Our tour of great schools

On Wednesday, two dozen parents and caregivers joined us for a “GreatPhillySchools Bus Tour” featuring three of Philly’s best schools. The trip included a neighborhood Renaissance school, a neighborhood District school, and a traditional charter school. We planned this tour — the first of many — to give more parents the chance to see some of the city’s best schools in person.

The response was incredibly positive. As one parent said, “I gained a different perspective on what makes schools great.”  You can read more about the school tours in Thursday’s Daily News.

Also, Mark Gleason was on Fox 29 Good Day yesterday to talk about GreatPhillySchools.org and today’s deadline for students to select a District high school or transfer between neighborhood schools. Watch the appearance here!

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School Investments

Since 2011, we’ve invested nearly $60 million to give 25,000 more students access to high-quality schools.


Our goal is to raise $140 million by 2022 to invest in great schools of all types. To date, we’ve raised more than $80 million.

By the Numbers

We invest in schools of all types. Our committed funds are currently invested in charter (65%), district (25%) and private (10%) schools.


Our goal is to ensure 50,000 more students each year are on the path to college by 2022.