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The Phelps School

The Phelps School is an all-male private boarding traditional school for students in grades 7 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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The Phelps School is a boarding and day school serving boys in grades seven through postgraduate. We are dedicated to a personalized education for the boy who seeks success academically, personally and socially. This philosophy of dedication to the total development of each boy is accentuated by our structured atmosphere, small classes and daily tutorials. Our first obligation is creating a caring, sensitive climate which emphasizes the positive in every situation. The environment is consistent, supportive and combined with challenge, care and honesty. Phelps is concerned with emphasizing the articulation and inculcation of personal moral values as an important part of our mission -- educating the heart as well as the mind and body. Dedicated to the individual boy:67 years meeting individual needsA caring structured environmentA challenging yet supportive programSchool's motto: Veritas Sine Timore (Truth Without Fear)110 boarding and day students, grades 7-12, PGSmall class sizesESL: well-known English as a Second Language program11 states and 20 countries represented in the student bodyASP: well-known Academic Support ProgramStrong athletic program: champions in lacrosse, basketball, soccer, baseballLocated just 22 miles west of Philadelphia on the historic Main Line, our 70-acre campus provides it all. Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, students have the ability to take day trips to the New Jersey Shore, Philadelphia, New York City, Washington DC and the Pocono Mountains. Our most recent improvements and developments over the past couple years include a completely renovated Student Center and Day Student Lounge, laptop program for all students, a new roller hockey rink, an indoor athletic facility, a new lounge in one of our Dormitories, an upgraded athletic field, and a new wrestling room for the start of the wrestling program for the upcoming 2012-13 school year.





Grades Cost Term
Middle School $41,500 Annual

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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 116
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
7 1
8 5
9 13
10 20
11 40
12 37

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Student Teacher Ratio 4 : 1
Average Class Size 8
Gender 100% Male
Dress Code Formal
Percent Boarding 75%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 47%
Multi-racial 3%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Black or African American 10%
Asian 34%


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Associations & Memberships

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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