Finding the right school for your child can be a daunting task. There are open houses, lotteries, transfers and waiting lists. There are elite schools with high tuition costs a few blocks away from underperforming, underfunded schools. You sit at home at night and nervously consider your options.
The evolution of Philadelphia Classical School began with one mom’s journey through the process of trying to find the right school for her child. She came to the conclusion that Philadelphia needed more schools, more excellent schools – schools that could have academic depth and creative range even from the earliest grades.
She began to research academic models, shape her vision and gather her team. She turned to her community to find more like-minded individuals with a heart to meet the needs of Philadelphia.
The original team was a diverse group of twelve individuals that brought a myriad of talents and skills to the group. It was made up of artists, lawyers, teachers, business professionals, technology specialists, educated parents, and administrators with the desire to create one more school that educates with distinction and creativity.
Today, Philadelphia Classical School is a flourishing K-5 school (adding one grade per year) with a talented staff of 14 people . We continue to be passionate about investing our time, energy and resources to educate the little humans of today and the thinkers of tomorrow.