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  • The average private school acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is approximately 86% per year (2019-20).
  • The most selective private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The most selective school in Pennsylvania is currently Girard College, with an acceptance rate of 15%.

Most Selective Private Schools in Pennsylvania (2019-20)

  • School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Girard College
    Girard College Photo - Lower School "Bubble Day" is fun for the younger students.
    Acceptance Rate: 15%
    Grades: 1-122101 S College Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19121

  • Rank: #22.
    The Church Farm School
    All-boys (Episcopal)
    Acceptance Rate: 20%
    Grades: 9-121001 E Lincoln Hwy
    Exton, PA 19341

  • Rank: #33.
    St. Peters School
    St. Peters School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: NS-8319 Lombard Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19147

  • Rank: #44.
    William Penn Charter School
    Acceptance Rate: 31%
    Grades: PK-123000 W School House Lane
    Philadelphia, PA 19144

  • Rank: #55.
    Mercersburg Academy
    Mercersburg Academy Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 33%
    Grades: 9-12100 Academy Drive
    Mercersburg, PA 17236

  • Rank: #6-76.-7.
    The Concept School
    The Concept School Photo - TCS's small size enables staff to truly know each student's learning style to maximize skill development.
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: 6-121120 E. Street Rd
    Westtown, PA 19395

  • Rank: #6-76.-7.
    Greene Street Friends School
    Greene Street Friends School Photo - Spring Concert 2019
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: PK-85511 Greene St
    Philadelphia, PA 19144

  • Rank: #88.
    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.
    Acceptance Rate: 45%
    Grades: NS-121101 City Avenue
    Wynnewood, PA 19096

  • Rank: #9-109.-10.
    The Agnes Irwin School
    The Agnes Irwin School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: PK-12275 S Ithan Ave
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

  • Rank: #9-109.-10.
    Grier School
    Grier School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: 7-122522 Grier School Road
    Tyrone, PA 16686

  • Rank: #1111.
    The Haverford School
    The Haverford School Photo - Seniors continue the tradition of escorting kindergarten students through the Walk of Virtues to The Haverford School's opening day assembly.
    Acceptance Rate: 51%
    Grades: PK-12450 Lancaster Ave.
    Haverford, PA 19041

  • Rank: #1212.
    ATG Photo
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 55%
    Grades: 1-123400 Pickertown Rd Suite 2
    Chalfont, PA 18914

  • Rank: #13-1413.-14.
    The Miquon School
    The Miquon School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 58%
    Grades: PK-62025 Harts Lane
    Conshohocken, PA 19428

  • Rank: #13-1413.-14.
    Westtown School
    Westtown School Photo - LEED Gold Science Center. Open to students in January, 2014, our new Science Center houses six labs, space for independent research, a Design Engineering/robotics space.
    Acceptance Rate: 58%
    Grades: PK-12975 Westtown Road
    West Chester, PA 19382

  • Rank: #15-2015.-20.Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: 9-122815 Benade Cir
    Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

  • Rank: #15-2015.-20.
    Buckingham Friends School
    Buckingham Friends School Photo - BFS main building with students playing soccer at recess.
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: K-85684 York Road
    Lahaska, PA 18931

  • Rank: #15-2015.-20.
    Canaan Christian Academy
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: PK-1230 Hemlock Road
    Lake Ariel, PA 18436

  • Rank: #15-2015.-20.
    Coventry Christian Schools
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: NS-12699 N Pleasantview Rd
    Pottstown, PA 19464

  • Rank: #15-2015.-20.
    Frankford Friends School
    Frankford Friends School Photo - Our students are confident explorers who are curious about the world.
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: NS-81500 Orthodox Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19124

  • Rank: #15-2015.-20.Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: PK-12725 Hamilton Road
    Lancaster, PA 17603

  • Rank: #2121.
    Abington Friends School
    Abington Friends School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 61%
    Grades: PK-12575 Washington Ln
    Jenkintown, PA 19046

  • Rank: #2222.
    MMI Preparatory School
    MMI Preparatory School Photo - MMI Preparatory School Campus
    Acceptance Rate: 64%
    Grades: 6-12154 Centre St
    Freeland, PA 18224

  • Rank: #23-2423.-24.
    The Crefeld School
    The Crefeld School Photo - The Crefeld School
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: 7-128836 Crefeld Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19118

  • Rank: #23-2423.-24.
    St Joseph's Preparatory School
    St Joseph's Preparatory School Photo - St. Joseph's Prep
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: 9-121733 W Girard Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19130

  • Rank: #2525.
    AIM Academy
    AIM Academy Photo - MEETING LEARNING CHALLENGES WITH SCIENCE & LOVE: AT AIMAcademy, 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
    Acceptance Rate: 69%
    Grades: 1-121200 River Road
    Conshohocken, PA 19428

  • Rank: #26-3126.-31.
    First Love Christian Academy
    First Love Christian Academy Photo - The students take over and lead a class in Latin.
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: 7-12150 Sunset Blvd
    Washington, PA 15301

  • Rank: #26-3126.-31.
    Phebe Anna Thorne School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: NS-K1029 Wyndon Avenue
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

  • Rank: #26-3126.-31.
    River Valley Waldorf School
    River Valley Waldorf School Photo - 2nd graders are up and moving during morning, main lesson!
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: PK-81395 Bridgeton Hill Road
    Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

  • Rank: #26-3126.-31.
    St. Gregorys Academy
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: 9-12Rr 8 Box 8214
    Moscow, PA 18444

  • Rank: #26-3126.-31.
    Virtuous Academy
    Virtuous Academy Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: K-8One Library Place
    Duquesne, PA 15110

  • Rank: #26-3126.-31.Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: NS-121000 Indian Rock Dam Road
    York, PA 17403

  • Rank: #3232.
    Harrisburg Academy
    Harrisburg Academy Photo - Upper School students took part in the all-school community service day. Students in all grads, preschool through twelfth, perform age-appropriate community service through on-site or off-site projects.
    Acceptance Rate: 71%
    Grades: NS-1210 Erford Road
    Lemoyne, PA 17043

  • Rank: #3333.
    Scranton Preparatory School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 72%
    Grades: 9-121000 Wyoming Avenue
    Scranton, PA 18509

  • Rank: #34-4034.-40.
    Calvary Christian School
    Calvary Christian School Photo - Praying for our community
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: K-8676 Lincoln Highway
    Fairless Hills, PA 19030

  • Rank: #34-4034.-40.
    Leadership Christian Academy
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: PK-85900 Sterrettania Rd
    Fairview, PA 16415

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