About

IMG_9294[1]The Phelps School was founded in 1946 by Dr. Norman T. Phelps, fulfilling his dream of starting a Pennsylvania boarding school for boys, in particular those who need extra personal attention to help them reach their potential. The School’s motto has always been “Dedication to the individual boy.”Phelps is a small school with an enrollment of 120 boarding and day boys in grades 6-12 and a few post graduates. Our safe campus is situated in a quiet, rural setting just 22 miles west of Philadelphia and approximately two hours from New York City and Washington, DC. We have a number of students from different parts of the world who add much to the life of the School, and everyone benefits from day-to-day contact with boys from other cultures.We are thoroughly aware that no two of our students are exactly alike, and no two have exactly the same needs. From the very first visit, we focus on getting to know each student well so we can help shape a course of study for him that will enable him to enhance his strengths and improve his skills. Our mission is to create a nurturing and responsive climate which will bring out the best in each student, help him gain self-confidence and acquire respect for those around him. This effort is strengthened by the “family” atmosphere, small classes, and a strong tutorial component. We also work to achieve a proper balance between every boy’s academic performance and his physical, social, and moral development.The Phelps School adheres to a longstanding policy of admitting students of any race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin. We take pride in our diverse population, which is represented by students from many different states and countries.

 

WHY PHELPS?