The Laboratory Charter School - of Communication and Languages
Welcome!        Bienvendidos!        Bienvenue!

The Board Meeting scheduled for 6/15 will be held on Monday, June 27 at 6 pm, 800 North Orianna Street Location

We are currently accepting applications for two new Board Members. Preferences are to those candidates who can help with physical and monetary resources for the School and whose schedules for attending meetings are flexible. Please submit a letter of interest and resume by Friday, June 10 to

Please note: June 3 and 10 are half days. June 15 is a half day and the final day for students.

Reminder to Parents: Please complete the Parent Surveys

6/16/16 - GRADUATION
6/17/16 - STAFF ONLY

NOTICE: New Interim CEO

Please join our school in welcoming our new Interim CEO, Ms. Stacey L. Cruise.
Ms Cruise is an experienced educational consultant and K-12 charter school leader. She is the  founder of an educational nonprofit centered on trans-formative school and community based outcomes for improved student achievement. Ms Cruise and her team launched and administrated two high achieving Philadelphia K-12 public charter schools and executed  the successful turnaround of a district Renaissance school.  All three charter schools were  award winning and nationally recognized. As a school leader, Ms Cruise cultivated numerous high -impact co-/extracurricular activities and community partnerships that supported student achievement, boosted school  engagement, and generated sustained family involvement. 

Notice: Per Diem and Long Term Substitute Teaching Opportunities available immediately  for retired teachers or anyone with a current PA certification or emergency certification. Please forward resumes to:


* The Board of Trustees has appointed Mr. Sterling Garris as interim principal for the 59th Street campus. Mr. Garris is a successful career educator and an experienced charter school and district school principal. His leadership and expertise will support the tenets of Laboratory's educational program.
The Board of Trustees will begin an extensive search for both a permanent CEO and principal before the school year closes. In the meanwhile, please welcome interim principal, Mr. Sterling Garris to Laboratory Charter School of Communication and Languages.

- Congratulations Laboratory Scholars and Teachers for receiving the School District of Philadelphia's Leading the Way Award for academic achievement during the 2014-2015 school year!

- We are currently recruiting K-8 scholars for the 2016-2017 school year. The application can be downloaded here

WELCOME TO OUR SCHOOL!The Laboratory Charter School of Communication and Languages is a K-8 school located in Philadelphia.  We have three campuses:  two in West Philadelphia and one in Northern Liberties.  The addresses for these locations are listed below.
5339 Lebanon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131
5901 Woodbine Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 (Administrative Office)
800 North Orianna Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

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