The Agnes Irwin School is a nationally recognized all-girls' independent college preparatory school for PreK-grade 12 that offers a rigorous academic program, coupled with competitive sports and diverse visual and performing arts.
Agnes Irwin combines current educational thinking and practices with the traditional values of a liberal arts education.
Our mission is to empower girls to learn, to lead, and to live a legacy.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 587 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $39,250
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 4 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The Agnes Irwin School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
1869
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
587 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
The Agnes Irwin School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
123 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
69%
Average Class Size
15 students
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1330
Average ACT score
31
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 4 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuitions vary by grade/division, starting at $20,700 for PK and ending with Upper School at $39,750. No additional required fees.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$22,000
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
A. Randol

Sports

School Notes

  • Our Center for the Advancement of Girls (C.A.G.) focuses - through research, innovative programming and community engagement - on fostering the development of healthy, influential and fulfilling lives for the next generation of women. The Center`s work encompasses Agnes Irwin's vision for the education of girls in the 21st century - emphasizing four domains of girls` lives that are important to their healthy development: leadership identity, global citizenship, wellness, and 21st century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration and problem solving.
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
My girls love this school and jump out of the car each morning excited to see their teachers and friends. AIS has the perfect balance of a nurturing environment and excellent education.
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5  
I have a few daughters at this school and am constantly amazed at the warmth and endless support from the faculty. Each teacher goes above and beyond to help educate my girls in the best way possible to their individual needs and learning styles. I see my girls developing into intelligent, kind, mindful, thoughtful and happy girls. I attribute this development to this amazing school.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 587 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $39,250
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 4 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Delaware County, PA is $23,179 for elementary schools and $31,614 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Delaware County, PA is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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