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.

Our Campuses

We are a family of families — one school with three unique campuses. We serve over 350 students from Philadelphia, the greater Delaware valley, and around the world. Because who you learn with matters, we are committed to education that crosses socio-economic and cultural boundaries to grow student leaders who will seek the wholeness and prosperity of the city. Our family is beautiful, diverse, and joyful. Explore our three campuses and envision your place in our family.

Our mission is to train students' minds, disciple students' hearts, and bring light to the city—one child at a time.


“I’m even more excited to be an activist of change now”

These are the words of one of our fourth graders after participating in Jazz4Freedom at the Kimmel Center. The Kimmel Centers  Jazz4Freedom is a grade specific program which showcases the link between Jazz and Black History in Pennsylvania and beyond. Third and fourth graders from The City School enjoyed celebrating the history of the fight […]

Hello City School Family. Given the wintry forecast all City School offices and campuses will be closed Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Please stay safe,..

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Due to the inclement weather we will be closed on Tuesday, February 12th.

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We were thrilled to host Marc Vetri and Marcus Samuelsson at our Poplar campus today to film an episode of PBS Food’s No Passport Required featuring the..

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Celebrating Chinese New Year with The City School’s international students. It’s the year of the pig. #internationalprogram #culturaldiversity #culturalidentity

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Student athletes learn sportsmanship, teamwork, practice and patience, discipline, perseverance, and a desire to do their best to the glory of God. Visit our Athletics pages for schedules and score updates. Go Lions!

Middle School

"When something is hard, my teachers help me understand. When I’m feeling sad, my teachers pray with me. When I do a good job, my teachers get just as excited as I am. I love my teachers. And they love me."