Fairmount

Fairmount is a neighborhood within the Greater Center City District of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its boundaries are north of Spring Garden Street, west of Broad Street, south of Girard Avenue and east of The Schuylkill River.

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Fairmount is a neighborhood within the Greater Center City District of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its boundaries are north of Spring Garden Street, west of Broad Street, south of Girard Avenue and east of The Schuylkill River. While this may be the most common demarcation, the area's boundaries fluctuate depending how the neighborhood is defined. Several subdivisions exist within and near these boundaries including: Spring Garden, Franklintown and Francisville. Fairmount is also referred to as the "Art Museum Area," for its proximity to and association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The name "Fairmount" derives from the prominent hill on which the Philadelphia Museum of Art now sits and where William Penn intended to build his manor house. Later, the name was applied to the street originally called Hickory Lane that runs from the foot of Fairmount Hill through the heart of the neighborhood.

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RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
1 Bache-Martin School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
1 People For People Charter School Kindergarten - 11th Grade Public
1 Waring Laura W School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
5 Masterman Julia R Secondary School 5th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Philadelphia Virtual Academy 6th Grade - 12th Grade Public
1 Franklin Learning Center 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Franklin Benjamin High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Gateway To College 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A St Joseph's Preparatory School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A St Francis Xavier School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Philadelphia Academic School 12th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Spring Garden Academy Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A City School At Fairmount Preschool - 3Rd Grade Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.