The City School

Tel: (215)382-7839
  • 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.

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 AffiliationPresbyterian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1978

Student Body

Total Students322 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
75%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeThe City School  Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses3 courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,800
Tuition NotesWe offer over $1 million per year in financial aid to make our education accessible for families in the city.
% on Financial Aid
75%
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,000
Admissions DirectorKimberly Jones
Admissions AssociateJake Becker

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Winter TrackBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
GolfSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
WeightliftingWinter Track,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Advanced Art, Choir, Dance, Drama, Handbells/Chimes (Lower School), National Honor Society, Photography, SAT Prep, Strategic Gaming Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Yearbook Advanced Art, Choir, Dance, Drama, Photography, SAT Prep, Yearbook, Handbells/Chimes (Lower School),
National Honor Society,
Strategic Gaming Club,
Student Ambassadors,
Student Government,

School Notes

  • The City School`s mission is to train students` minds, disciple their hearts and bring light to the city-one child at a time. For almost 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 our students. 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 work to redeem the neighborhoods they love. 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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