At a Glance
Head of School: Amy Purcell Vorenberg
Location: Center City Philadelphia
Founding year: 1972
Percentage students of color: 30%
Student-teacher ratio: 8:1
- Preschool & Kindergarten
8:20 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- First through Eighth Grades
Monday-Thursday: 8:20 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Friday 8:20 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Auxiliary Programming Hours:
Early Risers: 7:30-8:00 a.m. (when Yard and Garden open)
After School Programs:
Monday-Thursday: 3:20 – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Faculty and staff with advanced degrees: 72%
Number of classroom computers: 240
Languages taught: Spanish (preschool-8th), Latin (8th grade), Mandarin (afterschool club)
Interscholastic sports: basketball, soccer, tennis, track & field, volleyball
Financial aid budgeted (2012-2013): $1.2 million, 25% of student body
Accreditation: Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools
Institutional memberships: Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools, Educational Records Bureau, National Association of Independent Schools, and Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools
Principal emerita: Sandra Dean
Photography credits on this website: TPS faculty and staff, Kate Riccardi Photography, and TPS parents.
The Philadelphia School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, national or ethnic origin, disability, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, physical education program, or other school-sponsored programs and activities, or in the hiring and terms of employment of faculty and staff.
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