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Overall
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Overall
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Math
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7
Science
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10
School Incidents
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Reading
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10
Attendance
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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePrivate Independent
  • Grade LevelsK-5
  • Waiting List SizeWaitlist in K, 1, 2. Limited openings in grades 3, 4, 5. Please apply: availability changes frequently.
  • Enrollment118
  • PrincipalMs. Elaine Hannan
  • Phone Number215-382-7839
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (30, 42), Trolley (11, 13, 34)
  • Address 4115 Baltimore Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • NeighborhoodUniversity City
  • Fax215-382-7848
  • Tuition$9,020
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Mission

Our mission is to train students’ minds and disciple their hearts and bring light to the city -– one child at a time.

Our mission is to train students’ minds and disciple their hearts and bring light to the city -– one child at a time.

Points of Pride

Our four core commitments are to Jesus, to the city, to excellence and to accessibility. Jesus: We strive to demonstrate the love and grace of Jesus in all we do. The city: We view the city as a classroom, taking full advantage of Philadelphia...

Our four core commitments are to Jesus, to the city, to excellence and to accessibility. Jesus: We strive to demonstrate the love and grace of Jesus in all we do. The city: We view the city as a classroom, taking full advantage of Philadelphia's world-class institutes of art, science and history. Excellence and access: We believe an excellent education should be accessible to students across the spectrum of academic abilities, financial backgrounds and faiths.

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Admissions Policy

We desire to make an excellent education accessible for students in the city. While we consider students' grades and standardized test scores, we are primarily interested in serving students who desire to learn. Our admissions process ensures...

We desire to make an excellent education accessible for students in the city. While we consider students' grades and standardized test scores, we are primarily interested in serving students who desire to learn. Our admissions process ensures that our students will thrive in our rigorous college-preparatory environment. Admission Process: 1) Submit your completed application packet along with the $75 application and testing fee. Completed application packets should include the following forms: application, copy of birth certificate, release of records, teacher assessment, transcript and final report card. 2) Schedule a time to have your child tested. Tests are given during school hours by appointment. 3) The family interview is a time for us to get to know our prospective students and their parents. It's also a time for you to speak directly to the school principal and ask any questions you may have. 4) Submit your enrollment packet along with the $220 enrollment fee.

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Safety & Culture

We work to cultivate a culture of grace, where values such as love, mercy and forgiveness are taught and modeled for our students every day. The safety of our students is our highest concern. We take every measure to keep our students safe, and our...

We work to cultivate a culture of grace, where values such as love, mercy and forgiveness are taught and modeled for our students every day. The safety of our students is our highest concern. We take every measure to keep our students safe, and our security procedures are established by the Philadelphia Police Department and our accrediting agencies.

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Accreditations & Honors

The City School is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the StreetSchool Network and the Association of Christian Schools International. We have also been recognized by Schools That Can, a national organization...

The City School is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the StreetSchool Network and the Association of Christian Schools International. We have also been recognized by Schools That Can, a national organization of high-performing schools, as a leader in urban education.

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 82.2%
White 7.6%
Hispanic 0.8%
Asian 6.8%
Other 2.5%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 55.1%
Male Students 44.9%

Special Education

Special Ed 0.8%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
22
1st Grade Students
22
2nd Grade Students
22
3rd Grade Students
17
4th Grade Students
18
5th Grade Students
17
Total Students
118

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Choir,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Soccer,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Soccer Shots is offered at our campus for two after-school sessions each year: one in the fall and the other in the spring.

Soccer Shots is offered at our campus for two after-school sessions each year: one in the fall and the other in the spring.

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents Classroom Volunteers

Parent Involvement

Parents are encouraged to chaperone field trips and occasionally volunteer in classroom activities. Parents are also encouraged to volunteer at our fund-raising events such as our Partners' Breakfast and our Annual Benefit.

Parents are encouraged to chaperone field trips and occasionally volunteer in classroom activities. Parents are also encouraged to volunteer at our fund-raising events such as our Partners' Breakfast and our Annual Benefit.

Before and After Care

  • Before Care,
  • After Care,
  • Extended Day,
  • Extended Programming

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