Testing Dates

Admissions testing is required for all applicants (testing for grades Pre-K-1 is a developmental assessment) and due to current Covid-19 restrictions, testing requires each applicant to wear a mask to participate. The admissions tests will be scheduled only after receipt of an application, $75 application fee, a copy of the applicant’s birth certificate, and the completion of the Release Records Authorization Form found on our admissions checklist.  Click here to apply.

Once an application and fee are submitted parents are able to view an admissions checklist on the parent portal account created to begin submitting required documents to move through our admissions process.  Elementary testing (Pre-K-5) is campus specific and scheduled on an individual basis after 3:00 pm on selected testing dates (summer hours vary). Families will be contacted via email with appointment dates and times.  Upper School group testing for grades 6-12 is held on our Poplar campus and has limited seating due to Covid-19 restrictions. Appointments will be scheduled upon receipt of the above testing criteria.  Upper school group testing dates are as follows:


Wednesday, January 18, 2023 from 9am-11:30 am

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from 9am-11:30 am

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 9am-11:30 am

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 9am-11:30 am

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 from 9am-11:30 am

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 from 9am-11:30 am


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.