Why I Chose The Philadelphia School: 2011-01-24 School Selection Report

This is one parent’s opinion on why they chose the Philadelphia School. Help other parents–take five minutes to complete an anonymous survey to tell PSS and our readers about your school choice!

Date Submitted: 1/24/11

What school did you decide on? The Philadelphia School

Calendar year your child entered/will enter 2004/2005, 2006/2007, 2008/2009

Grade your child entered/will enter PreK

What neighborhood are you in? Center City

What schools did you consider? We really didn’t seriously consider any other schools.  TPS was our first choice.

What factors were most important to you? Reputation, Teaching Philosophy, Teacher Quality, Diversity, Special Programs (language immersion, music, etc.)

What first attracted you to the school? We were impressed with kids we know who had graduated from the school.  We also talked to a lot of other parents whose kids were there and liked what they had to say.

What were the critical factors that led to your choice? The school is progressive and innovative with a real commitment to diversity. It tends to all aspects of a child’s development both academically and emotionally.  Their goal is to nurture each child’s natural curiosity so they develop a real love of learning.  Every child is treated as an individual.

Did you relocate in order to choose this school? No

On the political spectrum, I consider myself to be Democrat

Please share anything else about your experience We have three kids at the school.  The fact that they love to go to school and are flourishing is a real plus.  We also had a learning issue with one of our kids and the school provided much support and guidance. It has also been nice to get to know the rest of the parents there.  It is a real community.

Help other parents–take five minutes to complete an anonymous survey to tell PSS and our readers about your school choice!

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