The City School

4115 Baltimore Avenue ,
Philadelphia, PA, 19104-0191
Tel: (215)382-7839
Grades: K - 12 | 304 students
The City School provides an academically excellent Christian education.
By training the minds and discipling the hearts of our students, we prepare them for excellence in their life-long pursuit of learning.
Our dedicated staff teach and model the Christian worldview as the context for life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Christian Schools International (CSI)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1978

Student Body

Total Students 304 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 75%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade The City School  Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 3 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,300
Tuition Notes $13,000 for International Students
% on Financial Aid 66%
Admissions Director Lynda McClary

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Soccer, Track and FieldBasketballCheering,
SoccerTrack and Field,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Advanced Art, Choir, Dance, Drama, Handbells/Chimes (Lower School), National Honor Society, Photography, SAT Prep, Strategic Gaming Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Yearbook Advanced Art, Choir, Dance, Drama, Photography, SAT Prep, Yearbook, Handbells/Chimes (Lower School),
National Honor Society,
Strategic Gaming Club,
Student Ambassadors,
Student Government,

School Notes:

  • The City School’s mission is to train students’ minds, disciple their hearts and bring light to the city—one child at a time. For 35 years, our commitment to this mission has guided us as we prepare students to thrive in school, in college, at home and in life.
    Training Minds: Our rigorous college-preparatory program prepares students for success in their lifelong pursuit of learning. We instill a genuine love of learning in our students. 
    Discipling Hearts: We care for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our students. Values like love, forgiveness and grace are taught and modeled every day. The name of Jesus is glorified, and students are taught to see all truth in light of the Christian worldview.
    Bringing Light to the City: Our students work to redeem the neighborhoods they love. We view the city from a perspective of hope and renewal, celebrating its beauty and actively working to heal its brokenness.
    One Child at a Time: We value each student as an individual, uniquely created in the image of God. Small class sizes ensure each student is given the one-on-one attention they need to succeed.
  • Profile last updated: 01/24/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Student Ed Center & Delaware Valley High School Cc (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Formative Years Preschool Inc (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is De La Salle In Town (0.5 miles away)
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