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The Phelps School

Type: Day/Boarding
Gender: Boys
583 Sugartown Road
Malvern, Pennsylvania

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Since 1946, The Phelps School has been dedicated to the individual boy. We are a diverse, close-knit community — over 100 students, boarding and day, sixth grade to seniors and postgraduates, and their dedicated faculty mentors. We share a vital goal: to help students become better learners. We help boys become better men. We offer tours hourly, during 9am -3pm, on weekdays and weekends, upon request.

What is your teaching or educational philosophy?

Students come to Phelps from around the world. Their gifts and talents, like their personalities and backgrounds, are diverse and enriching. At Phelps we value that individuality above all else. Each student faces his own challenges and sets his own goals. Bright boys who learn differently discover their true capabilities. Courses of study are personally tailored. Support for learning is consistent and effective. The sense of brotherhood — in dorm life, the dining hall, weekend activities, and sports — is pervasive, genuine, and life-changing.

What is your mission statement?

Our mission is to bring out the best in each boy, to help him earn new confidence and respect, to teach him about leadership, humility, and service to others.

Boys succeed at Phelps in small classes, with teachers who will not let them give up. They learn how to learn. Their full potential is maximized as they grow and transform physically, socially, and morally. They build supportive relationships and develop a real sense of family with young men who are all quite different, and, in many ways, so much alike. Our mission is to help each Phelps boy become a better man.