The City School

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910 N. 6th Street (Multiple Campus Locations)
Philadelphia, PA 19123
The City School provides an academically excellent Christian education.
By training the minds and discipling the hearts of our students, we prepare them for excellence in their life-long pursuit of learning.
Our dedicated staff teach and model the Christian worldview as the context 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 Students546 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The City School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses3 courses
Advanced CoursesCalculus, Honors American Literature, Honors Modern Literature, Honors Spanish IV – independent study, We partner w/ local colleges to provide a Dual enrollment program and robust advanced placement course offerings
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,640
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 AssociateJean Marie Staico


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Indoor Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Winter TrackBasketballBowling,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceIndoor Soccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
WeightliftingWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
National Honor Society, Photography, SAT Prep, Strategic Gaming Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Yearbook, Yes there are more

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

School Notes

  • The City School`s mission is to train students`minds,disciple their hearts and bring light to the city-onechild at a time. For over 40 years, our commitment to this mission has guided us as we prepare students to thrive in school, in college, at home and in life.
  • Training Minds: Our rigorous college-preparatory program prepares students for success in their lifelong pursuit of learning. We instill a genuine love of learning in our students.
  • Discipling Hearts: We care for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each student.Values like love, forgiveness and grace are taught and modeled every day. The name of Jesus is glorified, and students are taught to see all truth in light of the Christian worldview.
  • Bringing Light to the City: Our students engage in their communities to enhance the neighborhoods they love by using their gifts and talents for the greater good. We view the city from a perspective of hope and renewal, celebrating its beauty and actively working to heal its brokenness.
  • One Child at a Time: We value each student as an individual, uniquely created in the image of God.  Small class sizes ensure each student is given the one-on-one attention they need to succeed.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-12 | 600 students
    1.3 miles
    17th St & Benjamin Franklin
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (215) 561-5900
    1.3 PK-12
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: 1-12 | 295 students
    1.3 miles
    2101 S College Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19121
    (215) 787-2600
    1.3 1-12
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-12 | 947 students
    4.3 miles
    3000 W School House Lane
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    (215) 844-3460
    4.3 PK-12
  • Wynnewood
    Grades: NS-12 | 753 students
    6.2 miles
    1101 City Avenue
    Wynnewood, PA 19096
    (610) 649-7440
    6.2 NS-12
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: K-8 | 191 students
    4.8 miles
    1939 S. 58th St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    (215) 724-6858
    4.8 K-8

School Reviews

The City School is a school that cares. It cares about each and every family and each distinct child within a family. I have been on a first name basis with each of my children's teachers & principals over the last five years and have the permission to dialogue with and about particulars related to their educational & disciplinary processes. The City School also cares about making its tuition affordable to every family that wants to invest in its education. I have been blessed with financial aid that makes it possible for me to afford the education and I know there has been much unseen fundraising & grant writing that has made this all possible. The City School especially cares about its students' spiritual, social and emotional health & is intentionally staffed & programmatically aligned accordingly. Just tonight at dinner my first graded declared, "Oh, tomorrow is Friday...I can't wait for chapel. I love chapel!" Routines of weekly Friday chapel, Morning Meetings, uses of 'I messages' & staff counselor options for pulling students out of class or leading guided coping strategies to a whole class of students are all a part of the intentional care the City School has for its students. I have been very thankful to have this school in this city be there for my children.
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