CHS Virtual Tour

We are offering tours of Central for prospective 9th grade students, who might want to apply to Central for next school year.

  • The tours will start Monday September 13th and will be held every day. You MUST register in advance. Tours will be held at 9:00 AM or 12:30 PM. Tour participants must be masked whenever you’re at Central.
  • Tour participants are limited to 2 people per family. Either a student and family member, or 2 family members. Young children may not attend the tour.
  • To register, please call 215-400-3590, hit zero for the main office, and ask for Chuck Steinberg.
  • Students who attend will receive an excuse note for their school

About Central High School

Black Student Council CHS Recruitment Video

Our Mission:

As a college preparatory public school, Central High challenges students with rigorous academic programs to prepare them for the demands of higher education. Building upon the diversity in our school, we aim to prepare students to contribute and thrive in a heterogeneous world. We will enable students to develop problem solving skills, a life-long passion for learning, and aspirations to be thoughtful leaders of their generation.

Our Beliefs:

The Central community (including students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners) believes the following:
  • The diversity of our student body is a precious asset; the inclusion and engagement of all community members is essential to our collective success.
  • Our essential purpose is to foster the highest level of academic achievement for each student.
  • Students thrive when provided with the necessary intellectual and emotional supports to meet the challenges of a total learning community.
  • Students learn best when their curiosity is stimulated, and they are encouraged to take intellectual risks.
  • The availability of robust and inclusive extra-curricular programs are essential to the positive overall experience of the school.
  • Service is critical to the development of students' character and sense of civic responsibility.
  • Central, as an institution, is committed to the same process of self-exploration that it cultivates in its students.
  • Central strives to build a cohesive, mutually supportive, academic community to serve as a model for the community at large.

Please feel free to review our complete website to see if Central is right for you.  If you have additional questions, please click here to use our Contact Us Form.