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As hard as it can be to find a great school, it's probably hardest to know where to start.

To help make it easier, GreatPhillySchools has compiled a number of informative user guides designed to help you and your student be successful in your search for great Philadelphia schools.

Looking for information not on here? Contact us at info@greatphillyschools.org.


Using GreatPhillySchools

What Is a Great School?

Searching for Schools on GreatPhillySchools

GreatPhillySchools Ratings: Overview

GreatPhillySchools Ratings: Data Methodology

GreatPhillySchools Ratings: Data Sources

No Ratings System Is Perfect
 

Finding Your Great Pre-School

Finding a Great Preschool
 

Finding Your Great Elementary/Middle School

Finding Your Great K-8 School

Timeline for Choosing a K-8 School

Questions to Ask When Visiting a School

Applying to a Public District K-8 School

Applying to a Public Charter K-8 School

Finding Your Great High School

Finding Your Great High School

Timeline for Choosing a High School

Questions to Ask When Visiting a School

Applying to a Public District High School

Applying to a Public Charter High School

Applying to a Catholic High School


Understanding School Types

Public District Schools

Public Charter Schools

Catholic Schools

Independent Private Schools

Cyber Schools

Homeschooling

Accelerated Schools
 

Understanding Special Education

The Basics

Questions and Answers

Evaluation/Enrollment Process Checklist

Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Frequently Used Terms (Glossary)

 

Understanding English Language Learners (ELL) Education

The Basics

Questions and Answers

 

Understanding Career and Technical Education (CTE)

The Basics

 

Beyond the Classroom

Finding After-School Programs

Preparing For and Applying to College