WHYY/Newsworks: Philadelphia School Partnership gives $2 million to new public high school

By Kevin McCorry

The Philadelphia School Partnership announced Tuesday that it will donate $2.6 million in grant funding in the hopes of aiding the creation of 850 new seats in what it deems high-performing district, charter and Catholic-run schools.

Building 21, a new district-run high school opening in the Fall, will receive the majority of the funding: $2 million in startup cash over four years.

As a non-academically selective high school, Building 21 will enroll 150 students into its 9th grade in the Fall, with hopes of growing to 600 students by 2017.

Read more at WHYY/Newsworks

Recent News
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.