COVID-19 UPDATE!

The contagiousness of the omicron variant, intensely increasing national case numbers, and predictions for a significant post-holiday surge necessitate closely monitoring trends and implementing safety precautions to protect the Universal community. Considering this information, Synchronous virtual learning will begin after Winter Break and continue through Friday, January 14, 2022. On Tuesday, January 18, 2022, in-person learning will resume following the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. While we anticipate the building closures through January 18, 2022, Universal will continuously monitor local transmission data, risk levels, and CDC and State guidance to confirm the precise timing of re-opening. Please contact your principal with questions and concerns.​

A letter from our Superintendent/CEO, Penny Nixon Ed.D.

Welcome to Universal Daroff Charter School


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UDCS x PFD Smoke Detector Giveaway

Fire deaths have increased in Philly & statistics show that more people have died in Philly fires this year than in any other time besides 2014. To help address & combat, Universal Daroff Charter School staff distributed free smoke detectors to parents and the neighboring community of Haddington in West Philadelphia.

The S.T.U.D.I.O.

Scholars & Teachers Unified, Destined for Innovation and Opportunity

Universal Daroff Charter School nows houses and new study space. The Grand Opening of The S.T.U.D.I.O. was a major success. Thank you to everyone who made this day possible.

The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation

Philadelphia Eagles Malcolm Jenkins and The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation in partnership with Brown's Family ShopRite & Universal Daroff Charter School gave away roughly 25 pounds of food, 10 pounds of essential items, and health and wellness products to families in West Philadelphia.
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Universal Daroff Charter School

5630 Vine Street

Philadelphia, PA 19139

Phone: (215) 471-2905

Fax: (267) 403-2572

School Leadership

Principal: Dr. James Ruffin Jr.

Director of Academics: Michelle Brown

About Universal Daroff Charter School

Universal Daroff's Charter School's vision is to provide a safe, positive, and uplifting environment that encourages scholars to learn and reach their maximum potential. By partnering with parents, family, and the community, a foundation will be set for scholars to have a successful future.

Connecting Parents and Schools to Increase Achievement

We encourage you to participate in one of the many opportunities to be involved with your scholar's education such as a member of the Parent Advisory Board and/or volunteer as a teacher assistant/aide, food pantry worker, or just read to our preschoolers.

For more information, contact the Universal Daroff Charter School at (215) 471-2905 or send us an email.