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Vaux Big Picture High School is an innovative neighborhood partnership high school with the School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Housing Authority. Vaux BPHS opened on Tuesday, September 5th with a fully-enrolled 9th grade class. Vaux BPHS is a part of the nationally-recognized Big Picture Learning network with over 70 student-centered, project-based schools nationwide.

If you and your student are interested in enrolling in September 2018 to become a member of the Class of 2022, please attend one of our Open Houses this fall: 
  • Wednesday, October the 18th from 9:00–10:00 am
  • Wednesday, October the 18th from 6:00–7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November the 1st from 9:00–10:00 am
  • Wednesday, November the 1st from 6:00–7:00 pm
To RSVP for an open house, please call our Admissions line at 267-507-9947.
You can also come see us at the School District of Philadelphia High School Fair on September 15th and 16th at the Philadelphia Convention Center.
Interested students must apply using the School District of Philadelphia’s online school selection application, available Friday, September 29th through Monday, November 13th.
If you have any questions, please send an email to, follow @Vaux_BPHS on Twitter, or see our public calendar for the latest information.  
El Centro de Estudiantes is an "alternative school" for students who are over-age and/or under-credited.  If you or someone you know is off track but still wants to earn a high school diploma, come check out el Centro!  We are committed to serving youth in a new and different way.
The El Centro de Estudiantes website is under construction, but if you are interested in enrolling, just click here, call 267-687-1172, or come on down to 126 West Dauphin Street.
Still have questions? 
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