Girard College

2101 S College Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19121-0191
Tel: (215)787-2621
Grades: 1-12 | 277 students
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.

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students 277 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Girard College Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 1 courses

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Girard College awards full tuition scholarships to all students who are accepted.
Admissions Director Dr. Robbin Washington-Smart
Admissions Associate Aqila Clement


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


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess, Choral Music, Instrumental Music, Many Others Chess, Choral Music, Many Others, Instrumental Music,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Philadelphia Mennonite High School (PMHS) (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hope Christian Academy (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Gesu School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: KG-5 | 8 students
    0.2 miles
    2222 W Master St
    Philadelphia, PA 19121
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: 9-12 | 86 students
    0.3 miles
    860 N 24th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
  • Philadelphia
    St Joseph's Preparatory School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 994 students
    0.3 miles
    1733 W Girard Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: K-8 | 30 students
    0.4 miles
    2534 W Thompson St
    Philadelphia, PA 19121
  • Philadelphia
    Gesu School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 446 students
    0.4 miles
    1700 W Thompson St
    Philadelphia, PA 19121

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The average private school tuition in Philadelphia, PA is $6,289 for elementary schools and $12,064 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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