Top 20 Best Philadelphia Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 214 private schools serving 43,481 students in Philadelphia, PA (there are 305 public schools, serving 180,891 public students). 19% of all K-12 students in Philadelphia, PA are educated in private schools (compared to the PA state average of 14%).
The top ranked private schools in Philadelphia, PA include Girard College, Greene Street Friends School and Germantown Friends School.
The average tuition cost is $9,525, which is lower than the Pennsylvania private school average tuition cost of $12,223.
70% of private schools in Philadelphia, PA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Philadelphia Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
The Crefeld School
The Crefeld School Photo - Middle School Science
(5)
8836 Crefeld Street
Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 242-5545
Grades: 7-12
| 91 students
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School Photo
(Catholic)
1717 W. Allegheny Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19132
(215) 219-3943
Grades: 9-12
| 547 students
St. Peter The Apostle School
St. Peter The Apostle School Photo - PK 3 and 4 year olds enjoy activities together!
(Catholic)
(2)
1009 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 922-5958
Grades: PK-8
| 191 students
St. Peter's School
St. Peter's School Photo
(4)
319 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 925-3963
Grades: NS-8
| 173 students
Sophia Academy
Sophia Academy Photo - Field Trip to the Natural History Museum
Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
(1)
5900 N 5th Street, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19120
(267) 595-4723
Grades: 9-12
| 16 students
6000 Wayne Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 248-1662
Grades: PK-8
| 196 students
Al-aqsa Islamic School
(Islamic)
(2)
1501 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 765-6660
Grades: K-12
| 257 students
Archbishop Ryan High School
(Catholic)
(1)
11201 Academy Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19154
(215) 637-1800
Grades: 9-12
| 848 students
Blessed Trinity Catholic School
Blessed Trinity Catholic School Photo
(Catholic)
(1)
3033 Levick Street
Philadelphia, PA 19149
(215) 338-9797
Grades: PK-8
| 494 students
Calvary Christian Academy
(Christian)
13500 Philmont Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19116
(215) 969-1579
Grades: PK-12
| 878 students
Candace Wegner
(Assembly of God)
3501 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
(215) 226-1000
Grades: PK-8
| 96 students
Cedar Grove Christian Academy
(Baptist)
(3)
6445 Bingham St
Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 725-3383
Grades: PK-10
| 352 students
Christ The King Continuation School
(Catholic)
3205 Chesterfield Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19114
(215) 632-1375
Grades: PK-8
| 246 students
The City School (Pre-k(4)-12)
The City School (Pre-k(4)-12) Photo - We are The City School
(Christian)
(1)
910 N. 6th Street (Multiple Campus Locations)
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 792-6224
Grades: PK-12
| 546 students
The City School- Spruce Hill
(Christian)
4115 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 382-7839
Grades: PK-12
| 316 students
The Depaul Catholic School
(Catholic)
44 W Logan St
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 842-1266
Grades: PK-8
| 390 students
Epiphany Of Our Lord School
(Catholic)
1248 Jackson St
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 467-5385
Grades: PK-8
| 299 students
Father Judge High School
All-boys (Catholic)
3301 Solly Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19136
(215) 338-9494
Grades: 9-12
| 767 students
Frankford Friends School
Frankford Friends School Photo
(Friends)
(1)
1500 Orthodox Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
(215) 533-5368
Grades: PK-8
| n/a students
Friends Select School
(Friends)
17th St & Benjamin Franklin
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 561-5900
Grades: PK-12
| 600 students
Germantown Friends School
Germantown Friends School Photo
(Friends)
31 W Coulter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 951-2300
Grades: NS-12
| 1,157 students
Gesu School
(Catholic)
1700 W Thompson St
Philadelphia, PA 19121
(215) 763-3660
Grades: PK-8
| 456 students
Girard College
Girard College Photo - Field trips take advantage of the numerous and varied museums and historic sites in Philadelphia. These first graders are sketching at PAFA (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts).
(2)
2101 S College Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19121
(215) 787-2621
Grades: 1-12
| 319 students
Greene Street Friends School
Greene Street Friends School Photo - Middle School, grades 5-8, is marked by a rigorous academic program that recognizes that every child is unique and special. Students participate in many hands-on individual and group projects that promote curiosity and understanding. Students are well prepared for the top high schools, both public and private, in the area.
(Friends)
(4)
5511 Greene St
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 438-7000
Grades: PK-8
| 310 students
HMS School For Children With Cerebral Palsy
HMS School For Children With Cerebral Palsy Photo - Physical therapy
Special Education School
4400 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-2566
Grades: K-12
| 56 students
Holmesburg Christian Academy
Holmesburg Christian Academy Photo
(Baptist)
(4)
7927 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19136
(215) 335-4323
Grades: PK-8
| 201 students
Holy Cross Parish School
(Catholic)
144 E Mount Airy Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19119
(215) 242-0414
Grades: K-8
| 225 students
1312 E Bristol St
Philadelphia, PA 19124
(215) 743-5909
Grades: PK-8
| 314 students
Holy Redeemer School
(Catholic)
915 Vine St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 922-0999
Grades: K-8
| 148 students
Hunting Park Christian Academy
Hunting Park Christian Academy Photo
(Christian)
4400 N 6th St
Philadelphia, PA 19140
(267) 331-8002
Grades: PK-8
| 212 students
Immaculate Heart Of Mary School
(Catholic)
815 E Cathedral Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19128
(215) 482-2029
Grades: PK-8
| 405 students
International Christian High School
International Christian High School Photo - International Christian High School Graduation at Cairn University.
