The City School at Poplar—New Campus


Fall of 2018 will be an exciting time for students in Philadelphia. After many years of prayers and anticipation for a new home for its students, The City School recently acquired a former charter school site at 910 N. 6th St in the Poplar/Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. For forty years The City School has been focused on training students’ minds, discipling their hearts, and bringing light to the city—one child at a time. Having boldly pursued growth and innovation to see children flourishing in the city, this new Poplar upper school campus will build upon the success of The City School’s current campuses at Fairmount (elementary), Spruce Hill (elementary), Walnut Street (middle school), and Rittenhouse (high school).

The new Poplar campus will allow the current Walnut Street and Rittenhouse campuses, currently at the University City Chinese Christian Church and Tenth Presbyterian Church respectively, to consolidate on one centrally-located upper school campus. The larger facilities will present the opportunity to serve 160 additional students within five years. The increased student body will enjoy exciting amenities, including a fully competition-size gymnasium, a stage and sound system for performances, outdoor recreation space, and double the classroom capacity of the school’s current middle and high school facilities. It will have the space to allow separate room for middle school and high school programming as well as combined spaces like a cafeteria, labs and art classrooms in order to foster community between the students.

The school community has already started using the campus this current school year. It has hosted basketball games and practices, professional development for our teachers, volunteer service for our students, and other school community events. While some modest renovations are planned before the new school year, being able to walk into a space that was in good enough shape to start using right away was a huge blessing. With the move to Poplar, The City School will be able to serve in a new neighborhood. Proximity to the Market-Frankford and Broad Street Subway lines as well as multiple bus and trolley routes support access to this thriving school community from across the Philadelphia region.

The Poplar campus was secured by a visionary donor and represents the first step in a five-year, $25 million comprehensive campaign to train and disciple more students more effectively while increasing organizational sustainability.

Who you learn with matters. Consider joining this dynamic, growing school community as a new student, committed financial or community partner. With already possessing a clear focus on nurturing the whole child, with stellar academic success, The City School’s next steps are truly inspiring. Imagine investing in a school community committed to honoring Jesus in the city through excellent and accessible education–a place where children flourish.

How can you be involved? What else can God do through our united ministry ties?

Admissions inquiries can be directed to Kimberly Jones, Admissions Director at Fundraising conversations can be directed towards Ryan Kellermeyer, Development Director at Academic partnership interests can be directed to Vicki Taylor, High School Principal at


New Upper School Campus: The City School at Poplar!

ONE CHILD AT A TIME—The City School is a Pre-K to Grade 12 Christian school in the heart of Philadelphia. We believe an excellent education should be accessible for families in the city.