Opera Philadelphia

Hip H'opera Schools

Since 2012, a new, three-year program has been piloted with these Philadelphia high schools.

Esperanza Academy

Esperanza Academy is a comprehensive college preparatory four-year high school enrolling 700 students in grades 9 thru 12, located in Northeast Philadelphia. Esperanza Academy Public Charter High School is dedicated to providing a quality education that prepares critically thinking, socially capable, spiritually sensitive and culturally aware young adults who can use English, Spanish and technology as tools for success in the 21st century.

South Philadelphia High School

South Philadelphia High School also known as Southern High is a public secondary high school located in the south section of Philadelphia at the intersection of Broad Street and Snyder Avenue. The school, serving grades 9 through 12, is a part of the School District of Philadelphia. The school serves portions of South Philadelphia (including Southwark) and the Rittenhouse Square section of Center City. South Philadelphia High School has a rich history of artistic alumni, including opera singer Marian Anderson.

Mastery Charter - Lenfest

Mastery’s first school, Mastery Charter Lenfest Campus, was founded in September 2001 by a coalition of business and civic leaders. Our first home was located in a small office building located in North Philadelphia off of Broad Street. In 2002 the Lenfest Campus moved to its current home on 4th street in the Olde City Section of Philadelphia. Mastery integrates modern management and effective educational practices to drive student achievement. Our program is distinct in several ways. Most importantly, our teachers are outstanding and relentlessly committed to student achievement. Mastery instruction means teaching and supporting students until they learn.

Continue to visit this page for future updates on Hip H’opera and an announcement of the 2015 opera. For more information about Hip H'opera, call 215.893.5927.

Hip H’opera is made possible with support from The John S. And James L. Knight Foundation and the Wyncote Foundation.