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.
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 graduates 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 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 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.
HIGH SCHOOL MATRICULATION
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 2017, are enrolled at
- Special Admission Public High Schools: Carver High School of Engineering and Science (1), Central High School (1), The Philadelphia High School for Girls (1), and Science Leadership Academy (4)
- Independent Schools: The City School (1), Crefeld School (1), Friends' Central School (5), Friends Select School (2), Germantown Friends School (7), The Shipley School (1), and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (1).
- Boarding Schools: Church Farm School (1), Girard College (1), West Nottingham Academy (1)
Post-secondary schools selected by TPS alumni in the past few years include the Art Institute of Chicago, Brown University, Babson College, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dickinson College, Drexel University, Emerson College, Earlham College, Eastern University, Fordham University, Hamilton College, Harvard Univeristy, Hofstra University, Ithaca University, McGill University, New York University, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Pitzer College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Sarah Lawrence 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 the Sciences, University of Vermont, University of Wisconsin, Ursinus College, 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.