Oldest Private High Schools in Pennsylvania

The average private high school in Pennsylvania was founded around 1951 (2021-22).
The oldest private high school in Pennsylvania is William Penn Charter School, founded in 1689.

Oldest Private High Schools in Pennsylvania (2021-22)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
William Penn Charter School
(Friends)
(1)
Founding Date: 1689
Grades: PK-12
3000 W School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 844-3460
Rank: #22.
Abington Friends School
Abington Friends School Photo
(Friends)
(3)
Founding Date: 1697
Grades: PK-12
575 Washington Ln
Jenkintown, PA 19046
(215) 576-3984
Rank: #33.
Linden Hall
Linden Hall Photo
All-girls
(2)
Founding Date: 1746
Grades: 6-12
212 E Main St
Lititz, PA 17543
(717) 626-8512
Rank: #44.
Germantown Academy
Germantown Academy Photo - Second grade students research various species in the Wissahickon Creek, which runs through the heart of GA's campus.
(2)
Founding Date: 1759
Grades: PK-12
340 Morris Rd
Fort Washington, PA 19034
(267) 405-7070
Rank: #55.
Harrisburg Academy
Harrisburg Academy Photo - Upper School Students take a moment to discuss the period's lecture.
(6)
Founding Date: 1784
Grades: NS-12
10 Erford Road
Lemoyne, PA 17043
(717) 763-7811
Rank: #66.
The Episcopal Academy
(Episcopal)
Founding Date: 1785
Grades: PK-12
1785 Bishop White Drive
Newtown Square, PA 19073
(484) 424-1400
Rank: #77.
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)
Founding Date: 1799
Grades: PK-12
975 Westtown Road
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 399-0123
Rank: #88.
Pennsylvania School For The Deaf
Pennsylvania School For The Deaf Photo - Best of Friends
Special Education School
Founding Date: 1820
Grades: PK-12
100 W School House Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 951-4700
Rank: #99.
Sewickley Academy
Sewickley Academy Photo - For Who You Are. For Who You Will Become.
(10)
Founding Date: 1838
Grades: PK-12
315 Academy Avenue
Sewickley, PA 15143
(412) 741-2235
Rank: #1010.
Malvern Preparatory School
Malvern Preparatory School Photo
All-boys (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1842
Grades: 6-12
418 S. Warren Avenue
Malvern, PA 19355
(484) 595-1100
Rank: #1111.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo - Are you ready for a change? Are you ready to be transformed? As a student at Sem, your life will change in the best possible ways.
(Methodist)
Founding Date: 1844
Grades: 9-12
201 N Sprague Ave
Kingston, PA 18704
(570) 270-2100
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
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)
Founding Date: 1845
Grades: NS-12
1101 City Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
(610) 649-7440
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Germantown Friends School
Germantown Friends School Photo
(Friends)
Founding Date: 1845
Grades: NS-12
31 W Coulter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 951-2300
Rank: #1414.
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)
Founding Date: 1848
Grades: 1-12
2101 S College Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19121
(215) 787-2600
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
The Hill School
The Hill School Photo - Students enjoy a beautiful spring day walking to the Alumni Memorial Chapel.
(1)
Founding Date: 1851
Grades: 9-12
860 Beech Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 326-1000
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
St. Joseph's Preparatory School Photo - St. Joseph's Prep
All-boys (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1851
Grades: 9-12
1733 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 978-1958
Rank: #1717.
Grier School
Grier School Photo
All-girls | Special Program Emphasis
(1)
Founding Date: 1853
Grades: 7-12
2522 Grier School Road
Tyrone, PA 16686
(814) 684-3000
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School
Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School Photo
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1861
Grades: 9-12
1345 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437
(215) 646-8815
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Founding Date: 1861
Grades: NS-12
500 W Willow Grove Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 247-4700
Rank: #2020.
Sacred Heart Academy
Sacred Heart Academy Photo - Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls K-12, founded in 1865 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Known as SHA, the private girls' school is located in PA outside of Philadelphia with elementary, middle and upper school divisions located on one campus.
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1865
Grades: K-12
480 S Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 527-3915
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
The Agnes Irwin School
The Agnes Irwin School Photo
All-girls
(2)
Founding Date: 1869
Grades: NS-12
275 S Ithan Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 525-8400
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Western Pennsylvania School For The Deaf
Special Education School
Founding Date: 1869
Grades: PK-12
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
(412) 371-7000
Rank: #2323.
Villa Maria Academy High School
Villa Maria Academy High School Photo
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1872
Grades: 9-12
370 Central Ave
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 644-2551
Rank: #2424.
Perkiomen School
Perkiomen School Photo - Innovation Center
(1)
Founding Date: 1875
Grades: 6-12
200 Seminary Street
Pennsburg, PA 18073
(215) 679-9511
Rank: #2525.
Founding Date: 1876
Grades: 9-12
2815 Benade Cir
Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
(267) 502-2539
Rank: #2626.
MMI Preparatory School
MMI Preparatory School Photo - MMI Preparatory School Campus
Special Program Emphasis
Founding Date: 1879
Grades: 6-12
154 Centre St
Freeland, PA 18224
(570) 636-1108
Rank: #2727.
HMS School For Children With Cerebral Palsy
HMS School For Children With Cerebral Palsy Photo - Physical therapy
Special Education School
Founding Date: 1882
Grades: K-12
4400 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-2566
Rank: #2828.
Founding Date: 1883
Grades: 9-12
423 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 968-3180
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
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)
Founding Date: 1884
Grades: PK-12
450 Lancaster Ave.
Haverford, PA 19041
(610) 642-3020
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Merion Mercy Academy
Merion Mercy Academy Photo
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1884
Grades: 9-12
511 Montgomery Ave
Merion Station, PA 19066
(610) 664-6655
Rank: #3131.
Christ Academy
(Anglican)
Founding Date: 1886
Grades: K-12
523 Clifton Ave
Darby, PA 19023
(610) 461-1522
Rank: #3232.
Winchester Thurston School
Special Program Emphasis
Founding Date: 1887
Grades: NS-12
555 Morewood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 578-7518
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
The Baldwin School
The Baldwin School Photo - Girls sometimes learn that the effect they predicted on paper isn't always what happens in the test tube, and that rethinking a reaction-- or learning about the world and coming up with a smart, new prediction-- is the real solution.
All-girls
Founding Date: 1888
Grades: PK-12
701 Montgomery Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 525-2700
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
The Kiski School
The Kiski School Photo - Kiski students learning the skills required to be an arborist.
All-boys
Founding Date: 1888
Grades: 9-12
1888 Brett Ln
Saltsburg, PA 15681
(724) 639-3586
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
George School
George School Photo
(Friends)
Founding Date: 1893
Grades: 9-12
1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
Newtown, PA 18940
(215) 579-6547
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