Girard College

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (215)787-2621
  • 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.

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

Student Body

Total Students311 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
88%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeGirard 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 Size275 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.Band, Chess, Choral Music, Debate Club, Future Docs, Instrumental Music, Many Others, Mock Trial Team, World Affairs Council Band, Chess, Choral Music, Debate Club, Future Docs, Many Others, Instrumental Music,
Mock Trial Team,
World Affairs Council,

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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5  7/24/2013
i have two kids ready to attend school next year, but i need to bring them along in December this year standard seven and two.
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