We are the first charter school
in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
and located in the state capital of Harrisburg.
We serve 220 students in grades K-4,
with no more than 22 students in each class.
To learn about our
The mission of the Sylvan Heights Science Charter School is
to enhance children's lives through educational experiences
that are grounded in a comprehensive, science-driven
interdisciplinary program highlighting discovery and creativity.
What is a Charter School?
A charter school is a public school chartered by the local
board of education which functions with its own board of trustees.
Pennsylvania passed enabling legislation in the late spring of 1997.
Grants to plan charter schools were available beginning in the winter of 1997.
Click here for more information on charter schools.
Science Charter School
915 South 13th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
SHSCS's charter expires in June 2018.
Sylvan Heights Science Charter
School will be submitting its completed charter renewal application paperwork to
the Harrisburg School District prior to October 31, 2017.Sylvan
Heights Science Charter School will keep you informed of the progress of this
process; if you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hess at