Great Schools Nearby

Looking for apartments near great schools in Philadelphia? Our University City apartments at The Old Quaker Building are rich in history and architectural design. This landmark served as a Quaker meetinghouse and offices for The Working Home for the Blind before being transformed into the current newly renovated studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments for rent.

Schools Near the Old Quaker Building

Schools near the Old Quaker Building apartments illustrate that University City is a family-friendly neighborhood with endless opportunities for residents of all ages.

Quality of schools is one of the most important factors as families consider where to live. University City may be known for its renowned colleges, such as University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, but the elementary, middle, and high schools near the Old Quaker Building are also award-winning and focused on laying a strong foundation for children to thrive.

Samuel Powel Elementary School is one of the closest schools near the Old Quaker Building, just two blocks away. While the convenient location can save busy families a lot of headaches, the distance isn’t its only benefit. Powel is one of the premier elementary schools in West Philadelphia, where kids can get one-on-one attention from teachers because of the school’s smaller size.

As kids get older, they’ll move to West Philadelphia High School, a school with a rich history dating back to 1912. The 575 students are encouraged to explore their interests and skills in small learning communities that are designed to prepare students for college or the workforce. With concentrations in areas like creative arts, business, and automotive technology, West Philadelphia High School provides a well-rounded foundation for future growth.

Students who demonstrate a passion for the sciences may be a good fit for Science Leadership Academy, one of the more innovative schools near the Old Quaker Building. The school has a unique, project-based structure, where students work one-on-one with faculty and their fellow students on research, presentations, and more in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Because of the nature of the school, it is highly tech-connected, with each student being given his or her own laptop to use each year and state-of-the-art facilities.

No matter students’ educational goals, the schools near the Old Quaker Building can encourage lifelong learning. To learn more about our Philadelphia rental community and to schedule a tour of your family’s new home, contact us today!

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Contact The Old Quaker Building

Fall in love with University City, Philadelphia apartments at The Old Quaker Building! Proximity is everything for Philadelphia students and professionals, and we are positioned in the center of arts and education, near top-notch universities, including University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. Inside our pet-friendly apartments you’ll find contemporary amenities, modern kitchens, and access to Luxer One’s secure packaging delivery system. Outside you can access the Schuylkill River Trail's 30 miles of green spaces and pathways for cyclists and runners. After you explore our exceptional apartments, you’ll be ready to call The Old Quaker Building home! Complete the form below or call our leasing office at 215-222-2233 to contact us!

Learn More About The Old Quaker Building


3514 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Leasing Office Phone:

(215) 222-2233


Monday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday – Noon to 5 p.m.
Wednesday – Noon to 5 p.m.
Thursday – Noon to 5 p.m.
Friday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday – Noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday - Closed