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International Admissions

Welcome International Students! We invite students from around the world to be a part of The City School family and we hope that will be you.

International students enrich our school with new cultures, insights, and perspectives. In return, we offer you a safe and supportive environment where you can flourish academically, while experiencing spiritual, social and emotional development.   As a college preparatory school we want to prepare you to thrive in college and life beyond. I look forward to connecting and building a relationship with you. To apply click here.  I can also be reached at, should you have questions.

All the best,

Kimberly Jones, Director of Admissions


The City School is a Pre-k-12 private, Christian School that has provided excellent college-preparatory classes based on Christian principles since 1978. Our mission is to train students’ minds, disciple their hearts and bring light to the city-one child at a time.  We are located in the heart of the historical city of Philadelphia, a major metropolitan American tourist city where the Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States were signed.  The City School  is surrounded by many of Philadelphia’s top universities and colleges, making it a great place to grow and study, as well as, engage in American culture.  We bring learning to life by taking advantage of our community’s unparalleled cultural resources. I am excited to get to know you. Please reach out to me today!

“The best thing about The City School is the cultural interactions between International students like me and other people.”

-Yuhang, International Alumni Student


                                                                                         ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES


  • On-site International Coordinator Support
  • Peer Tutoring & Additional Teacher Assistance
  • Homestay support
  • College Guidance Counseling
  • Professional Counseling
  • Honors & AP Course Options
  • Dual Enrollment at Local Colleges

Sample of program offerings include: English, Math, History, Science, Bible, Spanish, American Sign Language, Art, Health/P.E., Competitive Sports, Choir, SAT Prep, National Honors Society, Student Councils, N.E.R.D.S. Club, Literary Magazine, Electives such as Boxing, Dance, Theatre and Aikido


100High School Students
10%International Students
10:1Student to Teacher Ratio
100%College Acceptance Rate of our Graduates
2/3'sOf our students graduate from college within 6 years or remain in school


  • Willingness to work hard and follow school standards
  • Proficiency in English (Applicants are encouraged to submit scores from TOEFL or another English test)
  • Submission of online application, application fee and requested documents
  • Skype Interview

(Upon acceptance we will issue an I-20, which can be used to apply for an F-1 Visa for middle or high school admissions. For elementary school admissions please contact us) To apply, click here.

College Acceptances

Here is a sample of our students’ college and university acceptances

Berklee College of MusicHaverford CollegeOberlin CollegeUniversity of the Sciences
Brown UniversityJuilliard SchoolRoyal Academy of MusicTemple University
Drexel UniversityNew England Conservatory of MusicUniversity of PennsylvaniaVillanova University


Application Fee$100
Enrollment Fee$1000
Tuition Cost$20,000
Optional HomeStay Cost$9,000
Additional School Expenses Including Uniforms Average$500 per year


See our Frequently Asked Questions  to learn more and explore the school website. Our official start date is September 6, 2021.  You can contact me, Mrs. Kimberly Jones, Admissions Director, at or at 215-792-6224 with any questions

Here is a testimony from Yuhang, an International student and gifted pianist, who is a recent graduate from The City School.


To apply, click here:

*Note on Making Payments: You can pay tuition and other fees by check or by Flywire. The City School has partnered with Flywire to make tuition and fee payments easier for our international students. Flywire offers multiple methods of international payment and helps save on bank fees and exchange rates. Flywire will make sure your payment arrives here safely. If you would like more information about Flywire, check out this brochure.

Once these steps are complete, you are all set to arrive at The City School.  We can’t wait for you to join our school community!

"The City School is like one big family made up of people from many different cultures and backgrounds."

Rugui, City School alumna

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.