January 9, 2014
On January 7, 2014, Green Woods Charter School held its ribbon cutting celebrating the grand opening of its three- story, 60,000 square-foot facility in Roxborough. Green Woods found itself in need of a larger space when its students had to be separated into two other schools in order to accommodate the children. The new school will be home to 465 students in grades K-8.
In 2012, the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development (PAID) approved the issuance of an $18.5 M tax exempt bond for the purchase of the site, and the construction, equipping and furnishing of the educational facility and campus amenities. The
project broke ground that same year and began working on design features such as a media center, technology lab, pond with a deck, and floor to ceiling windows.
Green Woods Highlights
2011 Named “Top City School” by Philadelphia Magazine
2012 Ranked #1- Highest School Performance rating by the School District of Philadelphia
2013 Awarded a School Performance Profile of 89.5 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, placing Green Woods at the very top tier of K-8 charter schools in Philadelphia
2014 Awarded a Model Environmental as an Integrating Context (EIC) School
The mission of Green Woods Charter School is to provide children in grades K through 8 with the opportunity to be active, knowledgeable and conscientious young investigators by fostering a keen understanding of the interrelatedness and interdependence of our local and global existence.
In 2013, PAID approved over $200M in tax exempt issuances for 15 higher education, charter school, senior housing, social services, and community development projects. PIDC administers the PAID Tax-Exempt Bond Program, which is available to certain qualifying manufacturing facilities, non-profits, other exempt organizations, and the City of Philadelphia.