Girard at a Glance

Girard College is a coeducational, college preparatory, five-day boarding school for first- through twelfth-grade students, located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Our 43-acre campus provides unique opportunities for our students: science classes study photosynthesis in the Girard College Community Garden, physical education instruction takes students to our indoor swimming pool, and history students are offerred hands-on research experience in our on-campus museum in Founder’s Hall.


Our location within the city provides countless learning opportunities, many within walking distance. Our students and staff frequently visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes Foundation, the Franklin Institute and the Philadelphia Zoo to name a few. Girard students take advantage of internships and community service projects with prestigious Center City organizations, and academically-advanced students may enroll in college-level classes at local universities. Being a part of the Girard College community means striving for excellence at every opportunity.