Philadelphia High School for Girls 9 - 12

Dr. Parthenia A. Moore

1400 W. Olney Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19141
Phone: 215 276-5258

Over 150 Years of Educational Excellence!

Philadelphia High School for Girls

Tuesday, September 5th: First day of school!!  Students should be in school by 7:45am daily to get to their advisory and 7:15am of they would like breakfast (free).


School Store Operating Hours:

Monday, August 14        4:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
Tuesday, August 15       4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, August 16     4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Wednesday, August 23     4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 24      4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Friday, August 25        10:00 PM - 2:00 PM 


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Iris Leaflet

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Message from the Principal

The legacy of the Philadelphia High School for Girls is one that for more than one hundred and sixty years young women throughout the city of Philadelphia have continued to uphold. Each student who has entered the doors of the school has ensured that through her diligence to reach academic success she was prepared to attend colleges and universities across the country sharing the lessons learned with her peers. The rigorous course work, the continual staff support, and the school spirit and traditions assist in the preparation for each of our young women. 


It is for all of the above reasons that I, an alumna of  Girls’ High, lead new generations of young women to attain the academic success that will ensure they are ready to attend their post-secondary education. Their hard work and efforts will guarantee their ability to take positions of leadership in the areas of politics, education, law, business, medicine, entrepreneurialism or any career they choose just as their Girls’ High sisters have done in the past. 


I look forward to a very productive and academically rewarding school year as the teachers, school staff and administration partner with parents and the greater community. It will only be through our continued partnership that we will guarantee that our young women are afforded every opportunity as they use their potential to become the models for the next generation of leaders. Remember, now is the time for you to uphold the honor of being a student at the Philadelphia High School for Girls. 


Dr. Parthenia A. Moore




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  2. Under Parents click on Register for an Account
  3. Follow the directions. You will need your child's Student Identification Number.

Points of Pride

  • Outstanding academic opportunity
  • Unequalled Art program
  • Outstanding AP opportunities
  • Superb choices in the Sciences, Math and Languages
  • Exemplary agenda of activities
  • Safe environment
  • Cultural endeavors
  • Numerous social affairs
  • Many sports activities
  • Diverse clubs and organizations
  • Dance, Music and Drama