Welcome to the Admission section of our website. We encourage you to learn all you can about Girard, and we hope that your student is a good match for our school!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FIRST:
Girard College is an independent, college preparatory, 5-day boarding school for grades 1 through 12 located at the top of the Fairmount/Art Museum neighborhood. All accepted students will be awarded full scholarships for the length of their stay at Girard College.
One of the oldest and most historically significant schools in Philadelphia, Girard College was established by the generosity and vision of our founder, Stephen Girard. Read more about the school's history here.
Because Girard is a 5-day boarding school, students must be able to go home on Friday afternoons and return to campus on Sunday evenings. Therefore we generally enroll students whose families live in the Greater Philadelphia area and surrounding counties.
Equally important, students are required to live in our residence halls Sunday night through Friday afternoon to fully participate in our programs.