The Philadelphia School is not affiliated with or restricted to a particular religious denomination. In addition, we do not practice any religious rituals, celebrate religious holidays, or display religious symbols. This does not mean, however, that we do not respect religious belief and practice. We encourage our students to share with classmates family holiday traditions.  Aware of the role religion has played throughout history, we recognize that examination of the religious beliefs and practices is often key to understanding the essential nature of a culture.