City School At Fairmount

PMHS is an award winning Christian high school that offers a transformative education that equips students for leadership, service and peacemaking.
We have a 100% college acceptance rate since we opened in 1998.
Students are challenged to develop their leadership skills through athletics, student council and fundraisers.
Service is expressed through the 3,000 hours of volunteer service at elementary schools, recreation centers, businesses and organizations.
All new students are required to take a conflict resolution class which has contributed to a safe peaceful school culture.
Since the world is our classroom, our students visit the rich cultural and historical sites in Greater Philadelphia, the United States area and outside the country.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 114 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

City School At Fairmount ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded
1998

Student Body

Total Students
114 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
90%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
City School At Fairmount Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
We offered need based tuition assistance based on income. Visit us at pmhs98.org
Admissions Director
Kim Jones
Admissions Associate
Ron Tinsley

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Aikido, Arts & Crafts, Business Management, Dance, Drama, Entrepreneurship, Golf, Rowing, Tennis, Worship Arts, Yearbook

School Notes

  • PMHS offers a truly unique and exciting secondary education program not available elsewhere in the Philadelphia area. Our education is based upon a traditional secondary school curriculum combined with sound, up-to-date education principles, including the encouragement of multiple learning methods, an alternative school calendar, block scheduling, standards-based instruction, an integrated curriculum, and inclusive classes. Educational program includes standard PA Curriculum Multiple Learning Styles. We recognize that students attain knowledge individually through different learning styles and at different rates of speed. Students are encouraged to approach the academic disciplines using their respective learning strengths. Students are exposed to oral, visual, tactile, and written learning modes, and encouraged to study and learn in any combination which they find most effective for the mastery of each subject. This teaching and learning approach reduces frustration by creating a friendly educational environment. Students at PMHS are given the opportunity to learn according to their individual capability without penalty. A multiple learning approach avoids the trap of pre-determining who will be classified as "academic", "general" or "other".
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does City School At Fairmount offer?
City School At Fairmount offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering and Track and Field.
When is the application deadline for City School At Fairmount?
The application deadline for City School At Fairmount is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is City School At Fairmount located?
City School At Fairmount is located in the North Philadelphia neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. There are 46 other private schools located in North Philadelphia.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 114 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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