Most Selective Private Schools in Pennsylvania

The average private school acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 86% per year (2024).
The most selective school in Pennsylvania is The Church Farm School, with an acceptance rate of 20%.
Acceptance Rate Range: 20% 75% Avg. Acceptance Rate: 56%

Most Selective Private Schools in Pennsylvania (2024)

School
Acceptance Rate
Grades
Location
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
The Church Farm School
The Church Farm School Photo - Church Farm School recently underwent a $15M campus modernization project, creating new student learning spaces, a Center for the Arts and a more accessible campus.
All-boys | Special Program Emphasis (Episcopal)
Acceptance Rate: 20%
Grades: 9-12
1001 E Lincoln Hwy
Exton, PA 19341
(610) 363-7500
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Girard College
Girard College Photo - Field trips take advantage of the numerous and varied museums and historic sites in Philadelphia. These first graders are sketching at PAFA (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts).
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 20%
Grades: 1-12
2101 S College Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19121
(215) 787-2621
Rank: #33.
Mercersburg Academy
Mercersburg Academy Photo
Acceptance Rate: 28%
Grades: 9-12
100 Academy Drive
Mercersburg, PA 17236
(717) 328-6173
Rank: #44.
St. Peter's School
St. Peter's School Photo
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Grades: NS-8
319 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 925-3963
Rank: #55.
William Penn Charter School
(Friends)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 31%
Grades: PK-12
3000 W School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 844-3460
Rank: #66.
George School
George School Photo
(Friends)
Acceptance Rate: 34%
Grades: 9-12
1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
Newtown, PA 18940
(215) 579-6547
Rank: #77.
Friends Central School
Friends Central School Photo - Friends' Central School is an independent, coeducational, Quaker, college-preparatory day school for Nursery through grade 12 students. Located on 41 acres across two campuses in Wynnewood, Pa., Friends' Central cultivates the intellectual, spiritual, and ethical promise of students. Since 1845, Friends' Central has been educating for excellence, inspiring tomorrow's leaders, honoring each individual, and encouraging students to peacefully transform the world.
(Friends)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 38%
Grades: NS-12
1101 City Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
(610) 649-7440
Rank: #88.
Greene Street Friends School
Greene Street Friends School Photo - Middle School, grades 5-8, is marked by a rigorous academic program that recognizes that every child is unique and special. Students participate in many hands-on individual and group projects that promote curiosity and understanding. Students are well prepared for the top high schools, both public and private, in the area.
(Friends)
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 40%
Grades: PK-8
5511 Greene St
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 438-7000
Rank: #99.
Quba Institute Day School
(Islamic)
Acceptance Rate: 45%
Grades: K-8
4637 Lancaster Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 473-8589
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
The Agnes Irwin School
The Agnes Irwin School Photo
All-girls
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: NS-12
275 S Ithan Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 525-8400
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Grier School
Grier School Photo
All-girls
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: 7-12
2522 Grier School Road
Tyrone, PA 16686
(814) 684-3000
Rank: #1212.
The Haverford School
The Haverford School Photo - Haverford's visual arts program includes 10 dedicated art studios and a design and engineering studio. Students experiment with 3D printing and other new media.
All-boys
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 51%
Grades: PK-12
450 Lancaster Ave.
Haverford, PA 19041
(610) 642-3020
Rank: #1313.
Westtown School
Westtown School Photo - The Westtown School campus includes 600 acres of land, a 14-acre lake with a beach and boathouse, and an arboretum and natural forest.
(Friends)
(10)
Acceptance Rate: 57%
Grades: PK-12
975 Westtown Road
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 399-7900
Rank: #14 - 1714. - 17.
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: 9-12
2815 Benade Cir
Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
(267) 502-2539
Rank: #14 - 1714. - 17.
The Concept School
The Concept School Photo - The Concept School`s motto, "Where Unique Minds Learn in Unique Ways" really describes what happens inside of our small, nurturing community. We value individual differences and allow students to build self-confidence while they work to earn their Pennsylvania Department of Education approved diploma.
Alternative School
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: 6-12
1120 E. Street Rd, P.O. Box 54
Westtown, PA 19395
(610) 399-1135
Rank: #14 - 1714. - 17.
Coventry Christian Schools
Coventry Christian Schools Photo
(Christian)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: NS-12
699 N Pleasantview Rd
Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 326-3320
Rank: #14 - 1714. - 17.
Frankford Friends School
Frankford Friends School Photo
(Friends)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: PK-8
1500 Orthodox Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
