916 Christian St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 | 1242 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

CCCS North Building 215-925-7400

CCCS South Building 215-389-6000

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Monday to Friday

CCCS North: 215-925-7400 CCCS South: 215-389-6000

916 Christian St Phila PA 19147 1242 S 13th St Phila PA 19147

Philadelphia, PA 19147

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Monday to Friday

About Us

About CCCS

We opened our doors in 1999 with a desire to offer the highest level of academic and character development. We merge RESPECT THROUGHOUT ALL OF  Pennsylvania Standard Curriculum. We offer exciting programs and curriculum presented by qualified and energetic teachers. We nurture and challenge each student so they can achieve their maximum potential.​

We believe that emotional growth, intellectual maturity and social consciousness are the ultimate goals of a well rounded education. When a child is nurtured and offered various educational challenges throughout his or her scholastic career a well rounded individual is usually the happy result.

Our Mission

The mission of Christopher Columbus Charter School is to provide students with content-rich academic rigorous Core Knowledge education, with a well-defined, sequential curriculum in a safe, orderly, disciplined, and caring learning environment. CCCS students will learn to express themselves in at least one international language, and will utilize computer technology to support learning in all major subjects, and become literate in the technologies of the 21st Century.


The vision of the founding board members of Christopher Columbus Charter School was the development of a school community in the ever-changing “Italian Market” area of South Philadelphia, which could be a source of hope for children from all cultural backgrounds and family situations. This vision included welcoming all children so that they could experience the joy of learning. One of the major goals of the founding board members’ vision was to promote responsible citizenship and the skills for utilizing that citizenship throughout their lives.