Established 1848 | Grades 1-12
Girard College is a boarding school for academically capable students, grades 1 through 12, from families with limited financial resources, each headed by a single parent or guardian.
All Girard students receive full scholarships to take part in the school's strong academic program, and to live safely on its enclosed 43-acre campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Girard's mission is to prepare students for advanced education and life as informed, ethical and productive citizens through a rigorous educational program that promotes intellectual, social and emotional growth.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the school's About Us page.
In The News
- For Girard College’s MLK Day of Service, a focus on solutions to gun violence, WHYY, January 21, 2019.
- Effort to integrate Girard College documented in new film, Philadelphia Inquirer, February 20, 2016.
- Wikipedia: Stephen Girard