Welcome to Universal Daroff Charter School

A letter from our Principal!


The Jarell Christopher Seay Love and Laughter Foundation hosted their 5th Annual Back to School Community Fest at Universal Daroff. It was enlightening to see our youth interact and socialize with one another with  a positive spirit of love and laughter. We distributed over 350 backpacks at the event along with other give aways from the many vendors that participated.
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.