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The Phelps School offers a traditional college preparatory curriculum. Enrolling boys from seventh grade through twelfth grade and offering a post graduate year as well, The Phelps School celebrates a culturally diverse student body. This year, The Phelps School boasts a student body representing 16 countries and 8 states. Through a competitive academic curriculum and a global experience, our boys develop the tools needed to be successful at the post secondary level in a safe suburban environment. Our diversity allows Phelps graduates to move on to higher education with a well informed perception of the “real world.”

WHO ATTENDS THE PHELPS SCHOOL?

The Phelps School celebrates a wide diversity of learners. Many of our students will compete as applicants to some of the best universities in the world. Others will seek admittance to some of the most renowned support programs within their college or university of choice. Our boys will benefit from our structured daily schedule and our Academic Support Program. All Phelps students learn to implement strong executive functioning skills to allow for a successful collegiate experience.

Students come from all over the United States and around the world. The School enrolls a number of boys each year who take advantage of the comprehensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Most colleges and Universities require a TOEFL score of 85 for admittance. At The Phelps School, ESL students must attain a TOEFL score of 90 before they may enter into the mainstream English classroom and fulfill the purpose of their matriculation to Phelps: to garner a mastery of the English language and become a competitive applicant for a US university.

Our student body has produced many high level athletes who have received athletic scholarships to attend the college of their choice. Athletics are a large part of our extracurricular program. Varsity sports include soccer, cross country, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, baseball, tennis and golf. There is no doubt that we provide our students with a balanced daily lifestyle that encourages strong minds and strong bodies.

Lastly, our class size and our experience of intimacy while learning cannot be surpassed. Our average class size is 6 and we offer a student teacher ratio of better than 4:1. For students seeking our Academic Support program, the classes are smaller than 4 boys per class, guaranteeing an individualized education. Our students seeking more rigorous academic challenges can choose from 13 Advanced Placement classes. Our boys know that the inability to “disappear” in a classroom and the consistent level of accountability make Phelps an obvious choice to maximize their personal and academic success and optimize their college opportunities.

BOYS BOARDING SCHOOL AND DAY SCHOOL

The Phelps School boasts a student body of about 100 boys annually. Typically, nearly twenty percent of our population are day students from the surrounding communities. While our boarders enjoy the twenty-four hour Phelps experience and thrive under the structure of our Residential Life Curriculum, day students participate fully in our programs as well, fitting seamlessly into the day to day schedule at The Phelps School.

The Phelps School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School.  The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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