There are a variety of school choice options available for many of the 2.7 million children living in Pennsylvania. Families in Pennsylvania can choose from traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling.

If you’re a parent looking for school choice options for your child head to our Pennsylvania State Guide.

National School Choice Week (NSCW) informs, inspires, and empowers parents to discover the K-12 education options available for their children, including traditional public, charter, magnet, online, private, and home schooling.

Every January, tens of thousands of schools, organizations, and individuals plan unique events and activities to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options in their communities.

In 2024, we are partnering with 877 schools and organizations in Pennsylvania to raise awareness of K-12 education options.

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Harrisburg Capitol Celebration

Tue, January 23, 2024


Pittsburg School Fair

Sat, January 27, 2024


All-Star Events

DateCityNameEvent Description
Jan 8DallastownPA Coalition of Public Charter SchoolsThe Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) Charter School Week is an annual celebration that brings together educators, students, parents, and community members to recognize and highlight the significant contributions of charter schools to the education landscape in the state of Pennsylvania. This week-long event serves as a platform to showcase the innovative and diverse approaches to education that charter schools offer, fostering a deeper understanding of their role in education
Jan 12BradfordBradford Area Christian AcademyBradford Area Christian Academy will celebrate School Choice with a Spirit Week
Jan 16HarrisburgHarrisburg School District Eld DepartmentHarrisburg School District Eld Department will be having an ELD Power hour for EL and Refugee families.
Jan 19PittsburghCity Charter High SchoolOur school will be celebrating National School Choice Week with a variety of activities. In advisory, students will create posters explaining why they love City Charter High School, which we will hang around the school. We will have a social media post each day explaining the highlights of our school program. We will also be hosting a scarf giveaway for students who create essays explaining their favorite things about City High.
Jan 19New FreedomShrewsbury Christian AcademySCA will host a “Pasteries with Parents” morning. Join us for a morning of fellowship and fun activities. We will have a local coffee truck named Joyride Java on site to purchase coffee/tea/hot chocolate. Crafts and activities will be available in the multi-purpose room.
Jan 21SutersvilleThe Church Christian AcademyThe Church Christian Academy students will come to church in their school uniform, recite a passage from the Bible, and sing a song for the congregation. After service, we will have a fundraiser dinner in the fellowship hall prepared by the parents and served by the students. Flyers inviting the community will be put up in the community and shared on social media.
Jan 22South Abington TownshipSummit Christian AcademyThroughout the week students will get to wear their SCA apparel and school colors. We will be handing out what you have sent and teachers will incorporate school spirit throughout the week. We also will take pictures and post on our Facebook page.
Jan 22AllentownArts Academy Charter Middle SchoolAACMS will be celebrating National School Choice Week by acknowledging and celebrating our school staff, students, families, and surrounding community. We will create cards, do a photo shoot with or students who are family members, and have a luncheon for our faculty and staff.
Jan 22PhiladelphiaChristopher Columbus Charter School K-8Christopher Columbus Charter School will celebrate National School Choice Week with a spirit week.
Jan 22PhiladelphiaGlobal Leadership Academy WestGlobal Leadership Academy West will show our school spirit all school choice week long. Events will include a pep rally, to kick things off, a chili cook off, community service, a door decorating contest, yellow day and scarf giveaway, a poster/essay contest, and family game night.
Jan 22YorkKeystone Christian AcademyKeystone Christian Academy celebrates National School Choice Week by making it a spirit week. Each day has a new theme for the entire week.
Jan 22PhiladelphiaTech Freire Charter SchoolTech Freire Charter School will be celebrating National School Choice Week with a spirit week.
Jan 22South Abington TownshipAbington Christian AcademyWe will decorate our academy with posters created by students, explaining what school choice means to them personally. We will encourage the older students to create a class cheer for the week and encourage all students to participate in the school choice dance for families while hosting an open house to showcase our academy.
