The Phelps School

583 Sugartown Road,
Malvern, PA, 19355-0193
Tel: (610)644-1754
Grades: 7 - 12 | 110 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 Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades 7 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1946

Student Body

Total Students 110 students
Student Body Type All-boys
Students by Grade The Phelps School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 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 (AP), Environmental Science (AP), Mechanical Physics (AP), Psychology (AP), Spanish (AP), Statistics (AP), U.S. Government & Politics (AP), U.S. History (AP), World History (AP)  
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $44,500
Tuition Notes Day Student Tuition is $25,000
% on Financial Aid 36%
Admissions Director Ira B. Miles
Admissions Associate Lisa Ballard


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


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Bowling, Film Appreciation, Fitness, Gardening, Music/Drama, National Honors Society, Photography, Rocketry, Roller Hockey, Studio Arts, Web Design, Yearbook Bowling, Fitness, Gardening, Music/Drama, Photography, Rocketry, Roller Hockey, Studio Arts, Web Design, Yearbook, Film Appreciation,
National Honors Society,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Malvern Preparatory School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Willistown Country Day Montessori (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Willistown Country Day Montessori (1.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Malvern Willistown Country Day Montessori
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    365 Paoli Pike/1133Paoli Pike
    Malvern , PA , 19355
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    1.6  mi  |  100  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Malvern
    Christ Memorial Lutheran School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    89 Line Rd
    Malvern , PA , 19355
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1.9  mi  |  150  students  |  Gr.  K
  • West Chester Goshen Friends School
    814 N Chester Rd
    West Chester , PA , 19380
    2  mi  |  164  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • Malvern Malvern Preparatory School
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    418 S Warren Ave
    Malvern , PA , 19355
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    2.1  mi  |  625  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • West Chester Ss Simon & Jude School
    (Roman Catholic)
    6 Cavanaugh Ct
    West Chester , PA , 19382
    (Roman Catholic)
    2.4  mi  |  448  students  |  Gr.  K-9

School Reviews

  • 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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