The Phelps School

583 Sugartown Road,
Malvern, PA, 19355-0193
Tel: (610)644-1754
Grades: 7 - 12 | 100 students
The Phelps School is a boarding and day school for boys.
 The school is dedicated to a peronsalized education for the boy who seeks success academically, personally and socially.
 Our first obligation is create a caring, sensitive climate which emphasizes the positive in every situation.
 The student's educational program is planned in terms of his individual capacity, ability, needs and interest.
 The philosophy of dedication to the total development of each boy is accentuated by the disciplined atmosphere, small classes and daily tutorial support.
 The environment is consistent, supportive, structured and combined with challenge, care and honesty.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 7 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1946

Student Body

Total Students 100 students
Student Body Type All-boys
Students by Grade The Phelps School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 41%
Average Class Size 7 students
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AB Calculus (AP), BC Calculus (AP), Biology (AP), Chemistry (AP), English Literature and Composition (AP), Environmental Science (AP), Physics (AP), Psychology (AP), Spanish (AP), Statistics (AP), U.S. Government & Politics (AP), U.S. History (AP), World History (AP)  
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khaki pants and jacket)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $44,500
Tuition Notes Day Student Tuition is $25,000
% on Financial Aid 38%
Admissions Director Ira B. Miles
Admissions Associate Lisa Ballard

Sports

Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
TennisWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Film Appreciation, Fitness, Gardening, Music/Drama, National Honors Society, Photography, Rocketry, Studio Arts, Yearbook Fitness, Gardening, Music/Drama, Photography, Rocketry, Studio Arts, Yearbook, Film Appreciation,
National Honors Society,

School Notes:

  • Dedicated to the individual boy:68 years meeting individual needs.  A caring structured environmentA challenging yet supportive programSchool's motto: Veritas Sine Timore (Truth Without Fear)110 boarding and day students, grades 7-12, PGSmall class sizesESL: well-known English as a Second Language program10 states and 13 countries represented in the student bodyASP: well-known Academic Support ProgramStrong athletic program: champions in basketball and soccerMember of SSATB. Apply with Phelps code 5759Located just 20 miles west of Philadelphia on the historic Main Line, our 70-acre campus provides it all. Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, students have the ability to take day trips to the New Jersey Shore, Philadelphia, New York City, Washington DC and the Pocono Mountains.Our most recent improvements and developments over the past couple years include a completely renovated Student Center and Day Student Lounge, laptop program for all students, an indoor athletic facility, a new lounge in one of our Dormitories, an upgraded athletic field and a dedicated wrestling room.LD types supported: Our comprehensive Academic Support Program is a solid component of our college-preparatory program.School accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), International Boys' School Coalition (IBSC)
  • Profile last updated: 10/06/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Beneto Center (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Beneto Center (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Willistown Country Day Montessori (1.6 miles away)
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  • Malvern The Beneto Center
    Special Education School
    655 Sugartown Rd
    Malvern , PA , 19355
    (484)595-6781
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    0.8  mi  |  100  students  |  Gr.  4-12
  • Malvern
    Willistown Country Day Montessori
    Montessori School
    365 Paoli Pike/1133Paoli Pike
    Malvern , PA , 19355
    (610)647-4001
    Montessori School
    1.6  mi  |  100  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
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    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    89 Line Rd
    Malvern , PA , 19355
    (610)296-0650
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    1.9  mi  |  26  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
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    814 N Chester Rd
    West Chester , PA , 19380
    (610)696-8869
    (Friends)
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  • Malvern Malvern Preparatory School
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    418 S Warren Ave
    Malvern , PA , 19355
    (484)595-1105
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    2.1  mi  |  629  students  |  Gr.  6-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended August 08, 2014 - The Phelps school has been an incredibly rewarding experience for my son and our family. My son struggled with academics and was lost in a larger school. The attention to the individual and the passion for connecting with the student exhibited by the staff at Phelps has been beyond our expectations. Our son has been transformed from a disenfranchised child, lacking in self esteem to a successful student, engaged in sports and academics, capable of succeeding in an increasingly competitive world. Importantly, the teachers and staff at Phelps have consistently gone above and beyond what one would traditionally expect of educators and staff at school. They are an incredibly well connected group that communicates with one and other and formulates and changes plans to ensure the child''s success. I could not be more pleased with the success my son has had at Phelps. Submitted by a current parent. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 28, 2014 - The Phelps school has been an incredibly rewarding experience for my son and our family. My son struggled with academics and was lost in a larger school. The attention to the individual and the passion for connecting with the student exhibited by the staff at Phelps has been beyond our expectations. Our son has been transformed from a disenfranchised child, lacking in self esteem to a successful student, engaged in sports and academics, capable of succeeding in an increasingly competitive world. Importantly, the teachers and staff at Phelps have consistently gone above and beyond what one would traditionally expect of educators and staff at school. They are an incredibly well connected group that communicates with one and other and formulates and changes plans to ensure the child''s success. I could not be more pleased with the success my son has had at Phelps. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 04, 2014 - Phelps has provided the framework for our son to realize his potential and work hard toward his goals. It has not been easy or quick but little by little, he has turned into a young man. We have really noticed change in his belief that he can do the work and that he is as smart as any other kid. He has been able to understand the differences in learning processes and he has embraced work as he has come to realize that there are no excuses anymore. We are very grateful and proud for the opportunity our son has received and for the positive impact this will have in his life! It has all been possible through his effort and the support he has received from the Phelps staff. - Posted by Parent

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