(215) 533-5368
Rank: #1818.
AIM Academy
AIM Academy Photo - MEETING LEARNING CHALLENGES WITH SCIENCE & LOVE: AT AIM, we recognize that children who learn differently need to be taught differently - and that's exactly what we do. Our passionately committed, highly-trained faculty employ techniques proven effective, and the results are remarkable. Each day we witness young people who doubted themselves in every way discover the gift of fearless learning.
Special Education School
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 62%
Grades: 1-12
1200 River Road
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(215) 483-2461
Rank: #1919.
Covenant Christian Academy
Covenant Christian Academy Photo - Students are taught cursive beginning in Kindergarten. While this skill is seldom taught in many contemporary schools, our families love to see the beautiful scripts that their Grammar School students develop.
Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 63%
Grades: PK-12
1982 Locust Ln
Harrisburg, PA 17109
(717) 540-9885
Rank: #2020.
MMI Preparatory School
MMI Preparatory School Photo - MMI Preparatory School Campus
Special Program Emphasis
Acceptance Rate: 64%
Grades: 6-12
154 Centre St
Freeland, PA 18224
(570) 636-1108
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
The Crefeld School
The Crefeld School Photo - Middle School Science
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Grades: 7-12
8836 Crefeld Street
Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 242-5545
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
The Miquon School
The Miquon School Photo
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Grades: PK-6
2025 Harts Lane
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 828-1231
Rank: #2323.
Abington Friends School
Abington Friends School Photo
(Friends)
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 66%
Grades: PK-12
575 Washington Ln
Jenkintown, PA 19046
(215) 576-3950
Rank: #24 - 3024. - 30.
Buckingham Friends School
Buckingham Friends School Photo - Lower School Student Ready to Learn - Photo By: Ralph "Ozzie" Oswald
(Friends)
(8)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: K-8
5684 York Road
Lahaska, PA 18931
(215) 794-7491
Rank: #24 - 3024. - 30.
First Love Christian Academy
First Love Christian Academy Photo - electrical engineering
All-boys (Christian)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: 10-12
150 Sunset Blvd
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 228-3547
Rank: #24 - 3024. - 30.
Phebe Anna Thorne School
Daycare / Preschool
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: NS-K
1029 Wyndon Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 526-7913
Rank: #24 - 3024. - 30.
River Valley Waldorf School
River Valley Waldorf School Photo - Middle school students performing A Midsummer Night's Eve !
Special Program Emphasis
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: PK-8
1395 Bridgeton Hill Road
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
(610) 982-5606
Rank: #24 - 3024. - 30.
St. Gregorys Academy
All-boys (Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: 9-12
Rr 8 Box 8214
Moscow, PA 18444
(570) 842-8112
Rank: #24 - 3024. - 30.
Virtuous Academy
Virtuous Academy Photo
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: K-8
One Library Place
Duquesne, PA 15110
(412) 896-6701
Rank: #24 - 3024. - 30.
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: PK-12
1000 Indian Rock Dam Road
York, PA 17403
(717) 815-6700
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Harrisburg Academy
Harrisburg Academy Photo - Upper School Students take a moment to discuss the period's lecture.
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 71%
Grades: NS-12
10 Erford Road
Lemoyne, PA 17043
(717) 763-7811
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Linden Hall
Linden Hall Photo - Students enjoying a walk around our beautiful campus in the springtime.
All-girls
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 71%
Grades: 6-12
212 E Main St
Lititz, PA 17543
(717) 626-8512
Rank: #3333.
Scranton Preparatory School
(Catholic)
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 72%
Grades: 9-12
1000 Wyoming Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
(570) 941-7737
Rank: #34 - 3934. - 39.
Calvary Christian School
Calvary Christian School Photo - Praying for our community
(Christian)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: K-8
676 Lincoln Highway
Fairless Hills, PA 19030
(215) 736-2391
Rank: #34 - 3934. - 39.
Leadership Christian Academy
Leadership Christian Academy Photo - The LCA middle school welcomed our "resident engineer," Paul Matters, for a special day of hands-on learning. Lights, glasses & experimentation!
(Christian)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: PK-8
5900 Sterrettania Rd
Fairview, PA 16415
(814) 833-0286
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Pennsylvania average Private Schools acceptance rate?
The Pennsylvania average Private Schools acceptance rate is 86% for 2024.
What are the most selective Private Schools in Pennsylvania?
The best top ranked Private Schools in Pennsylvania include The Church Farm School, Girard College and Mercersburg Academy.
What is the most selective high school and elementary school in Pennsylvania?
The most selective private high school in Pennsylvania is The Church Farm School, with an acceptance rate of 20%. The most selective private elementary school is Girard College, with an acceptance rate of 20%.

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