The Phelps School

583 Sugartown Road,
Malvern, PA 19355
Tel: 610-644-1754
Gr: (Boarding) 7-12, PG | 110 students
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.

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Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
The Phelps School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 7-12, PG 9-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1946 1907
Campus Size 75 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 110 students 300 students
% International Students 30% 20%
% Students Boarding 75% 67%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 8 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 12 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 41% 65%
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$42,950 $46,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$23,850 $26,300
Tuition international students $42,950 $44,222
% Students on Financial Aid 22% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate n/a 57%
Director of Admissions Ira Miles  
Associate Director of Admissions Lisa Ballard  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 12 15
AB Calculus (AP) BC Calculus (AP)
Biology (AP) Chemistry (AP)
English (AP) Environmental Science (AP)
Psychology (AP) Spanish (AP)
Statistics (AP) U.S. Government & Politics
U.S. History (AP) World History (AP)


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 8 13
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 11 24
ExtracurricularsBowling, Film Appreciation, Fitness, Gardening, Music/Drama, National Honors Society, Photography, Rocketry, Studio Arts, Web Design , Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: - 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

    Dedicated to the individual boy:

  • 68 years meeting individual needsA caring structured environment
  • A challenging yet supportive program
  • School's motto: Veritas Sine Timore (Truth Without Fear)
  • 110 boarding and day students, grades 7-12, PG
  • Small class sizes
  • ESL: well-known English as a Second Language program
  • 10 states and 20 countries represented in the student body
  • ASP: well-known Academic Support Program
  • Strong athletic program: champions in basketball and soccer
  • Located just 22 miles west of Philadelphia on the historic Main Line, our 75-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 dedicated wrestling room.

  • LD types supported: Our comprehensive Academic Support Program is a solid component of our college-preparatory program.
  • School accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), International Boys' School Coalition (IBSC)

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Westtown School (5.4 miles away)
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  • West Chester Westtown School
    (Society of Friends)
    5.4  mi  |  374  students  |  Gr.  Pre-K-12
  • Pottstown Hill School
    16.5  mi  |  506  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Newtown George School
    (Society of Friends)
    33.4  mi  |  545  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Middletown St. Andrew's School, DE
    41.7  mi  |  300  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Hightstown Peddie School
    54.8  mi  |  550  students  |  Gr.  9-12
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