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.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 28 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $35,000
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 4 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
multiple
Year Founded
1972
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
28 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
The Concept School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size
4 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Registration fee is $350.00 (non-refundable)
Summer Program Cost
$75
Summer Program Cost Notes
Individual tutoring is offered. Cost listed is per hour.
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
William M Bennett
Admissions Associate
Camille Piccone

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Concept School cost?

The Concept School's tuition is approximately $35,000 for private students and $75 for summer students.

What is the acceptance rate of The Concept School?

The acceptance rate of The Concept School is 60%, which is lower than the national average of 86%. The Concept School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Pennsylvania with low acceptance rates.

What is The Concept School's ranking?

The Concept School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Lowest average acceptance rates and Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.

When is the application deadline for The Concept School?

The application deadline for The Concept School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 28 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $35,000
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 4 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Chester County, PA is $19,575 for elementary schools and $28,151 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chester County, PA is 77% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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