Most Selective Private Schools in Pennsylvania

The average private school acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 86% per year (2021).
The most selective school in Pennsylvania is Girard College, with an acceptance rate of 15%. The most selective private schools are listed below.

Most Selective Private Schools in Pennsylvania (2021)

School
Acceptance Rate
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
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: 15%
Grades: 1-12
2101 S College Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19121
(215) 787-2600
Rank: #22.
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 (Episcopal)
Acceptance Rate: 20%
Grades: 9-12
1001 E Lincoln Hwy
Exton, PA 19341
(610) 363-7500
Rank: #33.
St. Peter's School
St. Peter's School Photo
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Grades: NS-8
319 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 925-3963
Rank: #44.
William Penn Charter School
(Friends)
Acceptance Rate: 31%
Grades: PK-12
3000 W School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 844-3460
Rank: #55.
Mercersburg Academy
Mercersburg Academy Photo
Acceptance Rate: 33%
Grades: 9-12
100 Academy Drive
Mercersburg, PA 17236
(717) 328-6173
Rank: #66.
Greene Street Friends School
Greene Street Friends School Photo - Learning Together
(Friends)
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 40%
Grades: PK-8
5511 Greene St
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 438-7000
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)
Acceptance Rate: 45%
Grades: NS-12
1101 City Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
(610) 649-7440
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
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: #8 - 98. - 9.
Grier School
Grier School Photo
All-girls | Special Program Emphasis
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: 7-12
2522 Grier School Road
Tyrone, PA 16686
(814) 684-3000
Rank: #1010.
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
Acceptance Rate: 51%
Grades: PK-12
450 Lancaster Ave.
Haverford, PA 19041
(610) 642-3020
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
The Miquon School
The Miquon School Photo
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 58%
Grades: PK-6
2025 Harts Lane
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 828-1231
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Westtown School
Westtown School Photo - The Westtown School campus includes 600 acres of land, a 14-acre lake with beach and boathouse and an arboretum and natural forest.
(Friends)
(10)
Acceptance Rate: 58%
Grades: PK-12
975 Westtown Road
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 399-0123
Rank: #13 - 1913. - 19.
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: 9-12
2815 Benade Cir
Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
(267) 502-2539
Rank: #13 - 1913. - 19.
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
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: 1-12
1200 River Road
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(215) 483-2461
Rank: #13 - 1913. - 19.
Buckingham Friends School
Buckingham Friends School Photo - BFS main building with students playing soccer at recess.
(Friends)
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: K-8
5684 York Road
Lahaska, PA 18931
(215) 794-7491
Rank: #13 - 1913. - 19.
Canaan Christian Academy
(Christian)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: PK-12
30 Hemlock Road
Lake Ariel, PA 18436
(570) 937-4848
Rank: #13 - 1913. - 19.
Coventry Christian Schools
Coventry Christian Schools Photo
(Christian)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: NS-12
699 N Pleasantview Rd
Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 326-3320
Rank: #13 - 1913. - 19.
Frankford Friends School
Frankford Friends School Photo
(Friends)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: PK-8
1500 Orthodox Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
(215) 533-5368
Rank: #13 - 1913. - 19.
Horizons At Lcds
Horizons At Lcds Photo
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: PK-12
725 Hamilton Road
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 392-2916
Rank: #2020.
Abington Friends School
Abington Friends School Photo
(Friends)
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 61%
Grades: PK-12
575 Washington Ln
Jenkintown, PA 19046
(215) 576-3984
Rank: #2121.
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: #22 - 2322. - 23.
ATG Learning Academy
ATG Learning Academy Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Grades: 1-12
3400 Pickertown Rd Suite 2
Chalfont, PA 18914
(267) 803-1751
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
The Crefeld School
The Crefeld School Photo - The Crefeld School
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Grades: 7-12
8836 Crefeld Street
Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 242-5545
Rank: #24 - 2924. - 29.
First Love Christian Academy
First Love Christian Academy Photo - electrical engineering
(African Methodist Episcopal)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: 7-12
150 Sunset Blvd
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 228-3547
Rank: #24 - 2924. - 29.
Phebe Anna Thorne School
Daycare / Preschool
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: NS-K
1029 Wyndon Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 526-7913
Rank: #24 - 2924. - 29.
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 - 2924. - 29.
St. Gregorys Academy
All-boys (Roman Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: 9-12
Rr 8 Box 8214
Moscow, PA 18444
(570) 842-8112
Rank: #24 - 2924. - 29.
Virtuous Academy
Virtuous Academy Photo
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: K-8
One Library Place
Duquesne, PA 15110
(412) 896-6701
Rank: #24 - 2924. - 29.
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: PK-12
1000 Indian Rock Dam Road
York, PA 17403
(717) 815-6700
Rank: #3030.
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: #3131.
Scranton Preparatory School
(Roman Catholic)
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 72%
Grades: 9-12
1000 Wyoming Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
(570) 941-7737
Rank: #32 - 3832. - 38.
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: #32 - 3832. - 38.
Leadership Christian Academy
(Christian)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: PK-8
5900 Sterrettania Rd
Fairview, PA 16415
(814) 833-0286
Rank: #32 - 3832. - 38.
Newtown Friends School
Newtown Friends School Photo
(Friends)
(8)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: PK-8
1450 Newtown Langhorne Road
Newtown, PA 18940
(215) 968-2225
Rank: #32 - 3832. - 38.
Saint Kilian Parish School
Saint Kilian Parish School Photo - Weekly School Mass
(Roman Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: NS-8
7076 Franklin Road
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
(724) 625-1665
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