Post Graduate Studies

About Our Postgraduate Year

Postgraduate (“PG”) students attend Phelps to become better prepared for college life.  Some are recent Phelps graduates who realize that another year at Phelps will let them gain more learning skills and maturity as they seek broader college enrollment options.

Many PGs come to Phelps after graduating from other high schools.  They often seek opportunities to improve and demonstrate their academic aptitude and to apply again to top colleges.  In particular, student-athletes seeking eligibility for NCAA competition come to Phelps to improve their academic standing and to gain invaluable exposure for recruiting.

An extra year at The Phelps School makes young men better prepared for college life and the challenges ahead.

Post Graduate FAQ’s

  • Q: Do all post graduates (PGs) board on campus?

    We offer both day and boarding options to our PG students at The Phelps School. Both day and boarding students alike are deeply invested in our community and are integral pieces of our programs at The Phelps School.

  • Q: Is there an age limit?

    There is no specific age requirement of a PG student. However, there may be age specific requirements to play competitive sports at The Phelps School. Therefore, if athletics will play a major role in a student’s PG goals, it is important to clarify during the admissions process how the student’s age may affect his ability to compete.

  • Q: Are there special post graduate classes?

    Each PG’s schedule is designed to enhance the student’s academic profile and to ensure that he is prepared for the intellectual intensity of college. Some students may take Advanced Placement courses in hopes of acquiring college credit for their postgraduate coursework. The academic workload is customized for each PG at Phelps in order to provide him with the most challenging opportunity for growth and success.

  • Q: Will post graduates earn a diploma?

    Although most PG’s attend The Phelps School for only one year, they are fully integrated into the school community, and are considered valuable members of the senior class. All PG’s are required to be diploma candidates and are considered full members of the graduating class.

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