The Concept School

  • The Concept School is a small, independent, college-preparatory school with an educational program for promising students attending grades 6-12.
  • Our supportive, caring, and dedicated staff provides a structured environment and state accredited curriculum to prepare children for post-secondary programs.
  • Students participate in small classes with a teacher-student ratio of one to four.
  • We educate each student according to their identified strengths and interests.
  • The Concept School provides small classes and the support of a close knit community to: guide students in the development of their unique abilities and talents, encourage students to work independently with a personal commitment to academic achievement, offer students the opportunities for the exploration of new ideas and approaches to accomplish their goals.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedmultiple
Year Founded1972
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students29 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The Concept School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size5 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$31,500
Tuition NotesRegistration fee is $350.00 (non-refundable)
Acceptance Rate
40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorWilliam Bennett

School Notes

  • Middle school students in grades 6-8 follow the curriculum guidelines for the state of Pennsylvania, but are also enriched with study skills, organization, written expression and an emphasis on reading comprehension for each subject studied. The skills taught in middle school continue through secondary classes with an emphasis on critical thinking, understanding themselves as learners while using technology as a tool throughout classes.
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The average private school tuition in Pennsylvania is $8,004 for elementary schools and $16,439 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).