(Christian)
(5)
5500 Tabor Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19120
(267) 900-2000
Grades: 9-12
| 154 students
Liguori Academy
Liguori Academy Photo
2343 E. Tucker Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(267) 571-1952
Grades: 9-12
| 254 students
Little Flower Catholic High School For Girls
All-girls (Catholic)
(1)
1000 W Lycoming St
Philadelphia, PA 19140
(215) 455-6900
Grades: 9-12
| 456 students
Maternity Bvm School
(Catholic)
9322 Old Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19115
(215) 673-0235
Grades: PK-8
| 576 students
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
4629 East Thompson St
Philadelphia, PA 19137
(215) 743-0715
Grades: K-8
| 189 students
1150 Wharton St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 465-1416
Grades: NS-9
| 234 students
3301 S 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 462-2822
Grades: PK-8
| 82 students
735 E Westmoreland St
Philadelphia, PA 19134
(215) 739-6226
Grades: K-9
| 156 students
144 W. Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119
(215) 849-3252
Grades: K-8
| 129 students
3211 Cedar Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134
(215) 426-7380
Grades: PK-K
| 136 students
De La Salle In Town (Closed 2022)
All-boys | Alternative School
25 S Van Pelt St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 496-0405
Grades: NS
| 80 students
7959 Castor Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19152
(215) 725-1231
Grades: 9-12
| 38 students
6601 Chester Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19142
(215) 729-8766
Grades: K-8
| 207 students
1845 Hartranft St
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 389-0715
Grades: PK-8
| 153 students
311 N 19th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-8930
Grades: 9-12
| 411 students
3529 Haverford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 387-2078
Grades: PK-4
| 40 students
1842 Torresdale Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19124
(215) 831-1234
Grades: 9-12
| 551 students
1309 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 342-5500
Grades: 8-12
| 83 students
4816 Princeton Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19135
(215) 624-0505
Grades: PK-8
| 203 students
2329 S 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 334-0584
Grades: 1-8
| 218 students
344 N Felton St
Philadelphia, PA 19139
(215) 474-4011
Grades: PK-8
| 179 students
230 N 54th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
(215) 747-8004
Grades: K-8
| 197 students
6901 Rising Sun Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 745-5750
Grades: K
| 28 students
4435 Almond St
Philadelphia, PA 19137
(215) 535-3446
Grades: PK-8
| 199 students
Redeemer Lutheran School (Closed 2006)
(Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
no
Philadelphia, PA 15147
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
1329 E Moyamensing Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 462-4219
Grades: K-9
| 212 students
405 E Roosevelt Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19120
(215) 457-3083
Grades: K-8
| 210 students
5421 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 438-9670
Grades: PK-6
| 71 students
1935 Medary Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 424-8073
Grades: K-8
| 173 students
174 Diamond St
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 634-6588
Grades: PK-8
| 270 students
3636 Stanton St
Philadelphia, PA 19129
(215) 844-4126
Grades: PK-8
| 182 students
324 Wharton Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 334-8407
Grades: K-8
| 127 students
St. Cyprian Childrens Center (Closed 2023)
Daycare / Preschool (Catholic)
6223 Cedar Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 474-7812
Grades: PK-K
| 27 students
3501 N Mascher St
Philadelphia, PA 19140
(215) 634-3060
Grades: K-9
| 164 students
2600 Moore St
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 389-4900
Grades: 9-12
| 577 students
4521 Longshore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19135
(215) 332-8008
Grades: K-9
| 249 students
Upsal And Anderson St
Philadelphia, PA 19119
(215) 844-5654
Grades: PK-8
| 154 students
Thouron Avenue And Sedgwick Street
Philadelphia, PA 19150
(215) 548-8000
Grades: PK-8
| 81 students
72nd & Paschall Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19142
(215) 729-8368
Grades: K-8
| 234 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Philadelphia, PA?
The top ranked private schools in Philadelphia, PA include Girard College, Greene Street Friends School and Germantown Friends School.
How many private schools are located in Philadelphia, PA?
214 private schools are located in Philadelphia, PA.
How much do private schools cost in Philadelphia, PA?
The average tuition cost is $9,525, which is lower than the Pennsylvania private school average tuition cost of $12,223.
How diverse are private schools in Philadelphia, PA?
Philadelphia, PA private schools are approximately 51% minority students, which is higher than the Pennsylvania private school average of 26%.
What percentage of students in Philadelphia, PA go to private school?
19% of all K-12 students in Philadelphia, PA are educated in private schools (compared to the PA state average of 14%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Philadelphia, PA?
70% of private schools in Philadelphia, PA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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