Interested in becoming a CSFP partner school?

CSFP’s central goal is to ensure that every K-8 student in Philadelphia receives a high-quality education.  While each of our 160+ partner schools is unique, they all reflect a shared foundation of commitment to students, high quality education, and a focus on results.  

 In order to become approved to receive scholarship funding, all schools must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a physical building and charge tuition
  • Provide full day classroom instruction with approved curriculum
  • Have a website
  • Be registered with the Dept. of Education
  • Full time classroom teachers must have a 4 year degree
  • Enroll a minimum of 50 students in K-8th grade
    • < 50 acceptable for Special Education & PreK-K schools only
  • Administer a PA recognized annual standardized test and provide summaries to CSFP  
  • Be accredited by one of the following Nationally recognized accrediting bodies:
    • Middle States Association (MSA)
    • PA Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
    • Association of Christian Teachers & Schools (ACTS)
    • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
    • American Montessori Society (AMS)
    • National Association of Private Catholic Schools (NAPCIS)
    • National Association or Private Schools (NAPS)


Are you interested in learning more about becoming a CSFP partner? Please contact Jacquie Spencer, Director of Scholarships, for more information!