Our Vision

Our vision is that every Philadelphia family has the opportunity to send their children to a great school of their choice.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve outcomes for low-income students and respond to the demand of families by expanding access to great schools.

Our Approach

In pursuing our mission, we are guided by the question “What’s best for students and families?” and these core principles:

  • Student-centered focus: Maintaining an unwavering commitment to the success of all students – regardless of race, socioeconomic status or zip code.
  • Family voice: Ensuring the voices of families are included in discussions around educational improvements.
  • Empowered educators: Providing high-quality school leaders and teachers the tools and resources needed to support student success in their classrooms and schools.
  • Community collaboration: Cultivating partnerships between community members and stakeholders from all school types (district, charter and private).
  • Accountability: Growing great schools and intervening in struggling schools – regardless of a school’s form of governance.

PSP has invested in 66 schools of all types (public district, public charter, and private) across Philadelphia


Since 2011, PSP has invested over $65 million in schools of all types to improve educational outcomes of children in Philadelphia


Annually, over 100,000 people learn about and apply to great schools through the free resources provided by GreatPhillySchools


As a result of PSP’s investments, more than 26,000 students are enrolled in better schools