The Philadelphia School

2501 Lombard Street,
Philadelphia, PA, 19146-0191
Tel: (215)545-5323
Grades: PK - 8 | 408 students
The mission of the Philadelphia School is to educate the intellect and character of our children in a manner consistent with the principles of progressive philosophy.
We want our students to become lifelong learners who are creative thinkers, bold problem solvers, and engaged citizens.
Our approach to learning addresses developmental issues: how a child grows intellectually, creatively, emotionally, socially, morally, and physically.
New discoveries about child development and about the teaching and learning process are regularly incorporated into the school curriculum.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 408 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 33%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade The Philadelphia School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 1 / Jan. 1
Admissions Director Frances Hoover
Admissions Associate Ashley Opalka

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The City School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is School Of Moorish Science Temp (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is De La Salle In Town (0.5 miles away)
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  • Philadelphia School Of Moorish Science Temp
    (Islamic)
    2022 South Street
    Philadelphia , PA , 19146
    (215)985-1250
    (Islamic)
    0.3  mi  |  5  students  |  Gr.  1-6
  • Philadelphia
    Formative Years Preschool Inc
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1925 Lombard Street
    Philadelphia , PA , 19146
    (215)735-3558
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.4  mi  |  24  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Philadelphia
    De La Salle In Town
    All-boys | Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
    25 S Van Pelt St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19103
    (215)567-5500
    All-boys | Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
    0.5  mi  |  80  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Philadelphia
    The City School
    (Christian)
    4115 Baltimore Avenue
    Philadelphia , PA , 19104
    (215)382-7839
    (Christian)
    0.6  mi  |  304  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Philadelphia
    Greene Towne School
    Montessori School
    2121 Arch Street
    Philadelphia , PA , 19103
    (215)563-6368
    Montessori School
    0.7  mi  |  24  students  |  Gr.  NS-K

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