Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School

Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Board Meeting

Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School will hold a public Board meeting on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, from 6-8 pm  The public is invited to attend via ZOOM video.  Anyone wishing to attend the Board meeting should send an email request to board@histcs.org no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 29th to join the meeting.

2020-2021 School Opening


Please read a message from our CEO.

A Message from our CEO – 7.31.20


Harambee’s parents and guardians are invited to attend Parent Orientation for the 2020-2021 school year. The details are included in the attached flyer.

Our Mission, Vision, and Core Values


Harambee Institute exists to offer our community an education with a focus on the origins, current status, and future of the African world.

Our mission is to educate students to succeed as global citizens with a clear awareness of “who I am, where I am from, where I am going, and how I get there.”

Our vision is a collective and informed African American community utilizing science and technology as a means of promoting education for self-reliance, locally and globally.

Our core values are:

  1. Greatness: Pursuit of excellence in all we do
  2. Accountability: Owning what we do and who we are
  3. Innovation: Open to new ideas with a growth mindset
  4. Integrity: Honesty, transparency, and unity in all we do
POSTPONED: Annual Literacy Night

POSTPONED: Annual Literacy Night

While there have been no cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) at Harambee Institute of Science and Technology, we are taking all necessary precautions to protect the health and well-being of the members of our school community. To this end, our Annual Literacy Night on...

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POSTPONED: Fundraising Gala 2020

POSTPONED: Fundraising Gala 2020

Each year our school relies upon support from our community leaders to help our teachers and staff provide many excellent and enriching educational opportunities to our students. This is a fundraiser gala page, where we are launching our 2020 board of directors drive....

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Help us build something great. HISTCS teachers, staff, and advisory groups are working hard everyday to create a high-quality student experience. If you’re a parent, community leader, or part of a larger organization we urge you to sign up for one of our volunteer or sponsorship opportunities, or attend any of our upcoming events. Lets pull together for our kids and our community!
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Founded in 1973, HISTCS is Pennsylvania’s first African-centered charter school

The Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School (HISTCS) was established as one of Philadelphia’s first public charter schools and Pennsylvania’s first African-centered charter school. Read MoreVideo