There are more than 2,000 students and scholars with families at Penn. Over 20% of the students in the graduate and professional schools live with their spouses or partners. If your family is with you here in Philadelphia, you may find that your social life revolves around your family and their activities. Some students and scholars live on campus, and this arrangement can develop into a close community of people in similar situations. There are many things to consider when bringing your family. Below are some helpful resources to assist you in this process.
There are basically two types of schools in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas: public schools, which are free, and private schools, which charge a tuition fee. Some private schools have a religious affiliation. Within the school system there are three levels of education:
- Elementary School (ages 6-10)
- Middle or Junior High School (ages 11-13)
- High School (ages 14-18)
All schools in Philadelphia, except colleges and universities, are listed in the blue section of the White Pages phone book.