The City School

  • The City School providesanacademicallyexcellentChristianeducation.  By training the minds and discipling the heartsofourstudents,weprepare them for excellence intheirlife-longpursuitoflearning.
  • Our dedicated staff teach and model theChristianworldviewasthecontext for life.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Christian Schools International (CSI)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1978
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students322 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeThe City School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses3 courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,240
Tuition NotesWe offer over $1 million per year in financial aid to make our education accessible for families in the city.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKimberly Jones
Admissions AssociateJake Becker


Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Winter TrackBasketballBowling,
CheeringCross Country,
Indoor SoccerTrack and Field,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
National Honor Society, Photography, SAT Prep, Strategic Gaming Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Advanced Art, Choir, Dance, Drama, Handbells/Chimes (Lower School)

School Notes

  • The City School`s mission is totrainstudents`minds,discipletheir hearts and bring light to thecity-onechild atatime. Foralmost 40 years, our commitment to thismissionhasguidedus as weprepare students to thrive in school, incollege,athomeand inlife.
  • Training Minds:Ourrigorouscollege-preparatoryprogrampreparesstudents for success intheirlifelong pursuitoflearning. Weinstill a genuine love oflearninginourstudents.
  • Discipling Hearts: We care forthephysical,emotionalandspiritual needs of our students.Valueslikelove,forgivenessandgrace are taught and modeled every day. ThenameofJesusisglorified, and students are taught to see all truthinlightoftheChristian worldview.
  • Bringing Light to the City: Our studentsworktoredeemtheneighborhoods they love. We view the cityfromaperspectiveofhope and renewal, celebrating its beautyandactivelyworkingtoheal its brokenness.
  • One Child at a Time: We value eachstudentasanindividual,uniquely created in the image ofGod.Smallclasssizesensureeach student is given the one-on-oneattentiontheyneedtosucceed.

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    Grades: PK-12 | 573 students
    1.3 miles
    17th St & Benjamin Franklin
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    1.3 PK-12
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    Grades: 1-12 | 311 students
    1.3 miles
    2101 S College Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19121
    1.3 1-12
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    Grades: NS-12 | 753 students
    6.2 miles
    1101 City Avenue
    Wynnewood, PA 19096
    6.2 NS-12
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    Grades: PK-12 | 947 students
    4.3 miles
    3000 W School House Lane
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    4.3 PK-12
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    Grades: PK-12 | 71 students
    1.2 miles
    2210 E Susquehanna Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
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