Upcoming Events
   Hershey's Candy Fundraiser
   May 07 2015
   WOLCS Talent Show
   Jun 03 2015 at 06:00 PM
   Parent Organization Meeting
   Jun 03 2015 at 06:00 PM
   8th Grade Class Trip
   Jun 10 2015
   8th Grade Graduation
   Jun 17 2015 at 04:00 PM
   Early Dismissal @ 12:00PM
   Jun 19 2015
Quick Links
Parent Online Application

New Student Application Nueva Aplicación Del Estudiante Register online to manage your child’s Cafeteria account at www.parentonline.net.

What's Happening at West Oak Lane Charter School


Family Fun & Student Incentive Day
WOLCS’ Annual Family Fun & Student Incentive Day at Clementon Park Splash World…All students and their family are welcome! Click on the link for more information.  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...
Parent & Guardian Impact Survey
The survey is designed to find out what you think about your child's school. We encourage you to take the survey for each of your children! The District-wide Parent & Guardian Impact Survey is open to parents and guardians of students in Philadelphia public and Charter schools.  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...
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.