Our Vision

One hundred percent of CCSA students will graduate and be prepared for college, conservatory, technical school, the military or gainful employment. This means that students will demonstrate four essential qualities.


Meet or exceed the CCSA standards in all academic areas.

Strong Character

Demonstrate scholarly habits and the CCSA core values.


Possess the 21st-century skills to create academic and artistic works with high-quality craftsmanship.


Have a clear goal and action plan for their future academic/career pursuits.

A scene from the production of Aladdin

Leadership Team

Teaching Faculty and Staff

The Chester Fund for Education & the Arts
A group of old students dressed formally at an event
Girl makes a heart with her fingers
Boy with a classroom group laughing
Young students embrace in the classroom

Board of Trustees

Barbara Klock  M.D. President

Retired, Pediatrician at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Marilyn Henkelman Vice President

Retired, Director of Phebe Anna Thorne School, Bryn Mawr College’s Developmental Lab School

Alice Turbiville Treasurer

Assistant Vice President of Finance & Controller at Swarthmore College

Ramona Jones Secretary

CCSA Parent & Assistant Director of West Chester Area Day Care Center

Donald Delson

Retired, Managing Director, Investment Banking Division, Keefe, Bruynette & Woods, Inc. Former member of Wallingford-Swarthmore Board of School Directors and Swarthmore Borough Council

Dion Lewis

Dean of the Junior Class & Director of the Black Cultural Center at Swarthmore College

Ellen Milgrim  Ed.D.

Retired Principal, Wallingford School District

Ian Wilcox

Managing Partner of Cogitari Partners, LLC

Joan Richards

Retired, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Crozer‑Keystone Health System

Ben Berger

Associate Professor of Political Science & Executive Director, Lang Center

Akosua Watts ex-officio

Chester Charter Scholars Academy

1500 Highland Avenue, Chester PA 19013

The Chester Fund for Education & the Arts supports Chester Charter Scholars Academy.

Our vision is not only to provide opportunities to the children who attend our school but also to enrich public education within Chester through shared knowledge, ideas, and resources for the benefit of all Chester's children.

Give to CCSA