Girard College

Gender: Coed
2101 S. College Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Girard College is the only full scholarship, private/independent, 5-day boarding school in Philadelphia. Serving academically capable students from single parent homes with limited financial resources, its 1:10 student to teacher ratio allows Girard to take holistic approach to educating its students with is academic and residential programs. The beautiful 43-acre campus allows for students to explore talents outside of the classroom through its music, extracurricular and athletic programing. Girard College has 100% graduation, and 100% college acceptance.

What is your teaching or educational philosophy?

At Girard, we are committed to helping our children grow as students and as people. We want our students to be curious, to take academic risks, to find their strengths, to collaborate and commune with others, and to be lifelong learners and active citizens.

Girard College’s residential program continues the school’s mission of educating the whole child. Residential Advisors (RAs) implement programs that support and encourage student development in academics, character and emotional and social growth.

What is your mission statement?

Girard College is a 5-day boarding school for academically capable students, grades 1-12, from families with limited financial resources, each headed by a single parent or guardian. All Girard students receive full scholarships to take part in the school’s strong academic program and to live safely on its enclosed 43-acre campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania




Boarding School, Elementary, Middle School, High School