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 College is a special admissions school and it'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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Enrollment: 319 students
  • Acceptance rate: 20%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / Mar. 31
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Girard College ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
319 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
98%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Girard College Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
14 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 31 / Mar. 31
Tuition Notes
Girard College awards full-tuition scholarships to all qualified students who are accepted. Accepted and qualified families are not charged for our services.
% on Financial Aid
99%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$65,000
Acceptance Rate
20%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Tin Luu
Endowment Size
$400 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

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

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Instrumental Music

School Notes

  • Girard College is a full-scholarship 5-day-a-week 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Girard College?
The acceptance rate of Girard College is 20%, which is lower than the national average of 86%. Girard College's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Pennsylvania with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Girard College offer?
Girard College offers 13 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball and Winter Track. Girard College is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for most sports offered.
What is Girard College's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Girard College?
The application deadline for Girard College is Jan. 31 / Mar. 31.

School Reviews

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Enrollment: 319 students
  • Acceptance rate: 20%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / Mar. 31
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Philadelphia, PA is $8,595 for elementary schools and $15,444 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Philadelphia, PA is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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