Apply to K-8 Schools


Charter Schools

Families can easily apply to most charter schools in Philadelphia through Apply Philly Charter (! Submit one application to multiple schools by January 27, 2020. See the participating schools here.

For charter schools not participating in Apply Philly Charter, learn about their application process and deadlines on



Children’s Scholarship Fund

At the fair, families can also apply for private school scholarships through Children’s Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia. CSFP provides four-year, needs-based, partial scholarships for up to three children in a family to a Philadelphia private school.

Apply for the priority deadline by November 15, 2019. A second lottery will be held for applications received up to March 1, 2020.


Private Schools

Most private schools accept applications independently. Learn more about their applications process by viewing their school profile on and clicking the “Apply Now” button.

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Public Schools

Families interested in applying to a public District school outside of their neighborhood and citywide- or special-admission schools must apply through the School Selection Process application, due November 1st.

Students can apply to up to five schools through the application, not including their neighborhood school.

Kindergarten registration for District neighborhood schools usually opens in January and ends in May. See more details here.