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Philosophy and ‘Antigone’ with West Chester University Theatre

Philosophy students reading the Greek tragedy "Antigone" held a Q&A session on Tuesday with performers from West Chester University, who are staging the play later this month. The Philosophy elective, taught by English teacher Vincent Deery, is one of the most popular classes at CCSA. Students will attend the West Chester University production, which features

Rotary Fundraiser Supports Early Readers Library

A fundraiser hosted by the Rotary Club of Swarthmore supported an early-readers library for one of CCSA's kindergarten classrooms. CCSA Student Art Gallery The Hedgerow Theatre in Rose Valley welcomed local Rotarians and friends of CCSA to behold the work of our young artists from grades 3 through 11. Following a jam-packed reception, guests were

Milkweed Project with CCSA First Graders

As a follow-up to the visit last fall from Monarch Butterfly Conservationists, one CCSA volunteer helped to organize a hands-on science activity with our 1st Grade scholars – constructing milkweed greenhouses. Volunteers are an important and valued part of the CCSA community. Our students benefit from their wisdom and experience, their kindness, and their energy

White Horse Village Frames CCSA Student Artwork

Over the last two weeks, woodworkers from the White Horse Village Woodshop constructed handmade frames for twenty canvases from our young artists. Their amazing act of service shows to our schoolchildren that the talents they develop at CCSA are inspirational and their work greatly valued. Our hearts are full of gratitude for the time and

Meet Donna Armand

The Chester Fund extends a warm welcome to Donna Armand as the new Executive Director. Donna will lead all development efforts of The Chester Fund, including annual, major and planned giving as well as campaign planning and implementation. She will also manage The Chester Fund office and staff and guide the organization's strategic direction. "The

The Pennsylvania Ballet

This fall our partnership with the Pennsylvania Ballet has been a creative inspiration to CCSA middle school and high school dance majors. At The Chester Charter School for the Arts (CCSA), our mission is to empower students to realize their best selves, and employ their intellectual and creative powers to succeed personally and to enrich

Young CCSA Scientists Host a Monarch Butterfly Launch

On September 15th, CCSA’s third graders had the opportunity to be butterfly conservationists for the day! Alan and Barbara Mennig, residents of White Horse Village and volunteers at the Tyler Arboretum, led an informative and interactive session for our budding scientists to learn about the characteristics, life cycle and conservation of the monarch butterfly.

The Chester Fund for Education and the Arts supports The Chester Charter School for the Arts (CCSA), an arts-integrated, academically rigorous, non-profit public charter school in the Chester Upland School District.
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The Chester Charter School for the Arts prepares children to employ their intellectual and creative powers to enrich their community.

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