Our Mission and Vision
Constitution High School is a unique, small, college preparatory, city-wide admission school located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Historic District. It is the only Law, Democracy, and History themed high school in the School District of Philadelphia. Constitution High School benefits from a unique partnership with the National Constitution Center and Ballard Spahr LLP, one of the nation’s largest and most diverse law firms. These organizations assist our students through research seminars, job shadowing, mentoring, internships, scholarships and other supports.
Our school is dedicated to empowering students through active citizenship, starting with a robust student government who help determine school norms and help students learn about representational democracy. We offer several AP and dual-enrollment courses, and each year students can engage in historical research, writing, and design through the National History Day project. We also offer a range of athletic and extracurricular opportunities. Through our unique approach, we hope to develop the next generation of engaged citizens and leaders in government, public policy, and law.
For information on applying to Constitution High, start with the Office of Student Placement or call 215-400-7850. The School Selection Process is open from Friday September 21 until Friday November 2. The High School Fair will take place on Friday September 28 and Saturday September 29 at the PA Convention Center, 12th and Arch Streets.