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 70 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 110 students 300 students
% International Students 30% 20%
% Students Boarding 70% 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
(Khaki pants and jacket)
Casual
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% 65%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $1 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$44,500 $47,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$25,000 $26,300
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

Admission

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
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)

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

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:

    Dedicated to the individual boy:

  • 68 years meeting individual needs.  A 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 13 countries represented in the student body
  • ASP: well-known Academic Support Program
  • Strong athletic program: champions in basketball and soccer
  • Member of SSATB. Apply with Phelps code 5759
  • Located just 20 miles west of Philadelphia on the historic Main Line, our 70-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, 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)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • West ChesterWesttown School
    (Society of Friends)
    975 Westtown Rd
    West ChesterPA19382
    610-399-7900
    5.4 mi | 381 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
  • PottstownHill School
    717 East High Street
    PottstownPA19464
    (610) 326-1000
    16.5 mi | 518 students | Gr. 9-12
  • NewtownGeorge School
    (Society of Friends)
    1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
    NewtownPA18940
    215-579-6547
    33.4 mi | 545 students | Gr. 9-12
  • MiddletownSt. Andrew's School, DE
    (Episcopal)
    350 Noxontown Road
    MiddletownDE19709
    (302) 285-4231
    41.7 mi | 300 students | Gr. 9-12
  • HightstownPeddie School
    201 South Main Street
    HightstownNJ08520
    609-944-7501
    54.8 mi | 550 students | Gr. 9-12
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