Admissions 2016

Open House:

  • Center City Campus - October 19th, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Beeber Campus - October 20th, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

*last tour at 7:30

Families are encouraged to attend both Open Houses.


Students must apply using the School District of Philadelphia High School Selection Process. Students must select both SLA - Center City and SLA @ Beeber on their School District of Philadelphia High School Application to be considered for both sites.

Admission to SLA is based on a combination of a student interview at the school with a presentation of completed work, 50 percentile or above on 7th Grade Math and Reading PSSA’s , As and Bs with the possible exception of one C, teacher or counselor recommendation and good attendance and punctuality. Interested families must contact the school to set up an appointment for an interview. SLA will not initiate the interview process with families.

Shadowing: Is currently full, we will reopen shadowing dates for accepted students in the spring before they have to make a decision


Interested applicants who meet our admissions criteria should call the school at 215-979-5620 (Center City campus) or 215-581-2107 (Beeber campus) between 9am and 2 pm to set up an interview. SLA will not initiate contact with any students to set up interviews.

The interview is a project-based interview. Students should bring a school project done in 7th or 8th grade that they feel is a strong representation of who they are as a student. The project can be from any subject area.

Projects will be returned to applicants. Students may include photocopies of their work. Computers will be available for project presentations as needed.

2016 Interview Dates and Times: Oct 29th-30th and November 5th-6th, 10AM and 2PM

Interviews for admission to both campuses are conducted at the Center City Campus

For More Information: Call 215-979-5620 (Center City campus) or 215-581-2107 (Beeber campus), or email us at