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The City School at Spruce Hill

PHONE: (215) 382-7839 SCHOOL TYPE: Private Independent GRADES: K-5 ENROLLMENT: 0

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Ms. Africa Jones

  • Phone Number

    (215) 382-7839

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    University City

  • SEPTA Routes

    Bus (30, 42), Trolley (11, 13, 34)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Application Deadline

  • Tuition


  • Uniform

    No Data Reported

  • Extended Day

    Before Care;After Care

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The City School's mission is to train students' minds, disciple their hearts and bring light to the city -- one child at a time. For 35 years, our commitment to this mission has guided us as we prepare students to thrive in school, in college, at home and in life.

Points Of Pride

Our five core commitments are to Jesus, Shalom, to the City, to Excellence and to Accessibility. 

Jesus: We strive to demonstrate the love and grace of Jesus in all we do. 

Shalom: Being in right relationship with God, ourselves, others and creation

The City: We view the city as a classroom, taking full advantage of Philadelphia's world-class institutes of art, science and history. 

Excellence and Accessibility: We believe an excellent education should be accessible to students across the spectrum of academic abilities, financial backgrounds and faiths.

Admissions Policy

We desire to make an excellent, private Christian education accessible for students in the city. If your child has an IEP, it must be submitted and reviewed for approval before submitting an application, since our support services are limited.

Admission Process:

  1. Apply online at www.cityschool.org/admissions
  2. Testing will be scheduled following receipt of any requested documents
  3. A family interview is a time for us to get to know our prospective students and their parents. It's also a time for you to speak directly to the school principal and ask any questions you may have.
  4. Decision-Upon acceptance your child will complete our Enrollment process to become a member of The City School family

Accreditations and Honors

The City School is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Christian Schools International.

We have also been recognized by Schools That Can, a national organization of high-performing schools, as a leader in urban education.

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tues8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thur8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat -

Extended Programming Details

Our Extended Day Program includes time for snack, homework, crafts, reading. small group play, and recreational activities.

Entrance Instructions

Visitors - Use the main entrance on Baltimore Avenue. between the hours of 8 a m- 4 pm. Ring the bell for assistance.