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The mission of Christopher Columbus Charter School is to provide students with content-rich academic rigorous Core Knowledge education , with a well-defined, sequential curriculum in a safe, orderly, disciplined, and caring learning environment. CCCS students will learn to express themselves in at least one international language, and will utilize computer technology to support learning in all major subjects, and become literate in the technologies of the 21st Century.


The vision of the founding board members of Christopher Columbus Charter School was the development of a school community in the ever-changing “Italian Market” area of South Philadelphia, which could be a source of hope for children from all cultural backgrounds and family situations. This vision included welcoming all children so that they could experience the joy of learning. One of the major goals of the founding board members’ vision was to promote responsible citizenship and the skills for utilizing that citizenship throughout their lives.