International Christian High School

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  • 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 50 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades 5-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedESL Levels 1, 2, 3
Year Founded1968

Student Body

Total Students170 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeInternational Christian High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses5 courses
Advanced CoursesCalculus I & II, Physics, British Literature, Theology,
Average SAT score1090
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJul. 1 / Aug. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,900
Tuition NotesFinancial Aid can be found online at:
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,400
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBenjamin Brittin
Admissions AssociateDaniel Hanselman


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Community Service Projects, International Travel Club, Missions Teams, Yearbook Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
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.   
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-12 | 958 students
    8.8 miles
    13500 Philmont Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19116
    8.8 PK-12
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: K-12 | 45 students
    2.1 miles
    1618 Womrath Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19124
    2.1 K-12
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-12 | 71 students
    3.6 miles
    2210 E Susquehanna Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    3.6 PK-12
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-12 | 573 students
    5.8 miles
    17th St & Benjamin Franklin
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    5.8 PK-12
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: K-12 | 100 students
    3.7 miles
    460 Rhawn Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19111
    3.7 K-12

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