apply to high schools in philly


District School Selection

There are currently 57 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, which opens September 20, 2019 and is due November 1st.

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


Apply Philly Charter

Families can easily apply to most charter schools in Philly using! Applications open September 20, 2019 and you must submit your application by January 27, 2020.

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


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