Philadelphia Inquirer: Esperanza gets $2M grant to form middle school

By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer

A North Philadelphia charter high school is set to add a 635-pupil middle school to its burgeoning population by next year, thanks to a $2 million grant from the Philadelphia School Partnership.

Esperanza Academy, founded in 2000, already serves 750 students in North Philadelphia’s Hunting Park neighborhood. About 17 percent of the majority-Hispanic student body speaks English as a second language, and while anyone in the city can apply to attend Esperanza, the school largely serves lower-income students in and around Hunting Park.

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