The Episcopal Academy

The Episcopal Academy, founded in 1785, is a private, co-educational school for grades Pre-K through 12.
Situated on a new 123-acre campus in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, Episcopal Academy has been consistently ranked as a top school in the nation by various media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal.
While religious services are rooted in teachings from the Episcopal faith, our community welcomes families of all faiths. Our Chapel program centers around the liturgy, a word that means, "work of the people." This work brings together students, faculty, staff, and parents to reflect, ask hard questions, and celebrate the divine in one another.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,250 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Episcopal Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
1,250 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
The Episcopal Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
145 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses
20 courses

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15 / rolling
Admissions Director
Peter Anderson


School Notes

  • Since opening in 1785, The Episcopal Academy has dedicated itself to educating the whole student: mind, body, and spirit. That simple, yet powerful approach has resulted in The Episcopal Academy being widely recognized as one of the finest independent schools in the nation, graduating students exceedingly well prepared for their next steps in life.
  • Episcopal's 1,200 students-from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade-learn in an atmosphere that is both challenging and supportive, buoyed by a strong community of students, caring teachers and coaches, and unparalleled classroom and campus resources. Episcopal's teachers seek to inspire students to delve into our dynamic curriculum and to emerge as lifelong learners motivated to pursue their passion and to contribute as members of our global community. Episcopal's excellence in academics is matched by our success in athletics, our vibrant arts programs, and a wide range of engaging extracurricular programs that can match any student's interests and talents.
  • Episcopal's breadth of program and talented faculty allow students with a wide range of interests and talents to thrive. Our welcoming community makes Episcopal a place the whole family can feel connected. Visit our campus to see for yourself what makes Episcopal such a dynamic place to learn and grow.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does The Episcopal Academy offer?
The Episcopal Academy offers 20 interscholastic sports: Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Water Polo and Wrestling. The Episcopal Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for most sports offered.
What is The Episcopal Academy's ranking?
The Episcopal Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for The Episcopal Academy?
The application deadline for The Episcopal Academy is Dec. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Calendar

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Last Day of MS Rotation
May 30, 2024 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,250 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Delaware County, PA is $26,971 for elementary schools and $32,388 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Delaware County, PA is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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