Girard College

2101 S College Ave,
Philadelphia, PA, 19121-0191
Tel: (215)787-2616
Grades: 1 - 12 | 589 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)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 1 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 589 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 99%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade Girard College Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 61 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby 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 Friends Select School (1.2 miles away)
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  • Philadelphia Hope Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    2222 W Master St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19121
    (215)236-6744
    (Christian)
    0.2  mi  |  12  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • Philadelphia
    Philadelphia Mennonite High School (PMHS)
    (Mennonite)
    860 N 24th Street
    Philadelphia , PA , 19130
    (215)769-5363
    (Mennonite)
    0.3  mi  |  86  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Philadelphia
    St. Joseph's Preparatory School
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    1733 W Girard Ave
    Philadelphia , PA , 19130
    (215)978-1959
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    0.3  mi  |  979  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Philadelphia
    Gesu School    
    (Roman Catholic)
    1700 W Thompson St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19121
    (215)763-3660
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.4  mi  |  217  students  |  Gr.  K-2
  • Philadelphia
    Celestial Christian Community
    Special Education School (Christian)
    2534 W Thompson St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19121
    (215)235-0353
    Special Education School (Christian)
    0.4  mi  |  30  students  |  Gr.  K-8

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  • Recommended July 24, 2013 - i have two kids ready to attend school next year, but i need to bring them along in December this year standard seven and two. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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