Most Selective Private High Schools in Pennsylvania

The average private high school acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 82% per year (2021-22).
The most selective school in Pennsylvania is Girard College, with an acceptance rate of 15%.

Most Selective Private High Schools in Pennsylvania (2021-22)

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.
William Penn Charter School
(Friends)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 31%
Grades: PK-12
3000 W School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 844-3460
Rank: #44.
Mercersburg Academy
Mercersburg Academy Photo
Acceptance Rate: 33%
Grades: 9-12
100 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)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 45%
Grades: NS-12
1101 City Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
(610) 649-7440
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
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: #6 - 76. - 7.
Grier School
Grier School Photo
All-girls | Special Program Emphasis
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: 7-12
2522 Grier School Road
Tyrone, PA 16686
(814) 684-3000
Rank: #88.
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: #99.
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: #10 - 1510. - 15.
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: 9-12
2815 Benade Cir
Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
(267) 502-2539
Rank: #10 - 1510. - 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
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: 1-12
1200 River Road
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(215) 483-2461
Rank: #10 - 1510. - 15.
Canaan Christian Academy
(Christian)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: PK-12
30 Hemlock Road
Lake Ariel, PA 18436
(570) 937-4848
Rank: #10 - 1510. - 15.
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: 60%
Grades: 6-12
1120 E. Street Rd, P.O. Box 54
Westtown, PA 19395
(610) 399-1135
Rank: #10 - 1510. - 15.
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: #10 - 1510. - 15.
Horizons At Lcds
Horizons At Lcds Photo
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: PK-12
725 Hamilton Road
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 392-2916
Rank: #1616.
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: #1717.
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: #18 - 1918. - 19.
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: #18 - 1918. - 19.
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: #20 - 2220. - 22.
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: #20 - 2220. - 22.
St. Gregorys Academy
All-boys (Roman Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: 9-12
Rr 8 Box 8214
Moscow, PA 18444
(570) 842-8112
Rank: #20 - 2220. - 22.
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: PK-12
1000 Indian Rock Dam Road
York, PA 17403
(717) 815-6700
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
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: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Linden Hall
Linden Hall Photo
All-girls
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 71%
Grades: 6-12
212 E Main St
Lititz, PA 17543
(717) 626-8512
Rank: #2525.
Scranton Preparatory School
(Roman Catholic)
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 72%
Grades: 9-12
1000 Wyoming Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
(570) 941-7737
Rank: #2626.
Shenango Valley Faith Academy
Shenango Valley Faith Academy Photo - Our students develop lifelong friendships!
Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: K-12
100 W. Ridge Ave, Suite C
Sharpsville, PA 16150
(724) 815-4115
Rank: #27 - 3127. - 31.
Bible Baptist Christian Academy
Bible Baptist Christian Academy Photo
(Baptist)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: PK-12
232 State Route 217
Latrobe, PA 15650
(724) 539-8299
Rank: #27 - 3127. - 31.
The Camphill School
The Camphill School Photo - Small class sizes optimize individual attention
Special Education School
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: NS-12
1784 Fairview Road
Glenmoore, PA 19343
(610) 469-9236
Rank: #27 - 3127. - 31.
Lancaster Catholic High School
Lancaster Catholic High School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: 9-12
650 Juliette Ave
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 509-0313
Rank: #27 - 3127. - 31.
Pine Forge Academy
Pine Forge Academy Photo
(Seventh Day Adventist)
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: 9-12
361 Pine Forge Rd
Pine Forge, PA 19548
(610) 326-5800
Rank: #27 - 3127. - 31.
Sophia Academy
Sophia Academy Photo
Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: 9-12
5900 N 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19120
(267) 595-4723
Rank: #32 - 3532. - 35.
MileStone Academy
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Grades: 9-12
700 N Cedar Rd
Jenkintown, PA 19046
(215) 663-1160
Rank: #32 - 3532. - 35.
North Catholic High School
North Catholic High School Photo - North Catholic High School located in Cranberry Township, PA. Schedule a tour with us today!
(Roman Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Grades: 9-12
1617 Rt. 228
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
(412) 321-4823
Rank: #32 - 3532. - 35.
Sunbury Christian Academy
Sunbury Christian Academy Photo
(Christian)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Grades: K-12
135 Spruce Hollow Road
Northumberland, PA 17857
(570) 473-7592
Rank: #32 - 3532. - 35.
Wyncote Academy
Wyncote Academy Photo - Wyncote Academy welcomes you!
Special Education School
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Grades: 6-12
7613 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
(215) 885-2000
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