Welcome to Universal Daroff Charter School

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 Faculty and Staff would like to thank all of the Parents that attended our Back to School Night. A great amount of information was passed on and we are looking forward to an amazing academic year!
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.



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.

Assistant Principal: Katherine Hollenbach

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.