Most Selective Private High Schools in Pennsylvania

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The average private high school acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is approximately 82% per year (2021).
The most selective school in Pennsylvania is currently Girard College, with an acceptance rate of 15%.
The most selective private high schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Most Selective Private High 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).
    Acceptance Rate: 15%
    Grades: 1-122101 S College Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19121
    (215) 787-2600

  • Rank: #22.
    The Church Farm School
    All-boys (Episcopal)
    Acceptance Rate: 20%
    Grades: 9-121001 E Lincoln Hwy
    Exton, PA 19341
    (610) 363-7500

  • Rank: #33.
    William Penn Charter School
    (Friends)
    Acceptance Rate: 31%
    Grades: PK-123000 W School House Lane
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    (215) 844-3460

  • Rank: #44.
    Mercersburg Academy
    Mercersburg Academy Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 33%
    Grades: 9-12100 Academy Drive
    Mercersburg, PA 17236
    (717) 328-6173

  • Rank: #55.
    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-121101 City Avenue
    Wynnewood, PA 19096
    (610) 649-7440

  • Rank: #6-76.-7.
    The Agnes Irwin School
    The Agnes Irwin School Photo
    All-girls
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: NS-12275 S Ithan Ave
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
    (610) 525-8400

  • Rank: #6-76.-7.
    Grier School
    Grier School Photo
    All-girls | Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: 7-122522 Grier School Road
    Tyrone, PA 16686
    (814) 684-3000

  • Rank: #88.
    The Haverford School
    The Haverford School Photo - The crew team spent one of its preseason practices at Rushton Farm, a local CSA, harvesting potatoes, weeding the greenhouses, and clearing tomato plants.
    All-boys
    Acceptance Rate: 51%
    Grades: PK-12450 Lancaster Ave.
    Haverford, PA 19041
    (610) 642-3020

  • Rank: #99.
    ATG
    ATG Photo
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 55%
    Grades: 1-123400 Pickertown Rd Suite 2
    Chalfont, PA 18914
    (267) 803-1751

  • Rank: #1010.
    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.
    (Friends)
    Acceptance Rate: 58%
    Grades: PK-12975 Westtown Road
    West Chester, PA 19382
    (610) 399-0123

  • Rank: #11-1511.- 15.Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: 9-122815 Benade Cir
    Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
    (267) 502-2539

  • Rank: #11-1511.- 15.
    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: 60%
    Grades: 1-121200 River Road
    Conshohocken, PA 19428
    (215) 483-2461

  • Rank: #11-1511.- 15.
    Canaan Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: PK-1230 Hemlock Road
    Lake Ariel, PA 18436
    (570) 937-4848

  • Rank: #11-1511.- 15.
    Coventry Christian Schools
    Coventry Christian Schools Photo
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: NS-12699 N Pleasantview Rd
    Pottstown, PA 19464
    (610) 326-3320

  • Rank: #11-1511.- 15.
    Horizons At Lcds
    Horizons At Lcds Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: PK-12725 Hamilton Road
    Lancaster, PA 17603
    (717) 392-2916

  • Rank: #1616.
    Abington Friends School
    Abington Friends School Photo
    (Friends)
    Acceptance Rate: 61%
    Grades: PK-12575 Washington Ln
    Jenkintown, PA 19046
    (215) 576-3984

  • Rank: #1717.
    MMI Preparatory School
    MMI Preparatory School Photo - MMI Preparatory School Campus
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 64%
    Grades: 6-12154 Centre St
    Freeland, PA 18224
    (570) 636-1108

  • Rank: #1818.
    The Crefeld School
    The Crefeld School Photo - The Crefeld School
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: 7-128836 Crefeld Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19118
    (215) 242-5545

  • Rank: #19-2119.- 21.
    First Love Christian Academy
    First Love Christian Academy Photo - electrical engineering
    (African Methodist Episcopal)
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: 7-12150 Sunset Blvd
    Washington, PA 15301
    (724) 228-3547

  • Rank: #19-2119.- 21.
    St. Gregorys Academy
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: 9-12Rr 8 Box 8214
    Moscow, PA 18444
    (570) 842-8112

  • Rank: #19-2119.- 21.Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: PK-121000 Indian Rock Dam Road
    York, PA 17403
    (717) 815-6700

  • Rank: #2222.
    Harrisburg Academy
    Harrisburg Academy Photo - Upper School Students take a moment to discuss the period's lecture.
    Acceptance Rate: 71%
    Grades: NS-1210 Erford Road
    Lemoyne, PA 17043
    (717) 763-7811

  • Rank: #2323.
    Scranton Preparatory School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 72%
    Grades: 9-121000 Wyoming Avenue
    Scranton, PA 18509
    (570) 941-7737

  • Rank: #2424.
    Shenango Valley Faith Academy
    Shenango Valley Faith Academy Photo - Our students develop lifelong friendships!
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: K-12100 W. Ridge Ave, Suite C
    Sharpsville, PA 16150
    (724) 815-4115

  • Rank: #25-3025.- 30.
    Bible Baptist Christian Academy
    Bible Baptist Christian Academy Photo
    (Baptist)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-12232 State Route 217
    Latrobe, PA 15650
    (724) 539-8299

  • Rank: #25-3025.- 30.
    The Camphill School
    The Camphill School Photo - Small class sizes optimize individual attention
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: NS-121784 Fairview Road
    Glenmoore, PA 19343
    (610) 469-9236

  • Rank: #25-3025.- 30.
    International Christian High School
    International Christian High School Photo - International Christian High School Graduation at Cairn University.
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: 5-125500 Tabor Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19120
    (267) 900-2000

  • Rank: #25-3025.- 30.
    Lancaster Catholic High School
    Lancaster Catholic High School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: 9-12650 Juliette Ave
    Lancaster, PA 17601
    (717) 509-0313

  • Rank: #25-3025.- 30.
    Pine Forge Academy
    Pine Forge Academy Photo
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: 9-12361 Pine Forge Rd
    Pine Forge, PA 19548
    (610) 326-5800

  • Rank: #25-3025.- 30.
    Sophia Academy
    Sophia Academy Photo
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: 9-126300 N 7th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19126
    (267) 595-4723

  • Rank: #31-3531.- 35.
    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.
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: 6-121120 E. Street Rd
    Westtown, PA 19395
    (610) 399-1135

  • Rank: #31-3531.- 35.
    MileStone Academy
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: 9-12700 N Cedar Rd
    Jenkintown, PA 19046
    (215) 663-1160

  • Rank: #31-3531.- 35.
    North Catholic High School
    North Catholic High School Photo - Our Cranberry Campus Opens in Fall 2014
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: 9-121617 Rt. 228
    Cranberry Township, PA 16066
    (412) 321-4823

  • Rank: #31-3531.- 35.
    Sunbury Christian Academy
    Sunbury Christian Academy Photo
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: K-12135 Spruce Hollow Road
    Northumberland, PA 17857
    (570) 473-7592

  • Rank: #31-3531.- 35.
    Wyncote Academy
    Wyncote Academy Photo - Wyncote Academy welcomes you!
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: 6-127613 Old York Road
    Elkins Park, PA 19027
    (215) 885-2000

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