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School District of Philadelphia

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Population: 1,526,006

Closest City: Philadelphia

Distance to Closest City: 0 min

Airport Code: PHL

Quick Facts:

Number of High Schools: 58
Students per High School: aries greatly, 129,573 k-12 students
Student to Teacher Ratio: 19:1
Approximate Start Date: Early September
Approximate End Date: Mid June
Fall Semester Offered: No
Spring Semester Offered: No
ESL Offered: Yes
IB Program Offered: No
Possibility of Graduation: Yes
Enrollment Restrictions: 232 ELTiS, full year only, no professional athletes, do not accept students that have already graduated at home

Community Information

Philadelphia was founded in 1682 by William Penn and is known as the city of brotherly love. Philadelphia was an important meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States during the Revolutionary War and both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed in the city. There are many historically important sites to visit, including the Liberty Bell and Declaration Hall. Philadelphia is also famous for it’s cheesesteaks, soft pretzels and for having more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other US city. And don’t forget to visit the Philadelphia Art Museum and the stairs that Rocky ran up!

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School Profile

The School District of Philadelphia was established in 1818 and has been growing ever since. The mission of their schools is to create lifelong learners and to empower all students to reach their greatest potential, as well as to create productive members of society. The student population is racially and ethnically diverse and the school district is a multicultural learning community. Students are surrounded by history in Philadelphia, a city of great national importance.

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