Girard College

2101 S College Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121

Stephen Girard, an early American businessman, endowed this five-day boarding school to educate orphaned boys. Today, Girard College enrolls boys and girls from limited-income families without one or both parents; the school furnishes full scholarships for its students. In addition to providing a college preparatory curriculum, Girard provides instruction in the following five areas: respect, responsibility, integrity, self-discipline and compassion. Juniors satisfy a 40-hour community service requirement. Students participate in recreational and enrichment activities at local museums, parks, historical sites, theaters, universities and sporting facilities.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding — Coed Grades 1-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address2101 S College Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121
Telephone215-787-2620
Toll-Free Telephone877-344-7273
Fax215-787-4402
Year Established1848
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorClarence D. Armbrister
Applications DueJune
Total Enrollment403
Boarding Students403
Boys182
Girls221
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