Khepera Charter School is a K-8 African-Centered Academy devoted to the Rebirth of Academic and Cultural Excellence. It is a tuition-free Philadelphia public charter school.
Khepera Charter School's mission is to create exceptional learners and leaders by using culturally responsive methodologies to close the academic achievement gap attributed to race, gender and economic class. In keeping with this mission Khepera utilizes the culture and history of its students to inspire a commitment to excellence in character, in scholarship, and in citizenship. Khepera Charter School stresses excellence in scholarship and gives particular attention to building capacities in the critical literacies of language arts, numeracy, science, and technology. Excellence in character is cultivated through the use of traditional African and African American value systems. Excellence in citizenship is developed through service to family, community, the environment, and the world.
Khepera is dedicated to the adage which underscores our mission: "Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to people who prepare for it today." Malcolm X
Khepera is committed to fostering the emergence of capable, caring, character-rich children who love learning, respect scholarship, build healthy families and communities; are self-reliant and resilient, are good stewards of the earth, work harmoniously across cultures and are committed to establishing a healthy and peaceful world.