The Phelps School

583 Sugartown Road,
Malvern, PA 19355
Tel: 610-644-1754
Gr: (Boarding) 7-12 | 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 
2014 School Data
The Phelps School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 7-12, PG 8-12
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 1908
Campus Size 70 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 110 students 300 students
% International Students 30% 20%
% Students Boarding 70% 67%
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khaki pants and jacket)
Average Class Size 7 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:4 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 12 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 41% 66%
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $1 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$44,500 $47,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$25,000 $26,110
Tuition international students $44,500 $44,500
% Students on Financial Aid 40% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $5,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Director of Admissions Ira Miles
Laura Rup
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)
Physics Psychology (AP)
Spanish (AP) Statistics (AP)
U.S. Government & Politics U.S. History (AP)
World History (AP)


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 8 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 6 24
ExtracurricularsFilm Appreciation, Fitness, Gardening, National Honors Society, Studio Arts, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: 2013-2014 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Pennsylvania State University 4
Michigan State University 3
Boise State University 1
Boston College 1
High Point University 1
Skidmore College 1
Syracuse University 1
University of Connecticut 1
Virginia Commonwealth University 1
West Virginia University 1
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • 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)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • West ChesterWesttown School
    975 Westtown Rd
    West ChesterPA19382
    5.4 mi | 381 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
  • PottstownHill School
    717 East High Street
    (610) 326-1000
    16.5 mi | 518 students | Gr. 9-12
  • NewtownGeorge School
    1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
    33.4 mi | 545 students | Gr. 9-12
  • MiddletownSt. Andrew's School, DE
    350 Noxontown Road
    (302) 285-4231
    41.7 mi | 300 students | Gr. 9-12
  • HightstownPeddie School
    201 South Main Street
    54.8 mi | 550 students | Gr. 9-12
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