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Number of Students

110 (30% international)


7-12 PG

ESL Programs

The Phelps School

Private Boarding School – Philadelphia , Pennsylvania

The Phelps School delivers a personalized boarding school education for boys –providing them with a path to success in their academic and personal lives. The academic program is supported by caring and dedicated faculty members, small classes, afternoon tutorials, and evening study programs. Phelps is justly proud of its highly competitive rocketry program, which has qualified for the NASA Student Launch Initiative program. Due to their participation in this rocketry program, several graduates have received scholarships from colleges to enroll in rocket science.

Phelps boys also have a very competitive rocketry program, that has qualified for the NASA SLI program. Out of their participation for this program, they have had a number of boys who were offered scholarship monies from colleges to enroll in their rocket science programs.

The AAP is a new program that is for 11th and 12th grade boys who show the desire to be challenged by more rigorous academics.The AAP Program will help students who wish to prepare for specific college majors by differentiating the instructional program to match their interests and objectives. The differentiated program of study may include any of the following: Advanced Placement (AP) courses, online coursework, classes at local community colleges, seminars at local colleges and institutions, and independent study classes.

The campus is conveniently laid out with classrooms, dormitories and the dining hall all just a short walk from each other. There are many facilities for sports, including soccer and lacrosse fields, four all-weather tennis courts, a track, basketball court, fitness room and volleyball courts.

Sports and Arts
The athletic program gives every student a chance to participate on a sports team – developing physical fitness as well as team and leadership skills. The arts program has unique opportunities including, culinary arts, film appreciation, and web design.

Dormitories and Student Life
Boarding students at Phelps enjoy a relaxed and comfortable residential life in one of seven dormitories located on campus. Members of the staff and faculty serve as live-in house parents, with older students assisting as proctors. Students’ schedules are structured throughout the evening with assigned study periods monitored by teachers.

Malvern is a small and safe borough of Pennsylvania located about 45 minutes west of Philadelphia. Malvern allows for easy access to great museums, historical American landmarks and cultural immersion.

Area population: 3,426
Borough website: Borough of Malvern

Starting Dates:
Estimated Start Date: Early September
Estimated End Date: Late May

School Facts

Student Population

All Boys School

Number of Students

110 (30% international)


7-12 PG

Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

75 Acres

Religious Affiliation


Foreign Languages

  • Spanish

Acceptance Rate


  • Ceramics
  • Culinary Arts
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Studio Art

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • US Government and Politics
  • US History
  • World History


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Bowling
  • Ceramics
  • Choir
  • Drama
  • Film Appreciation
  • Fitness
  • Garden
  • Music
  • National Honor Society
  • Photography
  • Rocket
  • Studio Art
  • Web Design
  • Yearbook

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

American University, Binghamton University, Boston University, Ithaca College, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Skidmore College, Syracuse University, The College of New Jersey, Ursinus College, Virginia Commonwealth University

University Acceptance Rate:

Closest International and Local Airports: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), JFK International Airport (JFK), Newark International Airport (EWR)
For Details Visit Website:   The Phelps School

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