Upper Darby Charter School for the Arts

Upper Darby

Charter School for the Arts


Our Mission

The Upper Darby Charter School for the Arts (UDCSA) will be located in Upper Darby School district and is being established by a taskforce of educators, parents and citizens who share a vision and desire for students to receive a relevant and meaningful education. It will be our mission to launch an extraordinary charter school with a rigorous academic program for grades K – 5th with a special emphasis on the Arts,: Dance, Visual and Digital Arts, Choral, Theater and Instrumental Music




4 Rockbourne Road
Clifton Heights, PA 19018

(484) 461-7007


Areas of Excellence



Our curriculum is unique as we have the flexibility to tailor the individual student’s program to achieve his or her goals while including the proper technique, choreography, and history of the genre while remaining age appropriate.



The UDCSA elementary theater arts program allows students to mature in confidence, learn about theatre, and experience acting in front of a live audience. This is a major production with professional lighting, sound, stage sets, and choreography. Each student experiences all of the facets of musical theatre.  Auditions are held in the fall.

Visual & Digital Arts


Through these programs, learners can begin to compile their portfolios to present to future employers and decide which graphic design outlet best suits their area of interest. The graphic design industry remains competitive, making the quality of a student’s education even more important. 

Instrumental Music


Music education in the elementary school level is a vital aspect of a successful school’s curriculum. Researchers have continually gathered evidence supporting the benefits and positive effects of music education within the school and have clearly demonstrated the need for elementary music programs.



Designed specifically to get kids excited about singing, from warm ups to programming, and from working with parents to budgets. In addition to helpful how-tos, this outstanding program illustrates how children's choirs can become environments where participants learn a strong sense of community alongside high levels of musicianship.

So much more


We encourage and respect individuality, supporting our students to build on their strengths and talents. Through the lens of our international curriculum, our students gain an understanding of, and an appreciation and respect for, differences of all kinds, making them confident, culturally aware individuals capable of succeeding in a diverse and global society.


I’m am very pleased to announce that I am apart of this amazing project! The Upper Darby Charter School is coming in September 2019, for students K-8. Attending an arts high school was probably the most influential and inspiring experience of my life. I’m beyond honored and blessed to be apart of this project as I know that it’ll have such a tremendous impact on the children and families in this community! If you are interested, come out to an open house for more information. Become apart of the change and growth that we want to see in the generations to come!
— Alexander Hall


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