Philadelphia High Schools by Type

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Use the list below to navigate Philadelphia high schools by type (public District, public citywide admission, public special admission, public charter, private catholic, and private independent). For a more extensive description of each type of school, visit Philadelphia Has Many School Options

Public District

John Bartram High School
Thomas Alva Edison High School/John C. Fareira Skills Center
Samuel Fels High School
Frankford High School
Benjamin Franklin High School
Furness High School
Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School
Kensington Health Sciences Academy
Kensington High School
Martin Luther King High School Promise Academy
Abraham Lincoln High School
Northeast High School
Overbrook High School
Penn Treaty
Roxborough High School
William L. Sayre High School
South Philadelphia High School (Southern)
Strawberry Mansion High School Promise Academy
Vaux: A Big Picture High School
George Washington High School
West Philadelphia High School Promise Academy
Widener Memorial School

Public Citywide Admission

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Constitution High School
Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical Education High School
The LINC (Learning in New Contexts) High School
Jules Mastbaum Area Vocational High School
Philadelphia Military Academy
Philadelphia Virtual Academy
A. Philip Randolph Career and Technical High School
Paul Robeson High School for Human Services
School of the Future
Swenson Arts and Technology High School
The U School
The Workshop School

Public Special Admission

Academy at Palumbo
The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush
William W. Bodine High School for International Affairs
Central High School
The Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA)
George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science
Franklin Learning Center High School
Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP)
Philadelphia High School for Girls
Hill-Freedman World Academy
Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School
Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School
Motivation High School
Northeast Medical, Engineering, and Aerospace Magnet
Parkway Center City Middle College High School
Parkway Northwest High School for Peace and Social Justice
Parkway West High School
Walter Biddle Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences
Science Leadership Academy
Science Leadership Academy @ Beeber

Public Charter

ASPIRA Olney Charter High School*
Belmont Charter High School*
Boys' Latin of Philadelphia (High School)
Charter High School for Architecture + Design (CHAD)
Community Academy of Philadelphia (CAP)
Eastern University Academy Charter High School
Esperanza Academy Charter High School
First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School*
Franklin Towne Charter High School
Freire Charter High School*
Imhotep Institute Charter High School
KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy*
Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School*
Maritime Academy Charter School
MaST Community Charter School*
MaST Community Charter School II*
MaST Community Charter School III* (opening Fall 2019)
Mastery Charter School: Hardy Williams High*
Mastery Charter School: Lenfest Campus*
Mastery Charter School: Pickett Campus*
Mastery Charter School: Shoemaker Campus*
Mastery Charter School: Simon Gratz High School*
Mastery Charter School: Thomas High Campus*
Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School of Philadelphia, Inc.
Multicultural Academy Charter School*
New Foundations Charter School (High School Campus)*
People for People Charter School*
Philadelphia Academy Charter School
Philadelphia Electrical and Technology Charter High School
Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School (Vine Street Campus)
Preparatory Charter School of Mathematics, Science, Technology and Careers
Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School
Tacony Academy Charter School*
TECH Freire Charter High School*
Universal Audenried Charter School*
YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School

*This school accepts applications through Apply Philly Charter for the 2019-20 school year.  Go to to apply easily to most charter schools in Philadelphia with one application!

Private Catholic

Archbishop Ryan High School
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School
Father Judge High School
John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School
Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls
Mercy Career and Technical High School
Nazareth Academy High School
Roman Catholic High School
St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
SS. John Neumann and Maria Goretti High School
West Catholic Preparatory High School

Private Independent

Al-Aqsa Islamic Academy
C.B. Community School
The City School at Poplar
The Crefeld School
Friends Select School
Germantown Friends School
Girard College
Greater Hope Christian Academy Science and Research Center
Hope Church School
International Christian High School
Liguori Academy
Overbrook School for the Blind
William Penn Charter School
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia Free School 
Quadrat Academy
The Revolution School (opening Fall 2019)
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy