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Open House:

Center City Campus - Wednesday, 10/21 2015 - 5:30 pm to 8 pm

Come learn about the SLA model of teaching at SLA-Center City Campus. If you are interested in either SLA-CC or SLA @ Beeber, come to our Open House!

55 N. 22nd St. 19103

Beeber Campus - Thursday, 10/22 2015 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Come see SLA's new second campus! 5925 Malvern Avenue 19131

Families are welcome to attend both Open Houses.


Admission to SLA is based on a combination of a student interview at the school with a presentation of completed work, Advanced or Proficient PSSA scores, 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.

Students must select both SLA and SLA @ Beeber on their School District of Philadelphia High School Application to be considered for both sites.  To access the online application, visit this site:

Shadowing: Shadowing for prospective students will begin on October 1, 2015. We will reopen shadowing in the spring for accepted students. Prospective Students can start scheduling interviews the last week of September to 215-581-2107. Please do not call before 9 AM.


Interested applicants who meet our admissions criteria should call the school at 215-979-5620 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 paper or project done in 7th or 8th grade that they feel is a strong representation of who they are as a student.

Projects will be returned to applicants. Students may include photocopies of their work.

2015 Interview Dates and Times:

  • Admissions Interviews, First weekend - Saturday, 11/14/15 - Sunday, 11/15/15

  • Admissions Interviews, Second Weekend - Saturday, 12/5/15 - Sunday, 12/6/15

  • Times available from 10:00AM - 2:00PM

For More Information:

Contact the school at 215-581-2107 or email us at