English school in Philadelphia

A city built on lofty idealism and working class grit: home to the Liberty Bell and the Philly Cheesesteak

Our Philadelphia school

As the first capital of the United States, Philadelphia is full of history. But despite its starring role in the American Revolution, this is a friendly, unpretentious city with a low cost of living. Philadelphia is happy to be famous for great sandwiches as well as great art, and is as much the home of boxing movie legend Rocky Balboa as Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

  • Our Philadelphia English school is centrally located, with bus lines, subway stops and the SEPTA regional service all within a few minutes’ walk
  • The school regularly organizes weekend trips to New York, Washington, D.C., and Atlantic City – all under two hours away
  • Features 17 modern, state-of-the art classrooms along with a comfortable student lounge and a large computer lab
School location
Kaplan International English Philadelphia 1222 Walnut Street 2nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Philadelphia
”Philadelphia, to me, is not just a place you go to study, but it is a place you go to live. If I could go back in time and study here for another 13 months, that would be awesome.”
Abdulsalam Aref Hdadi
Studied in Philadelphia
Recommendation rate: 
98%
Total students: 
111
Number of nationalities: 
52
Average age: 
26-30
Number of classrooms: 
17

School facilities

Classrooms
Interactive white boards
WiFi
Computer lab
Library
Student Lounge
Transport

Other information

  • University Placement Service:
    Our University Placement Service (UPS) allows you to benefit from our extensive network of partner universities and colleges. Combined with our wealth of experience, we help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate courses. Learn more.
  • Languages spoken by staff:
    Mandarin Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish.
  • Teacher Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s (or equivalent) in combination with TESOL, CELTA, TEFL certicate (including practicum) or six months of ESL/EFL teaching experience.
  • School holidays:
    See our 2018 school closures

Accreditation & memberships

This Kaplan International English school is accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training).

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. All courses offered by Kaplan International are avocational and recreational, and are not intended to lead to vocation, occupation or career opportunities. Kaplan International does not confer credits, certification, diploma or degree for any courses, and no credits are transferrable to institutions of higher education.

*Student recommendations are based on Kaplan students surveyed in 2017.

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Our Philadelphia school has a dedicated social program, designed to help you explore the city and build friendships, through organised events and activities.

Accommodation

Student residences are specially selected apartments, hostels, and dorms that provide a fantastic living experience. Enjoy a more independent lifestyle and the social aspects of living with new friends.
  • Live with fellow students for more independence
  • Most residences are self-catering
  • Live and socialize with your new friends
  • Single, twin, double, and dorm rooms are available at various locations
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Ideal for students who want to learn about and immerse themselves in U.S. culture. Sharing meals with your hosts every day, you'll benefit from speaking English in relaxed, natural situations.
  • Live in a local homestay specially chosen by us
  • Enjoy breakfasts and dinners with your host
  • Practice English daily in an informal situation
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture
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