Antonia Pantoja Charter School

Antonia Pantoja Charter School

Located at ASPIRA of PA Campus

  • Opened in 2008 with full enrollment in all 9 grades; grades K-8; 700 students
  • Technology-rich learning environment
  • 95% student attendance; 98% student retention; 94% teacher retention
  • 3 consecutive years of achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
  • 2011 School Performance Index (SPI) score of 2 out of 10 (1 is the top score for exemplary performance)

​​Click here to download the 2018-2019 school year calendar for ​Pantoja Charter

Enrollment for the 2018-2019 School Year

Due to a high demand for student enrollment and limited space, our school uses a lottery system to randomly select eligible students for acceptance. All students living in Philadelphia are welcome to enter the lottery online or in person. The online lottery will be open between October 2, 2017 and March 1, 2018. Paper applications are available for submission in the main office between February 1 and March 1 2018. Parents will be notified during the third week of March as to their student’s acceptance status.

Pantoja School Documents and Public Information

Academic Calendar: 2017 – 2018 Academic Calendar

Every Day Schedule: English / Espanol

Parent Involvement Policy

School-Parent Compact

Equity Plan

Pantoja School Supply List

Homeless Youth and Families Policy

Letter from the Principal

Dear Families:    

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! Antonia Pantoja Charter School’s mission is to create scholars that are bilingual community leaders. As partners, we share the responsibility for our students’ success and we want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

  1. Attends school every day and on time.
  2. Completes all homework assignments given by teachers.
  3. Reads daily at home to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills.

Please note the following information and expectations for a great and successful school year:

  • This letter is accompanied with a slip that indicates your child’s homeroom section. We ask that all supplies are labeled with the students’ homeroom number.
  • The first day of school is Monday, August 28, 2017 for all students. They will dismiss at Students are expected to report to school on time and in full uniform according to our school policy.
  • Kindergarten students can bring their supplies on August 23rd at the Meet and Greet at 5pm.
  • 1st-8th grade students can drop off their supplies any day before August 28th between the hours of 9am-3pm in order to begin the first day comfortably.
  • As a reminder, all students are expected to submit their summer task on September 5, 2017. This counts as your child’s first grade! Be sure to have it ready and on time.
  • Please submit your child/children’s health form by the first week of school. We encourage you to use the remainder of the summer vacation to get all physical and dental forms completed!
  • The $50 activity fee is now due! Please send all monies to the front office.

In closing, please enjoy the remaining days of summer.  It is our desire to keep you informed of all that is taking place at school. Up-to-date information will be sent to you via our website at, Class Dojo, and our Facebook page Antonia Pantoja Charter School. If you have questions or concerns that arise, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher and/or administration.

Yours truly,

Ms. González


Carta del Director 2017-2018:

Estimadas Familias:

¡Bienvenidos al año escolar 2017-2018!  La misíon de la escuela es crear lideres bilingüe en la comunidad. Como colaboradores compartimos la responsabilidad del éxito de nuestros niños  y haremos nuestro mayor esfuerzo para cumplir con nuestras responsabilidades.  Les pedimos que guíen  y apoyen a su niño /a para que:

  1. Asista a la escuela todos los días y a tiempo.
  2. Complete todas sus tareas.
  3. Lea diariamente en su casa para que desarrolle amor por la lectura y que mejore sus destrezas de

Por favor note lo siguiente para que estén al tanto de nuestras expectativas para que tengamos un año exitoso:

  • En esta carta le incluimos una etiqueta  con la sección de su niño/a.  Favor de indicar el salón de su hijo/hija en sus materiales.
  • El primer día de clases es el lunes, 28 de agosto.  Esperamos que los estudiantes lleguen a tiempo y con su uniforme completo, de acuerdo a las normas de nuestra escuela. 
  • Los estudiantes de Kindergarten deberán traer sus materiales escolares el 23 de agosto en la reunion con los maestros a las 5pm. Los estudiantes de 1ro a 8vo pueden traer sus materiales escolares antes del 28.
  • Cada estudiante debe entregar su paquete de verano el 5 de septiembre.
  • Si no ha traído los formularios de exámenes físico y dental, por favor envíelos la primera semana de clases. Favor de usar el resto de las vacaciones para asegurarse de que los formularios de los exámenes físicos y dentales estén completos.
  • Ya debe haber pagado la cuota de actividades de $50.00 para este año escolar. Favor de hacer su pago a la oficina.

¡Disfruten de lo que queda del verano! Favor de visitarnos diariamente o cada semana en el internet , Class Dojo y en  Facebook Antonia Pantoja Charter School para información sobre lo que ocurre en la escuela. Si hay preguntas o dudas durante el año escolar, pueden comunicarse con los maestros y la administración.


Srta. González   


Antonia Pantoja Charter School, School Principal

Principal’s Bio

After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Chestnut Hill College, Sandra Gonzalez went on to teach at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School for nine years — during which time she obtained a Master’s Degree from Gwynedd Mercy University. She served Antonia Pantoja Charter School as assistant principal from 2008 to 2010 before becoming school principal. She is also currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education from Holy Family University and raising a 5-year old daughter named Isabella.

Every Day Schedule:

Pantoja Philadelphia Charter School Schedule

Pantoja Philadelphia Charter School Schedule

Contact Info

4101 N. American Street Philadelphia, PA 19140

(p) 215.329.2733

(f) 215.329.2433