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, Girard College High School Dean

Quest Forward Learning at Girard College High School

Girard College selected the Quest Forward Learning curriculum to offer Girard High school students a skills-forward, active learning experience focused on long-term academic and career success. The Girard College High School now offers the Quest Forward Learning curriculum to its students in grades 9 and 10.

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