583 Sugartown Road
Malvern, PA 19355
The Phelps School is a private boarding and day school for boys in grades six through 12 and a postgraduate year.
We're a small school--about 110 students--so we can provide each student with a personalized learning experience.
We offer everything from Advanced Placement (AP) courses for gifted students to an Academic Support Program (ASP) for students with learning differences.
What truly differentiates The Phelps School is the dedication we have to each individual boy and helping him to reach his full potential academically, personally and socially.
Our staff and faculty are deeply committed, and involved 24-7 in our students' lives as teachers, coaches, dorm parents and more.
We have competitive athletic teams and all kind of extracurricular activities, all on our 70-acre campus in Malvern, PA.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 110 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $55,400
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $32,600
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Phelps School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 307 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Student Attention

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
The Phelps School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
6-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1946
1907
Campus Size
70 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
110 students
300 students
% International Students
33%
20%
% Students Boarding
72%
70%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Khaki pants and jacket
Casual
Average Class Size
7 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
14
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
61%
70%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$1.5 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$55,400
$61,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$32,600
$34,900
Tuition international students
$55,400
$54,500
% Students on Financial Aid
40%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
Caroline Whitbeck

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
14
17
Courses
AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered
7
16

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
9
23
Extracurriculars
Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Film Club, Gardening Club, National Honors Society, Woodshop

Arts and Music Programs:
Music, Studio Arts

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fitness Club, Indoor Sports

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

School Notes

    The Phelps School is welcoming visitors to campus! Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm, and by appointment! Call Today!The Phelps School, located in Malvern, Pennsylvania, is a private, nonsectarian boarding and day school for boys in grades six through 12 and a postgraduate year. Founded in 1946 by Dr. Norman T. Phelps, it upholds its original credo of "Dedication to the Individual Boy." True to this philosophy, The Phelps School is committed to providing a highly customized educational experience that empowers each student to reach his fullest potential academically, personally and socially.  The school serves a diverse population of approximately 110 students annually, of which 35 percent are international students and 30 are day students.
  • With an average class size of seven, The Phelps School offers the ideal setting for boys who thrive in a small, nurturing and structured environment.
  • Learning at the Phelps School is personalized for each student and ranges from college-level Advanced Placement (AP) courses for academically gifted students to comprehensive Academic Support Program (ASP) for students with learning differences. 
  • The Phelps School is known to take a holistic approach to the educational experience, fostering the growth of intellectual knowledge, social awareness, work ethic and commitment to service to develop young men of character and integrity.
  • The staff and the faculty at The Phelps School are deeply invested in the wellbeing of each student and his ability to achieve individual success.  
  • Our student population is highly diverse, uniting students from different cultures and backgrounds and with varying skill-sets.
  • The small size of The Phelps School provides every student with numerous opportunities to excel and flourish in academics, athletics and leadership.
  • As an all-boys school, The Phelps School understands boys and their needs.
  • The Phelps school transforms lives by empowering students to reach their highest potential. We prepare students for college and for life. 
  • LD types supported: Our comprehensive Academic Support Program is a solid component of our college-preparatory program.
  • The Phelps 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)
Source: Verified school update

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Description

Class of 2000
5.00
Western Washington University
The Phelps School is a school that specializes in providing an individual education to each student. The classes were very small and the staff was more than willing to help me in every aspect. . .
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 110 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $55,400
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $32,600
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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