Our Vision

One hundred percent of CCSA students will graduate and be prepared for college, conservatory, technical school, the military or gainful employment. This means that students will demonstrate four essential qualities.


Meet or exceed the CCSA standards in all academic areas.

Strong Character

Demonstrate scholarly habits and the CCSA core values.


Possess the 21st‐century skills to create academic and artistic works with high‐quality craftsmanship.


Have a clear goal and action plan for their future academic/career pursuits.

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Leadership Team

Teaching Faculty and Staff

The Chester Fund for Education & the Arts
A group of old students dressed formally at an event
Girl makes a heart with her fingers
Boy with a classroom group laughing
Young students embrace in the classroom

Board of Trustees

Barbara Klock  M.D. President

Retired, Pediatrician at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Marilyn Henkelman Vice President

Retired, Director of Phebe Anna Thorne School, Bryn Mawr College’s Developmental Lab School

Scott Beaumont Treasurer

Retired, Chief Executive Officer & Co‑Founder of Lily Pulitzer

Ramona Jones Secretary

CCSA Parent & Assistant Director of West Chester Area Day Care Center

Donald Delson

Retired, Managing Director, Investment Banking Division, Keefe, Bruynette & Woods, Inc. Former member of Wallingford‐Swarthmore Board of School Directors and Swarthmore Borough Council

Dion Lewis

Dean of the Junior Class & Director of the Black Cultural Center at Swarthmore College

Ellen Milgrim  Ed.D.
Steve Piltch  Ed.D.

Head of School, The Shipley School

Joan Richards

Retired, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Crozer‑Keystone Health System

Akosua Watts ex‐officio
Ian Wilcox  M.Ed.

Chester Charter School for the Arts

1500 Highland Avenue, Chester PA 19013

The Chester Fund for Education and the Arts supports the Chester Charter School for the Arts.

Our vision is not only to provide opportunities to the children who attend our school but also to enrich public education within Chester through shared knowledge, ideas, and resources for the benefit of all Chester's children.

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