The WOLCS Board of Trustees and administration have set their sights on moving the school from Good to Great. Most recently, we completed a major expansion that has created a state-of-the-art facility that now houses all grades K-8 in one building.  

True to the school's mission, we will continue to empower children to become lifelong learners in the areas of science, technology and the humanities by exposing them to innovative ways of teaching and learning, while preparing them for the challenges of the 21st Century.
Board of Trustee Meeting Dates, School Year 2019-2020 are listed below.
These meetings are open to the public.  
We encourage parents to attend school Board meetings. Visitors will be given an opportunity for public comment.
Location: West Oak Lane Charter School, 7115 Stenton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19138
Phone: 215-927-7995

Correspondence to Trustees should be directed to the Board Chair, Ava Willis-Barksdale, c/o the West Oak Lane Charter School, 7115 Stenton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19138 or awillis-barksdale@wolcs.org.

Board Members
Ava M. Willis-Barksdale - President
Wes Somerville - Vice President
David R. Bright - Treasurer
Nicole McLaurin - Secretary
Sharmain Matlock-Turner - President Emeritus
Irv Brockington
Dr. Linda Fleisher
Wendy Thomas
Stephen Hopkins
Darius Rodney-Hurst
Sylvia McKinney
Ayana Bradshaw


September 30, 2019 - 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
November 25, 2019 - 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
January 27, 2020 - 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
March 23, 2020 - 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
April 27, 2020 - 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
May 2020 (Retreat) - TBD - 9:00 AM  3:00 PM
June 29, 2020 (Annual Meeting) - 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
July 27, 2020 - 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM


Anti-Discrimination Policy

In administration of its education programs, admission policies, hiring decisions and other school administered operations, West Oak Lane Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or any other classification protected by applicable state and/or federal laws.