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​Closed Private Academic Schools

Private Academic School Student Transcript (12th grade only) requests. Please do not travel to the Department of Education to retrieve a transcript. You will need to supply in writing the name used at the time of graduation, the name of the school and address of the school you attended. Transcript requests can take up to four weeks to process. Copies of Diplomas are not available, nor are they reproduced. We do not verify transcripts or interpret student grades. The list below are the private academic schools that have closed and supplied the department with student transcripts. (this will not include Religious, Public or Charter Schools) Please note there are occasions when a student's transcript was not sent forward. If the student provides a copy of their diploma, we can supply a letter on PDE letterhead that may support student diploma verification.

Allegheny Academy
Charles E. Ellis School
Delaware Valley High School (numerous locations, you must provide address)
Downingtown Industrial and Agricultural School
Ebony Prep/Pittsburgh Learning Lab (also known as The Street School)
Greenbank School
Lancaster Institute of Learning
Lincoln Preparatory
McKee Place (Youth Learning Center)
Mitchell School
Penn Center Academy – never licensed by the Department of Education– received accreditation by Middle States
Penn Circle
Penn Hall
Pittsburgh Tutoring
Oakland School
Right Action School (formerly Miles Varner)
Satinsky Institute for Human Resources
Sleighton School (only a few)
Saint Rose Academy
Stevens School
Swarthmore Academy
Three Rivers Academy (Britannica) – Division of Duff's Business Inst.
Upattinas Open Community School

Schools that have CLOSED and records are being stored at the Philadelphia School District – Contact:  215-400-4000 or 215-400-4780 or visit the website: http://www.phila.k12.pa.us/faqs/general/transcripts.html

  • Brooks
  • Main Line Day
  •  Columbia
  • Parkway
  • Geneva Academy
  • Summit
  • LaFayette
  • Upsal School for the Blind

ASHBOURNE SCHOOL – records were previously forwarded to Wordsworth Academy in Elkins Park; however, the Academy no longer has records from this school and they are no longer accessible.

COLUMBIA-TAYLOR INSTITUTE:  no records available – possibly never licensed

COMMUNITY VOYAGE SCHOOL:  School closed but corporate ownership of the school changed.  Educational program still exists under name of COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, 2820 N FOURTH ST, PHILADELPHIA PA  19133.  TELEPHONE:  215-425-1213.

DYNAMIC SPRINGS INSTITUTE:  School dropped license in lieu of accreditation in 1992.  Lost accreditation in 1993.  Never able to become licensed again.  Student must contact Dr. Zouras at 610-353-6333 for transcripts.

LANKENAU SCHOOL:     

Philadelphia Seminary (in their archives)
7301 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia,  PA
TELEPHONE:  215-248-4616

PENN HALL PREP SCHOOL:  Student must write letter to:  Registrar's Office, Wilson College, Chambersburg PA  17201. Include name at time of graduation, years attended and/or graduated.

PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL OF PHILADELPHIA:  Merged with Crefeld School in June 1989.  Academic records may be obtained from:  Crefeld School, 8836 Crefeld St., Philadelphia, PA  19119, TELEPHONE:  215-242-5545.

PITTSBURGH ACADEMY:  No records available.