The City School is a PK-12 Christian school in the heart of Philadelphia. We are a diverse community of learners, dreamers, influencers, artists, athletes, and scholars. We range the spectrum of race and ethnicity, culture, socio-economic background, academic ability, and faith traditions. We are a family of families.
We believe who you learn with matters.
The City School is rare because of the way we have cultivated socio-economic diversity in our community. And that benefits your child. Half of our families earn beyond 200% of the federal poverty line. Half earn less. This is intentional—we are deliberate about cultivating a community where students learn alongside people unlike themselves. Learning in a diverse community prepares your child for a lifetime of building relationships with people with different experiences and perspectives.
Our program is designed to challenge students where they excel and help them where they struggle. Advanced students have a variety of AP and dual-enrollment options to pursue, and students needing extra help have access to after-school tutoring and one-on-one learning support. In addition to core academic courses, we offer diverse electives such as photography, drama, weightlifting, Latin, music theory, advanced art classes, and SAT prep. Outside of the classroom, students find enrichment in extra-curricular offerings such as basketball, volleyball, soccer, debate team, cheerleading, and dance.
For the past 10 years, 100% of our high school graduates have been accepted into a college of their choice. Recent graduates have been accepted to schools like Brown University, Wheaton College, University of Pennsylvania, Savannah College of Art and Design, The Royal Academy of Music, and Oberlin College. Our College Guidance Counselor works closely with students to ensure they find a school where they will continue to thrive in their lifelong pursuit of learning.
If you are looking for an excellent, accessible education in the city, we would love to have you join our family.