Academy at Palumbo

Academy at Palumbo

Special Admission School

1100 Catharine St.
Philadelphia, PA  19147

As an academic liberal arts magnet school, the clear mission of
The Academy at Palumbo is to provide our students with the most comprehensive and intense preparation available in the public sector for the rigors of higher learning. As an integral part of this preparation, The Academy’s mission includes raising the aspirations of each student, developing universally applicable problem solving techniques, technological skills, and instilling a life-long passion for learning including a rich cultural arts experience.

Admission Requirements
Application RequirementsGrades: A’s and B’s with the possible exception of one C in major subjects on most recent final report card

Additional Requrements
Other: Writing sample required/ Interview may be required for students that have insufficient data on application.

Writing Sample
One page typed answering the questions:
1. What does it mean to be a part of a school community? 2.What do I do when I experience conflict?
3.Why do I want to be a part of the Academy at Palumbo’s school
Program Notes(Not Available)
Academic Performance
Overall SPR Peer Rank1st out of 10
Overall SPR Peer RankPeer Leader
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Students Who Graduate in 4 Years96%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within 4 years.
College Enrollment Rates84%
School Culture
Student Attendance96%
This is the average daily attendance at the school – on average, what percent of all the students enrolled at the school are in attendance. We don’t know why students may not be attending the school, but if this is a low number it is likely that teachers may have to spend more time reviewing material that absent students miss, making it harder to move forward in a class.
AttendanceExemplary attendance & punctuality (no more than 5 absences; no more than 5 instances of lateness) on most recent final report card
BehaviorNo negative disciplinary reports on most recent final report card
School Fit
Total Enrollment924
This tells us the total number of students that attend the school. Use your school as a reference point. Would you like a school that has fewer, more, or about the same number of students in your school?
Black 46.07%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 26.8%
Filipino 0%
Hispanic 9.08%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 12.51%
Two or More Races 5.09%
This tells us about the racial and ethnic backgrounds of the students that attend the school. Is it important to you that there is diversity in your high school? Are you more comfortable being around other students that have a similar racial/ethnic background as you?
General Information
School TypeSpecial Admission School
Grades Served9 - 12
School PartnersAdvancing Civics Education ProgramCity Life ChurchFox Chase Cancer CenterHawthorne Empowerment CoalitionJefferson Awards for Public ServiceLantern Theater CompanyMazzoni CenterMoonstone DaycareOur Community Partners are SEAMAACPhila. Gay Mens’ ChorusPrime Movers Journalism at Temple UniversitySEED Internship ProgramUniversity of Pennsylvania School of LawVillanova REACH programVillanova RISE programWomen of Tomorrow
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Courses Offered
Classes and AcademicsBiologyCalculus ABChemistryComputer ScienceEnglish LanguageEnglish Literature and CompositionEuropean HistoryGovernment and PoliticsJazz BandMath TeamNewspaperPhysicsPsychologySpanishSpeech and DebateStatisticsStudio Art: 2D DesignUS History
CTE Courses and Programs(Not Available)
College and CareerCollege 80%
College: Dual Enrollment(Not Available)
SportsBadmintonBaseballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsCrewCross CountryFootballGolfLacrosse, BoysLacrosse, GirlsSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsSoftballStudents Run PhillySwimmingTrack and Field, BoysTrack and Field, GirlsVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, GirlsWrestling
ArtsDrama ClubFiber Arts ClubInkblot Literary MagazinePoetry ClubRock Band
Media(Not Available)
Cultural/Ethnic Language ClubsMulticultural Club
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and LeadershipGay-Straight AllianceReading Stars Community Service
Parents and CommunityCommunity Service
OtherASAP Chess and Debate ClubsChess ClubPep/Step Squad