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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Students: 354 students
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 30 / May. 31 / rolling

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
354 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
98%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Girard College Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
30:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Apr. 30 / May. 31 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Girard 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 Director
Tin Luu
Admissions Associate
Jahza Hall
Endowment Size
$275 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

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.
Profile last updated: 09/21/2021

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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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Students: 354 students
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 30 / May. 31 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Philadelphia, PA is $8,601 for elementary schools and $14,040 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Philadelphia, PA is 68% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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