A historic Philadelphia institution with a powerful mission

Girard College is a 5-day boarding school for academically capable students, grades 1-12, from families with limited financial resources. All Girard students receive full scholarships to take part in the school’s strong academic program and to live on its 43-acre campus in Philadelphia, PA. Girard College’s mission is to prepare students for “advanced education and life as informed, ethical, and productive citizens through a rigorous education program that promotes intellectual, social, and emotional growth.”

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“Quest Forward Learning starts the lifelong journey of learning instead of making students wait for life to begin after graduation.”

– AJ Ernst, Former Girard College High School Dean

Quest Forward Learning at Girard College High School

Girard College selected the Quest Forward Learning method and curriculum to offer its students an active learning experience rich with skill development and frequent, high-quality feedback to engage their students for long-term success. The Girard College High School now offers Quest Forward Learning to its students throughout grades 9–12.

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