Graduates of The Philadelphia School are confident, self-assured, and well prepared to excel in a variety of environments. Graduates attend many of the highly regarded public and private schools in the area, and TPS has a strong reputation as an excellent source of talented, creative, and well-adjusted ninth graders. Admissions directors consider our students to be assets to their high school programs, as TPS kids are flexible thinkers, skillful writers, independent learners, talented athletes and artists, and collaborative team members.
Eighth graders have different interests and learning styles, and we help students find the high school that is best for their distinctive needs.
high school counseling program
Seasoned middle school educators serve as high school placement counselors and work closely with families in their children's eighth grade year to determine best school fit for each graduating student. They have strong relationships with the admission departments at the schools to which our students apply and help all of our graduating families navigate the admission process.
Each fall we host a High School Fair, where seventh and eighth graders and their parents have the opportunity to meet representatives from a variety of secondary schools. Throughout the year, our high school placement counselors, our Middle School Director, and advisors guide students and parents through the application process.
Post-secondary schools selected by TPS alumni in the past few years include the Art Institute of Chicago, Brown University, Babson College, Barnard College, Boston University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Drexel University, Emerson College, Earlham College, Fordham University, Franklin & Marshall College, Hamilton College, Harvard University, Haverford College, Hofstra University, Ithaca University, The Juilliard School, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University, McGill University, New York University, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Pitzer College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Scripps College, Skidmore College, Stanford University, Temple University, University of Chicago, University of Delaware, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, University of Richmond, University of Southern California, University of the Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Ursinus College, Washington University, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University, and Yale University.
making a difference "globally"
The interests of TPS alumni span the globe. Please click here to read about what our alumni are doing to make a difference around the world.