Esperanza means hope. Esperanza Academy Charter School (EACS) is located in the Hunting Park section of North Philadelphia and prides itself on serving the students in the community in which it is located. During the 2022-2023 school year, Esperanza Academy will serve grades: K, 1, 4, 5, and 6-12. Esperanza Academy believes that education can be a vehicle for social and economic progress for marginalized communities. As a result, we are relentless in our pursuit to provide our students with the best educational option in the Philadelphia area.
Our proven track record of academic success with historically underserved students sets us apart. The Academy has 11th-grade test scores above the city of Philadelphia average and value-added math and reading proficiency growth is among the highest in Pennsylvania. Students graduate at a rate exceeding 90% and drop out at a rate of only 1%. For seven out of eight years our high school has been ranked as one of the Best High Schools in the country.
By the fall of 2024, we will have fully expanded to a K-12 school serving over 2,400 students. This expansion will result in Esperanza Academy being the second-largest single charter school in the city of Philadelphia.
Esperanza Academy is reimagining education for children in the city of Philadelphia! We are dedicated to the development of our teachers and to instilling joy in the learning process.
Esperanza Academy teachers:
Are mission-minded leaders both inside and outside the classroom.
Understand that building strong relationships is critical to student achievement.
Are student-centered, data-driven, and set a high standard for themselves and their students.
Are focused on student achievement and are committed to tailoring curriculum and instruction to the needs of our student body.
Are collaborative team players who believe that they can move ALL students forward.
We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage effective on your start date. In addition, we do offer two retirement pathways, flexible spending accounts, and tuition reimbursement.