International Christian High School Photo #1 - International Christian High School Graduation at Cairn University.
International Christian High School Photo #1 - International Christian High School Graduation at Cairn University.
Uniting Local and Global Communities through Christian Education  University credits and prep program.
Education that is built around a small school intimate family environment.
Located in a major metropolitan area with access to entertainment venues and historic sites.
ICHS has 52 years of experience in serving students in Philadelphia and 20 years of working with International Students from over 40 countries.
This allows us to be knowledgeable and sensitive to international student needs.
Caring and loving faculty who work to bring the best out of all students, and incorporate community service at its center.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Students: 210 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,350
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Jul. 1 / Aug. 1

Top Rankings

International Christian High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 5-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
ESL Levels 1, 2, 3
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
210 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
International Christian High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
5 courses
Advanced Courses
British Literature, Calculus I & II, Physics, Theology
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code
(Uniform )

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jul. 1 / Aug. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial Aid can be found online at:
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Benjamin Brittin
Admissions Associate
Sofia Dobel (Philadelphia)



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Community Service Projects, Drama Team, International Travel Club, Missions Teams, Strategy Games, Yearbook Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Athletics Association (PennJersey Athletic Association), Intramural Sports Program

School Notes

  • What is the Heart of ICHS?
  • Our students come from 19 countries in addition to our domestic students. Because we have a long history of educating international students we have the experience necessary to support the acquisition of English, while at the same time challenging students with strong academics.  ICSH offers 6 university classes for university credit, ranging from British Literature to Calculus. Because ICHS is a smaller school, we can tailor your program to fit your ability.  In addition, students can learn and to play a sport that they have never played before.Our mission, which is central to our school culture, ensures a family-like community of learners who support and care for one another.  This is so important for students who are so far from home.  In addition, we are committed to service in the larger community having service projects in Philadelphia, New York City, Belize, Jamaica, Mexico, Bolivia, and Liberia.  Service projects to these places involve feeding the homeless, creating shelter for women and children, offering hope through education and training to children and ongoing financial support to orphanages and schools in multiple locations and countries.   
Profile last updated: 02/02/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
I am so grateful to have graduated from ICHS. A truly loving community. I have learned how community is important through every professor that I had the privilege to take a class with at ICHS. God created us because He desires and values our relationship with him. Through Him, and through our relationship with those around us unconditional love embrace paves the way for healing. ICHS is very example of a truly loving community where community is ready to embrace you and rejoice when they see the slightest growth in you! The love and excitement of my Professors has truly compelled me to grow Spiritually as well as academically. Choose to join a loving community like ICHS who prepares you to excel in everything that you do and also help you grow spiritually in knowing your true identity in Christ Jesus!!!! ~ Ruth Reta. ICHS 2018 graduate!
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ICHS has definitely helped shape me into the person I am today. Every teacher I had would take the time to know who I was as a person and worked with me to make sure that I understood the work I was doing. I really cannot thank my teachers enough for all the hard work I know they put in. If you're looking for a high school to place your child in, you will not regret taking them here. This place is affordable and the staff always has the student's best interest in mind.
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Teaches excellent Christian values. Staff is passionate in what they do.
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As a small, private Christian high school, the resources and opportunities ICHS provides are incredible. The faculty strives to help each student to build a solid foundation in academics and in the faith of Jesus Christ, while providing a diverse, loving learning environment for students to communicate and grow. I truly enjoyed my three years at ICHS and felt very lucky to have met so many wonderful teachers and mentors there. I highly recommend anyone to visit and attend this school.
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I am a retired world language teacher with the School District of Philadelphia and a Ph. D. candidate in servant leadership from Capital Graduate School & Lancaster Bible College. I am seeking a teaching position to serve either in French, Latin, or Bible.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Students: 210 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,350
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Jul. 1 / Aug. 1

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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).
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