I'm running the half-marathon to support CPS in providing an excellent independent education to low-income children in north Philadelphia
Community Partnership School is a unique and innovative model for urban educational reform. Founded through a partnership between Germantown Academy, a successful suburban private school, and Project HOME, a social services agency dedicated to eliminating homelessness, CPS is an independent elementary school for children from low-income, low-wealth backgrounds.
Noteworthy aspects of the CPS program include a 6:1 student-teacher ratio, significant parent involvement, and an extensive After School Program. Small class sizes and two teachers per class create challenging and nurturing learning environments where students are encouraged to be curious, courageous, and compassionate. Parent Nights, conferences, home visits, and a growing Parent Council help create a community of parents and guardians who work closely with the school. During our daily After School Program, CPS students take part in a variety of enrichment opportunities, all included in the cost of tuition. Ballet, tennis, martial arts, African dance & drumming, and swimming are just a few of the activities that CPS students engage in each year.