Star Career Academy – Philadelphia, PA



Star Career Academy Announces Closure November 15, 2016

CHERRY HILL, N.J., November 15, 2016 – Star Career Academy regretfully informed students, faculty and administrators on Tuesday that all classes were cancelled, effective immediately, and that the school will cease operations. As a result, all campuses operated by Star Career Academy, including the Culinary Academy of Long Island and ServFast Computers, are closing.

Students have been notified not to report to their campuses via the school’s text-message and email notification systems, as well as social media and Star Career Academy’s website. Further information for students, including how to obtain transcripts, will be available at

Tuesday, November 15 had previously been scheduled as a staff-training day, so no classes were in session. Employees were notified directly in person or via phone.

Star Career Academy’s closing is the result of the negative financial impact of a continued declining student population while operating in the challenging for-profit post-secondary school industry. Star Career Academy has done everything in its power to prevent closure after operating for 37 years and providing a supportive educational environment for thousands of students.

Star Career Academy would like to thank all of the students, employees and community partners for their support of our mission over the years. Faculty and administrators have devoted countless hours providing quality career training to improve our students’ lives and the communities we serve.

Star Career Academy campuses in New Jersey are located in Brick, Clifton, Egg Harbor and Newark, in Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and in New York in New York City. The Culinary Academy of Long Island is located in Syosset, N.Y. and ServFast Computers is located in Toms River, N.J.

Star Career Academy students and employees may visit for additional information, or reach the school’s main office by phone at 856-719-0300.

Star Career Academy - Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Star Career Academy Philadelphia PA

School Information

school name Star Career Academy
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school address 9173 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19114
for or non profit Private, For Profit

Start your culinary school education in Philadelphia, PA

Our Philadelphia Campus occupies approximately 51,000 square feet and houses classes and clinical laboratories, including a simulated operating room. Each classroom is supplied with program-specific equipment such as electrocardiography or dialysis machines.

Culinary students use a dining room and three commercial kitchens that are equipped for quantity cooking, baking, and food preparation. Adjacent facilities serve the Paramedic program with life-saving equipment and the Cosmetology program with equipment used in professional beauty salons.

On-site computer laboratories serve students in our Medical Assistant program. Any important decision is accompanied by important questions, and attending culinary arts school is no different. How much will it cost? How long does it take? How do I start? Get the information you need, and the answers you’re looking for.

If you are interested in attending culinary arts school at Star Career Academy we recommend you click on the Course button, fill out the short questionnaire and a representative from the school will contact you to answer any additional questions about the school, costs, financial aid and how to apply.

About the Commercial Cooking Program

The Commercial Cooking course is offered in two formats: a 600-hour program and a 900-hour program (including a required externship for both). They both offer 100 hours each of training in skills development, food preparation, and catering.

The longer program also covers food purchasing, food sanitation, restaurant operations, baking and cake decoration, and quantity food production.

Going to School In Philadelphia

History buffs will have all they can handle in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. Visitors to Independence Hall can relive the signing of the Declaration of Independence and then stand before the Liberty Bell. Within walking distance are dozens of historic buildings once occupied by our nation’s founders. Just north of the city is Valley Forge, where Washington’s soldiers survived a brutal winter and became an army.

Philadelphia is one of the largest college towns in the U.S. with nearly 300,000 students in the five county metro area.  There are over 80 colleges, universities and trade schools serving these students. With such a large student population, Philadelphia has a wealth of activities targeted at the college crowd.

Philadelphia is a city that loves its sports. The pro sports scene is populated by teams with passionate followings and fans with a reputation for knowledge and surliness. The Eagles, Phillies, 76ers and Flyers are the top echelon sports franchises but other lesser-known teams also have a devoted fan base. College teams play second fiddle to the pros but still compete on the national scene with the support of loyal students and alumni.

Massage therapists can select from a variety of career options in the Philadelphia area. With all of the activities at the professional and collegiate sports level, sports massage is always a consideration. As a major tourist center, Philadelphia has a variety of first-class hotels catering to higher-end visitors and business clients.

Many offer massage services to guests along with other spa services. Health clubs and fitness centers abound offering a variety of massage services. Philadelphia is also ideally located in the Northeast corridor and is within easy driving distance to New York, Baltimore, Washington D.C., the Jersey shore and the Pocono Mountains.