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Applying to TPS
Our admissions process begins in the fall prior to the year of your desired enrollment.
Please note: Preschool applicants must be 4 years old by August 31 of the year that they plan to enter school. Kindergarten applicants must be 5 years old by August 31.
Application deadline: Applications for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade for the 2018-19 school year were due December 1, 2017. Applications for 2nd-7th grades were due January 1, 2018. Applications received after these deadlines will be considered only if space allows; there are currently spaces available in grades 4-6.
- Parent/Guardian Meeting
Once we receive your application we will contact you to set up a Parent/Guardian Meeting. Your visit will last approximately one hour and will be scheduled Monday through Friday in the morning. Preschool - 1st grade parent meetings must be completed by the 2nd week of December. Second - 7th grade parent meetings must be completed by the first week in January.
- School Records
Provide a copy of your child's school records (if available) by completing the Request for Records Form and sending it to your child's current school. All Records must be received by the last week of December.
- Teacher Recommendations
We require one recommendation for preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade applicants, and two recommendations for 2nd-7th grade applicants. This requirement is waived for preschool and kindergarten applicants who have not yet attended school.
Please give the appropriate Teacher Recommendation form to a current teacher, who should return the form directly to The Philadelphia School. All Recommendations must be received by the last week of December.
- Play Days and Student Visits
After we have received your application and paperwork, we will call you to schedule a Play Day (for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade applicants) or a Student Visit (for 2nd - 7th grade applicants).
Student Visits (Grades 2-7)
Applicants for 2nd - 7th grades will visit for two consecutive school days with their peer group.
Play Days (Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st grade)
Preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade applicants will be scheduled for a short morning group visit.
Admission Office Contacts
Frances Hoover firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Institutional Advancement
215-545-5323, ext. 278
Alison Fritz email@example.com
Director of Admission, Early Childhood
215-545-5323, ext. 227
Brian Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Admission, 1st-7th / Diversity Director
215-545-5323, ext. 277
Keisha Smith email@example.com
215-545-5323, ext. 222