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The Philadelphia School
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  • Private
  • PHILADELPHIA, PA

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
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About

2501 LOMBARD ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19146
About The Philadelphia School...

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$60
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$30,500
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
29%
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
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TPS is a progressive independent day school that educates children for a future that is impossible to know but not impossible to shape.

We encourage children to explore and push the boundaries of possibility to fulfill their intellectual, social, and civic potential. We approach learning through inquiry, projects, and community.

As a preschool–8th grade school, we address specifically how children develop intellectually, creatively, emotionally, socially, and physically. Through our commitment to diversity and social justice, we seek to nurture each student’s moral compass and sense of personal integrity.

Located at 25th and Lombard, TPS balances the resources of its Center City location with opportunities to spend a full day in nature each week at one of the many outdoor classrooms within Philadelphia. Learning in the city and country affirms our founders’ goal of educating children to become responsible and active stewards of the world around them.

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City-Country Classroom

Environmental education has been integral to TPS since its founding in 1972. Kindergarten - eighth grade classes spend a day each week in the fall and spring at one of the many outdoor classrooms located within city limits such as the Wissahickon Creek, Awbury Arboretum, and Bartram's Garden.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
407
Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
60
Part-Time Teachers
8

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Students

Students
407
Gender
  • Female
    51%
  • Male
    49%
Student Diversity
  • White
    62.2%
  • Multiracial
    13.3%
  • African American
    10.5%
  • Asian
    6.8%
  • Hispanic
    4.9%
  • Unknown
    2.1%
  • Native American
    0.2%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Preschool

Annual Cost
$27,000
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
4 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    No data available  

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Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade B
Median Household Income
$133,160
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,683
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$675,478
National
$229,800

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