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The Science Leadership Academy is a partnership high school between the School District of Philadelphia and The Franklin Institute. SLA is an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on 21st century learning that opened its doors on September 7, 2006.
SLA provides a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship. Students at SLA learn in a project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized in all classes.
For more info, check out our
Mission Statement, Curriculum, and Admissions pages.
SLA's Science Teachers
SLA's First Graduating Class
Bill Gates visits SLA
SLA students have been accepted to this list of colleges and universities. Science Leadership Academy has a full-time college counselor, Karina Hirschfield (khirschfield [at] scienceleadership.org) and a full-service college office. We use Naviance to assist students in applying to college and to track all parts of the college process. Accessing Naviance: