apply to high schools in philly
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.
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 1st.
Students can apply to up to five schools through the application, not including their neighborhood school.