.  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.