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Thank you for your interest in SLA. Admissions is now closed, unfortunately we cannot accommodate more interview requests at this time. Prospective students will hear from the School District of Philadelphia in early February via Student/Parent Portal or email. 

Learn More about SLA:

Read our Family Night Curriculum Book.

Open House:

Center City Campus - TBA

Beeber Campus - TBA

Families are welcome to attend both Open Houses.


Students must apply using the School District of Philadelphia High School Selection Process. Students must select both SLA 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: Families may contact us to schedule a shadow date starting October 1st. 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. 

2015 Interview Dates and Times:

  • November 14th-15th and December 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