Jan 22ExtonAchievement House Cyber Charter SchoolWe will be hosting a spirit week during school choice week – events will most likely be all virtual, but will include things like a pep-rally, themed days, art contest, etc. We will also invite families to meet us in Harrisburg for the rally.
Jan 22RobinsonArchangel Gabriel Catholic SchoolArchangel Gabriel Catholic School leaders will be visiting the classrooms talking about the importance of school choice and giving out the bracelets. Students will also have the opportunity to write a letter to their parents about what school choice means to them and to thank them for choosing our school! The letters will then be sent home to the families. We will share in newsletters, social media, local publications and bulletin pages.
Jan 22PittsburghButterfly AcademyThis year Butterfly Academy will be celebrating National School Choice Week. We have a week full of activities planned to celebrate our scholars. There will be whacky hat day, dress like your favorite hero day, a 90’s theme party, and a few more events our scholars will get to enjoy during our NSCW spirit week.
Jan 22ClearfieldClearfield Alliance Christian SchoolCACS will be celebrating with a spirit week. Students will create posters, have focused dress- up days (including a yellow- scarf day), and pep rally. We use social media and morning announcements to increase excitement.
Jan 22West MifflinCornerstone Christian Preparatory AcademyCornerstone Christian Preparatory Academy celebrating National School Choice Week will include an Open House to share the snapshot from your website and encourage families to understand their options and the importance of School Choice. Concluding with a Community Worship / Prayer night on Friday the 26th to complete the week.
Jan 22PhiladelphiaEthan Allen Elementary SchoolEthan Allen will have a spirit week with different dress up and activity themes for each day.
Jan 22MeadvilleMeadville Family YMCAMeadville Family YMCA will have our different classes will participate in Spirit Week. Each day we will celebrate a different aspect of our school while highlighting our core values.
Jan 22EriePerseus House Charter School of Excellence – High SchoolThe Charter School of excellence skills center will be participating in School Choice Week with a spirit week. We will have several events including themed dress down days, ice cream socials, and poster writing at lunch. Our students are always proud to say that they exercised their school choice by choosing CSE.
Jan 22PittsburghPropel Braddock Hills Middle SchoolPropel Braddock Hills Middle School will have a door decoraing contest for classrooms to celebrate their school spirit
Jan 22FrackvilleSchuylkill Technology Center- North CampusSTC will be holding an information session. In conjunction with the Schuylkill County Courthouse, students and parents will learn of resources available to them for substance abuse, mental health, and socioeconomic issues.
Jan 22PittsburghUniversal Academy of PittsburghUAP will be celebrating all week with a different event each day. It will be open to the public and families will have after school events they can attend. We will be celebrating the different events on different days. There will be a social media blast will be all week.
Jan 22MckeesportYoung Scholars of Greater Allegheny Charter SchoolYSGA will be having a spirit week and a writing contest about why we love our school. We will also interview some families about why they picked YSGA for their child.
Jan 24PhiladelphiaParkway West High SchoolParkway West High School will be celebrating Spirit week all week. The students will dress up differently everyday. Student Council will host different fun activities this week.
Jan 24NarberthSaint Margaret SchoolSt. Margaret School will host “Walk in Wednesday” to learn more about our school. Signs will be posted throughout the building, and we may be able to advertise ahead for the open house with our Niche program for visitors from area to join us. We will also be using social media to advertise and promote our event.
Jan 26SoudertonClassical Conversation of SoudertonClassical Conversation of Souderton will meet up at Hatfield Ice to spend a few hours together having fun celebrating School Choice ice skating and playing games with our School Choice scarves on
Jan 28PhiladelphiaResurrection Regional Catholic SchoolResurrection Regional Catholic School will showcase School Choice week during our Catholic schools week. Our parents come from a diverse background, we are a Title I school and have many families on scholarships in servicing the great city of Philadelphia. We will be doing wonderful activities each day this week to promote our school and will celebrate the element of school choice with our families.

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