Learn More about SLA: Read our Family Night Curriculum Book. - ** The Admissions process for the 2018-19 will open 9/18 at 9 am.**

Open House

  • Center City Campus: 9/27, 2017 5:30pm–8:00pm
  • Beeber Campus: 9/28, 2017 6:00pm–8:00pm

Families are welcome to attend both Open Houses.


Students must apply using the School District of Philadelphia High School Selection Process.

High School Selection Process Page

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. Students who are only interested in one site can apply only to that one site, but we strongly encourage students to apply to both to give themselves the best chance at attending an SLA school.

Admission to SLA is based on a combination of:

  • Student interview at SLA with a presentation of a completed project

  • 50th percentile or above on 7th Grade Math and Reading PSSAs

  • As and Bs with the possible exception of one C

  • Teacher or counselor recommendation

  • 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: Families may contact us to schedule a shadow date. Please call between 9 AM and 2 PM. *


Interested applicants who meet our admissions criteria should call the school at 215-979-5620 (Center City campus) or 215-581-2107 (Beeber campus) 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.

2017 Interview Dates and Times

  • 10/14 @ 10 am and 2 PM
  • 10/15 @ 10 am and 2 PM
  • 11/4 @ 10 am and 2 PM
  • 11/5 @ 10 am and 2 PM

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

For More Information

Call 215-400-7830 (Center City campus) or 215-581-2107 (Beeber campus), or email us at admissions@scienceleadership.org.