Sylvan Heights Science Charter School
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About Sylvan Heights Science Charter School

We are the first charter school in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania and located in the state capital of Harrisburg.  We serve 220 students in grades K-4, with no more than 22 students in each class. 

To learn about our history click here.

Our Mission

The mission of the Sylvan Heights Science Charter School is to enhance children's lives through educational experiences that are grounded in a comprehensive, science-driven interdisciplinary program highlighting discovery and creativity. 

What is a Charter School? 

A charter school is a public school chartered by the local board of education which functions with its own board of trustees. Pennsylvania passed enabling legislation in the late spring of 1997. Grants to plan charter schools were available beginning in the winter of 1997.

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Sylvan Heights Science Charter School
915 South 13th Street
Harrisburg, PA   17104
717-232-9221 (fax)


Sylvan Heights Science Charter School

Right to Know Officer: Susan Roth, Principal/CAO

Contact Information:

  • Email address:
  • Phone: 717-232-9220
  • Fax: 717-232-9221
  • Mailing Address: 915 S. 13th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104

Established 1998
SHSCS's charter expires in June 2023.