Girard College

  • Girard College is a full scholarship coeducational, college-prep boarding school for academically capable students, grades 1 through 12, from families with limited financial resources, headed by a single parent or guardian.
  • Girard's mission is to prepare students for advanced education and life as informed, ethical and productive citizens through a rigorous educational program that promotes intellectual, social and emotional growth.
  • Girard's Core Values are integrity, respect, self-discipline, compassion and responsibility.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-12
Year Founded1848
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students311 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
99%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Girard College Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size14 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uuniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesGirard College awards full tuition scholarships to all qualified students who are accepted.
% on Financial Aid
99%
Average Financial Aid Grant$65,000
Acceptance Rate
15%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorRafhia Foster
Admissions AssociateBrandon Herbert
Endowment Size$275 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter TrackBasketballCheering,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess, Choral Music, Debate Club, Future Docs, Many Others, Mock Trial Team, World Affairs Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Instrumental Music

School Notes

  • Girard College is a private boarding school for academically capable students, grades 1 through 12, from families with limited financial resources, headed by a single parent or guardian. Girard's mission is to prepare students for advanced education and life as informed, ethical and productive citizens through a rigorous educational program that promotes intellectual, social and emotional growth. Girard's core values are integrity, respect, self-discipline, compassion and responsibility.
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  • Hershey
    Grades: PK-12 | 2040 students
    79.7 miles
    1201 Homestead Ln
    Hershey, PA 17033
    (800)322-3248
    79.7 PK-12
    2040
  • Philadelphia
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    1.3 miles
    910 N. 6th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19123
    (215)805-4129
    1.3 PK-12
    402
  • Philadelphia
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    1.2 miles
    17th St & Benjamin Franklin
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (215)561-5900
    1.2 PK-12
    573
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-12 | 947 students
    3.5 miles
    3000 W School House Lane
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    (215)844-3460
    3.5 PK-12
    947
  • Honolulu
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    (Church of Christ)
    Grades: 7-12 | 2441 students
    4909.3 miles
    2010 Princess Drive
    Honolulu, HI 96817
    (808)541-5339
    4909.3 7-12
    2441

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