Girard College

2101 S College Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19121-0191
Tel: (215)787-2621
Grades: 1-12 | 311 students
Girard College is a coeducational, college-prep boarding school for academically capable students, grades 1 through 12, from families with limited financial resources, headed by a single parent or guardian.
Girard's mission is to prepare students for advanced education and life as informed, ethical and productive citizens through a rigorous educational program that promotes intellectual, social and emotional growth.
Girard's Core Values are integrity, respect, self-discipline, compassion and responsibility.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 1-12
Year Founded 1848

Student Body

Total Students 311 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
88%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Girard College Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 14 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / Mar. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes Girard College awards full tuition scholarships to all students who are accepted.
Average Financial Aid Grant $44,000
Acceptance Rate
15%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Henry Fairfax
Admissions Associate Aqila Clement

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter TrackBasketballCheering,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Chess, Choral Music, Future Docs, Instrumental Music, Many Others, Mock Trial Team, World Affairs Council Band, Chess, Choral Music, Future Docs, Many Others, Instrumental Music,
Mock Trial Team,
World Affairs Council,

School Notes

  • Girard College is a private boarding school for academically capable students, grades 1 through 12, from families with limited financial resources, headed by a single parent or guardian. Girard's mission is to prepare students for advanced education and life as informed, ethical and productive citizens through a rigorous educational program that promotes intellectual, social and emotional growth. Girard's core values are integrity, respect, self-discipline, compassion and responsibility.
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The average private school tuition in Philadelphia, PA is $6,933 for elementary schools and $12,473 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Philadelphia, PA is 67% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).