At a Glance

Head of School: Justine Hoffman

Location: Center City Philadelphia

Founding year: 1972

Mascot: Tiger

Enrollment: 420

Grades served: preschool–8th grade

Percentage students of color: 32%

Student-teacher ratio:


  • Ellen Schwartz & Jeremy Siegel Early Education Center (preschool & kindergarten classrooms), 2501 South Street
  • Lombard Street Building, grade 1-8 classrooms, school gymnasium, 2501 Lombard Street
  • Garage Multipurpose Building, performance space and classrooms, 2501 South Street

School Hours:

  • Preschool & Kindergarten
    8:20 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
    Friday 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:

Student-computer ratio:

Languages taught: Spanish (preschool-8th), Latin (8th grade), Mandarin (afterschool club)

Interscholastic sports:
basketball, soccer, tennis, track & field, volleyball

Tuition: $19,800–$24,300 (no additional book or athletic uniform fees)

Financial aid budgeted (2014-2015):
$1.3 million, 22% of student body

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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