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The Phelps School
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  • Private, Boarding, All-Boys
  • MALVERN, PA

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Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade B
  4. College Prep
    grade A minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B+
  6. Sports
    grade B+

About

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$32,600
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$55,400
Received Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From The Phelps School

The Phelps School is a private, nonsectarian boarding and day school for boys in grades 6–12, with an optional postgraduate year. The school inhabits a beautiful, 70-acre wooded campus in Pennsylvania's historic Chester County, 25 miles outside of downtown Philadelphia. With approximately 100 students and an average class size of seven, The Phelps School offers the ideal setting for boys who thrive in a small, nurturing, and structured environment. The learning experience is personalized for each student, with offerings ranging from college-level Advanced Placement courses for academically gifted students to a comprehensive Academic Support Program for students with learning differences. Beyond rigorous academics, students will find a robust athletics program, numerous extracurricular activities, and a strong support system comprised of deeply caring faculty and peers. The Phelps School empowers each student to reach his highest potential.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1160
15 responses
Average ACT
27
7 responses

College in High School

Phelps has partnered with College in High School (CHS), a program at the University of Pittsburgh that allows high school students to gain Pitt credits. Phelps is adding an International Relations class for seniors and post graduates. The course will be a full year class taught by Dr. Jack Hasler who has previously taught similar courses at George Washington University.

Culture & Safety

Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 4 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 4 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 4 responses
  • eating lunch with teachers, senior speeches
    75%
  • Spirit Week
    25%

Boarding

Students Boarding
70%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
Bahamas, China, Nigeria, Viet Nam
International Boarding Students
27%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
100
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 4 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 4 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
4:1
National
17:1
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 4 responses
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 4 responses
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 4 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 4 responses

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Rating 4.71 out of 5  21 reviews
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