apply to high schools in philly

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District School Selection

There are currently 56 public high schools run by the School District of Philadelphia. Students interested in citywide- or special-admission schools must apply through the District’s online application, due November 2nd.

Students can apply to up to five schools through the application, not including their neighborhood school.

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Apply Philly Charter

Families can easily apply to most charter schools in Philly using applyphillycharter.org! Submit your application by January 28, 2019.

*Charter schools that are not participating may have application deadlines around this time. Find out more on greatphillyschools.org.

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Private Schools

Families applying to private Catholic schools operated by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia can apply online using the Universal Application. Select up to four high schools and submit one application.

Other private schools accept applications independently. Learn more about their applications process by viewing their school profile on greatphillyschools.org.