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Mission and Vision


Global Academies Charter School (GACS) is a Kindergarten through eighth grade school with three wonderful small learning communities located in West Philadelphia. GACS is a holistic teaching and learning environment. Our goal is to provide a solid educational program through global studies and leadership in an effort to develop future leaders of the world.


Global Academies Charter School will nurture creative leaders who will be globally competitive yet compassionate. As holistic educators, we will not only prepare our scholars for the 21st century work place but prepare scholars to bring change to a better world. Completing its third year of serving children and families after restructuring the original charter, 8 GACS enrolls more than five hundred and forty scholars in grades kindergarten through eight.  Although we have a strong community base of enrollment from the West Philadelphia community, our global studies curriculum attracts scholars from other Philadelphia communities including Southwest Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, Northeast Philadelphia and Northwest Philadelphia.  It is our goal that GACS scholars graduate endowed with the knowledge to continue to carve out new paths in the global community. It is this level of emotional intelligence, social intelligence and spiritual intelligence that will propel scholars to persist through high school and gain the fortitude required to successfully attain their life mission and goals.