Welcome! 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 grow and flourish.
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 Indepence and The Constitution of the United States were signed. The City School is surrounded by many of Philadelphia’s and it’s surrounding communities’ 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
& SUPPORT SERVICES
- On-site International Coordinator Support
- ESL/Language 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, ESL, Art, Health/P.E., Competitive Sprots, Choir, SAT Prep, National Honors Society, Student Councils, N.E.R.D.S. Club, Literary Magazine, June-term Electives such as Boxing, Dance, Theatre and Aikido
|100||High School Students|
|10:1||Student to Teacher Ratio|
|100%||College Acceptance Rate of our Graduates|
|2/3's||Of 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 encourged 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.
Here is a sample of our students’ college and university acceptances
|Berklee College of Music||Haverford College||Royal Academy of Music||University of the Sciences|
|Brown University||Julliard School||Saint Joseph's University||Temple University|
|Drexel University||Oberlin College||University of Pennsylvania||Villanova University|
TUITION AND PROGRAM FEES
|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 2, 2021. You can contact me, Mrs. Kimberly Jones, Admissions Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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*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!