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Philadelphia High School for Girls

PHONE: (215) 400-3700 SCHOOL TYPE: Public District Special Admit GRADES: 9-12 ENROLLMENT: 819

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Lisa Mesi

  • Phone Number

    (215) 400-3700

  • Website

  • Neighborhood


  • SEPTA Routes

    BSL (Olney), Bus (6, 8, 16, 18, 22, 26, 47, 55, 80, L)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Tuition

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  • Extended Day


The Philadelphia High School for Girls is a school. Our mission is to provide learning experiences in a safe, nurturing environment to prepare our young women for success in college and leadership in their chosen fields. We do this by challenging the intellect, embracing diversity, celebrating leadership and excellence, honoring ethical behavior and encouraging participation in the extracurricular program.

Points Of Pride

98% of students attend college or university such as: HBCUs and State and Private Universities; Dual Enrollment, SYOP, International Baccalaureate Program and Advanced Placement courses; National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta Members; Debate Team; Dance; Foreign Language - National and International student travel opportunities (China, Spain, Amsterdam, Berlin, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Cuba, etc.) World Language courses include Latin, Spanish and Chinese; Humanities including: Art, Dance Music & Drama; Robotics; STEM/STEAM; 50 clubs; Activities/organizations to address diverse student interests; Public League Bowling and Lacrosse League Champions 2013-2014; Active Student Government; Athletic Association and Alumnae Association; Scholarship/Awards Program; Service Opportunities; 98% of students attend Ivy League, State and HBCU Colleges and Universities, many with four year scholarships; graduating seniors from the class of 2016 earned $3.1 million in grants and scholarships towards college; District Competitive Cheer Champions, Track and Field Public League Champions 2015-2016, Districtwide 5th Place Swimming Champions

Admissions Policy

Students must meet specific grades (A's, B's and one C) and attendance marks (95%).

Accreditations and Honors

Ranked among the top 5 schools in Philadelphia; 2nd Oldest all female public school in the country; Middle States Accredited; Recognized at Silver Level by US News and World Report 2015-2016; Continuously exceeding AYP beginning in 2002; International Baccalaureate Program and Advanced Placement courses; Recipient of the Jefferson Award Gold Medal 2012-2013; National Honor Society Public League Bowling and Lacrosse League Champions 2013-2014;

Hours of Operation

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