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Secondary School Placement


At St. Peter’s School, we recognize the importance of selecting a secondary school that will best fit the needs of each of our graduates. Our Secondary School Placement Director works closely with Upper School students and their families to guide them through this critical process.


Caryn Rivers came to SPS in 2019 as the Secondary School Placement Director. As founder of Pathfinder Placement, Caryn is a professional educational consultant with 15 years experience in the Philadelphia independent school market. She is an alumna of Episcopal Academy and a graduate of Harvard University. Caryn recently went through the placement process for her son who is now attending Revolution School.

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The Placement process begins with a Secondary School Information Night, held every Spring for current Sixth and Seventh Grade families.

Representatives from independent day and boarding schools are in attendance to answer questions and share information about their respective schools.
St. Peter’s School graduates have been accepted to the following secondary schools in the past decade:
Abington Friends
St. Andrew’s School*
The Baldwin School
Bishop Eustace Preparatory School
Central High School
Church Farm School*
Episcopal Academy
Friends’ Central School
Friends Select School
The George School*
Germantown Friends School
The Haverford School
The Hill School*
St. Joseph’s Preparatory School
LaSalle College High School
Malvern Preparatory School
Merion Mercy Academy
Oldfields School*
Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts
Philadelphia Mennonite High School
Salesianum High School
Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences
Science Leadership Academy
The Shipley School
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Westtown School*
William Penn Charter

*Boarding School

St. Peter’s School alumni have attended some of the following colleges and universities in the past decade:
University of the Arts
Arizona State University
Babson College
Barnard College
Boston College
Bucknell University
Carleton University
University of Chicago
Colby College
Columbia University
Cornell University
DePaul University
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Fairfield University
George Washington University
Hampshire College
Haverford College
IMG Academy (baseball)
James Madison University
McGill University
Middlebury College
New York University
UNC Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania
Penn State University
University of Pittsburgh
Princeton University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
University of Richmond
University of Southern California
University of St. Andrews
St. John’s College
Temple University
Trinity College
Tulane University
Ursinus College
Villanova University
University of Virginia
Widener University
Yale University