The Philadelphia School

2501 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146-0191
Tel: (215)545-5323
Grades: PK-8 | 453 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 Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 453 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade The Philadelphia School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 1 / Jan. 1
Admissions Director Alison Fritz, Director of Admissions Early Childhood
Admissions Associate Brian Johnson, Dir 1st - 7th
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The average private school tuition in Philadelphia, PA is $6,624 for elementary schools and $14,135 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Philadelphia, PA is 62% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).