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Wakisha Charter School
900 W. Jefferson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

  • Phone: 267-940-4800
  • Toll Free Phone: 1-877-4-WAKISHA
  • Fax: 267-535-5876

School Colors: Black and White
School Mascot: Tiger
  • Go to here for the Wakisha School Calendar.
  • Main Office hours are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Student school hours are from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM except for Tuesdays when students are dismissed at 1:00 PM
  • Teacher hours are from 7:30 AM until 4:00 PM. Tuesday afternoons are scheduled for professional development.

School closing information (in case of snow): KYW 1060 Emergency Closing Number: 199
(note: Wakisha is closed the same days as Philadephia Public Schools)


About Wakisha

Wakisha Charter School, a 6th through 8th grade middle school, was established in year 2000 as a partnership with families and the neighboring community. The school was formerly located at 1209 Vine Street in Philadelphia.

Our mission is to provide students with a sound basis for lifelong learning and productivity. It is our goal to raise the bar, strive for excellence and help develop character as well as engage students in an academically rigorous, African-centered, standards-driven curriculum.

Wakisha Charter School Belief Statement

  • Schools, parents, and community influence the conditions for success.
  • Students learn at different rates.
  • Teachers make a difference.
  • Change is an ongoing process that is necessary for improvement.
  • Ongoing staff involvement in school improvement is essential for professional growth.

Board of Trustees

Mr. Miguel Pulido, Chairperson
Mr. Robert Borzotta, Vice-Chair
Mr. Edgar D'Oliveria, Secretary
Dr. Dollyne Wayman-Brody, Treasurer
Mr. James Brady
Dr. Carissa Ferguson-Thomas
Ms. Mary May
Ms. Lori Radford


Dr. Donna Comrie, CEO/Principa;
Carol Black, Chief Operations Officer

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