Graduates of The Philadelphia School are confident, self-assured, and well prepared to excel. They have gone on to 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, well-adjusted ninth graders.
Admission directors consider our students as assets to their high school programs. Our graduating students are valued as 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 each student find the school that is best for his or her 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 The Philadelphia School hosts a High School Night, 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, the Assistant Head of School, and advisors guide students and parents through the application process.
Admission directors consider our students as assets to their high school programs. Our graduating students are valued as flexible thinkers, skillful writers, independent learners, talented athletes and artists, and collaborative team members. Members of our most recent graduating class, the Class of 2016, are enrolled at
- Special Admission Public High Schools: Academy at Palumbo (1), Carver High School of Engineering and Science (1), Central High School (2), Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts (1), and Science Leadership Academy (5)
- Independent Schools: Friends' Central School (5), George School (1), Germantown Friends School (8), La Salle College High School (1), Saint Andrew's School (1), Saint Joseph's Preparatory School (1), Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (3), and The Shipley School (3)
- Parochial Schools: Roman Catholic High School (1)
- Suburban Public Schools: Harriton High School (1)
- Boarding Schools: St. Andrew's School (1)
A sample of post-secondary schools currently attended by TPS alumni are the Art Institute of Chicago, Brown University, Babson College, Columbia University, Dickinson College, Drexel University, Emerson College, Earlham College, Fordham University, Hamilton College, Hofstra University, New York University, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, St. Joseph's University, Sarah Lawrence College, Stanford University, Temple University, University of Delaware, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, University of the Sciences, Ursinus College, and Yale University.
For a more comprehensive list of post-secondary schools attended by our alumni, click here.
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.