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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.

First Day of School, 2017–18

On Tuesday, we welcomed 604 CCSA scholars to our new campus for the start of the academic year. In addition to welcoming our newest kindergarten class (class of 2030) we added 11th grade to our high school program. I continue to be amazed that just over 14 months ago this campus was an empty lot
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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