Belmont Charter School
Belmont Charter School (BCS) was founded in 2002 by the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. Formerly a public school with the Philadelphia School District, BCS is unique in the fact that student enrollment is determined by a geographic catchment area, versus the typical lottery style of enrollment associated with charter schools. As such, Belmont truly is a "community" based charter school in every sense of the word. The current 1st through 8th grade program serves 430 students and has a 17:1 student to teacher ratio.