Built on a dream & a hope: 2 Philadelphia schools providing an alternative to public schools

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Community Partnership School, the vision of Germantown Academy head James Connor, opened its doors in 2006 to 34 children in grades pre-K to 1st grade. A collaboration between Germantown Academy and Project H.O.M.E., the school was founded on the belief that with the private school curriculum and the same tools, inner-city children can achieve and go on to competitive college-prep schools. Founded in 2007, Boys Latin of Philadelphia Charter School is a single-sex college prep school (grades 9 through 12) in Southwest Philadelphia. This June, the school graduated its first class of 12th graders with 96 percent of the class headed to college.

We’ll talk about how these schools are run, their challenges and success, their curricula and missions and the students they serve with DAVID HARDY, CEO of Boys Latin, and ERIC JONES, head of school for Community Partnership School.

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