The Mill Creek School

The Mill Creek School is a private alternative secondary program serving adolescents in need of emotional and/or learning support.
Most students are referred by their local school districts who provide transportation and cover the tuition.
There is a comprehensive and challenging academic program that can be individualized to meet the needs of each student.
Students who have experienced difficulties in larger school settings due to issues related to anxiety depression or social adjustment concerns are served.
Mill Creek offers a strong visual art and music program along with supportive clinical services.

Quick Stats (2024)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1970

Student Body

Total Students
33 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
The Mill Creek School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
100%
Average Class Size
7 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Christina Kelly

School Notes

  • Mill Creek is licensed by both the Pa. and NJ. Departments Of Education.
  • Creers and transitional services are available to each student.
  • Parent education and support groups are offered in the evening.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Mill Creek School's ranking?
The Mill Creek School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for The Mill Creek School?
The application deadline for The Mill Creek School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is The Mill Creek School located?
The Mill Creek School is located in the West Philadelphia neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. There are 13 other private schools located in West Philadelphia.

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The average private school tuition in Philadelphia, PA is $8,702 for elementary schools and $15,444 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Philadelphia, PA is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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