Great Public Schools

Looking for apartments near great public schools in Philadelphia? Our apartments in Center City offer studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartment homes, standing tall in the center of our city’s historic skyline. Designed by French architect Louis Jallade in the 1920s, this twin-tower apartment building showcases 26 stories of Art Deco elegance and has a prominent history as the former Philadelphia YMCA Armed Forces Building. It was home to United States servicemen in its heyday during World War II, before being transformed into the current apartments in Center City Philadelphia it is today. Now, The Metropolitan has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Apartment Association East’s 2016 Achievement of Excellence Awards as a two-time winner of “Best in Apartment Living Awards.”

Schools Near The Metropolitan

When it comes to finding a home that will be a lasting fit, many people who are planning to have children, or already do, consider the quality of the local school district. Schools within The Metropolitan’s Center City neighborhood provide for academic and social growth and take advantage of all the benefits of city living to provide well-rounded and hands-on learning opportunities for kids.

Laura Wheeler Waring is one of the standout local elementary schools near The Metropolitan. With about 300 students from grades pre-K through eighth, the school has a student-to-teacher ratio of about 20 to 1. In addition to its comprehensive curriculum, the school provides a wealth of opportunities for kids to explore their interests, including in everything from sports to science. The school aims to encourage student success through reward programs like its Employee of the Month effort and attendance initiatives.

High school students in the area typically attend Benjamin Franklin High School, which is only a 15-minute walk from The Metropolitan. Many parents may spend significant time in the morning driving their kids to school, or getting them ready for the bus, so having the convenience of a nearby school can be a lifesaver for busy families. Ben Franklin keeps students themselves quite busy, with a robust lineup of activities that promote continuous learning. And with a recent multi-million-dollar renovation, the school is set up for continued future success.

Another of the standout schools near The Metropolitan is Julia Masterman, a magnet school for middle and high school students that is ranked first in the city and state and considered among the best college-prep schools in the entire nation.

The neighborhood is getting increasingly younger, as more and more people recognize that it’s a great place to raise kids. That trend is going to spill over into the education system, as schools continue to ramp up their offerings to meet the needs of the rapidly growing area.
If you’re looking to make your new home at The Metropolitan and would like to schedule a tour, contact our leasing specialists today!

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Learn More About The Metropolitan

Contact The Metropolitan to learn more about our apartment rentals in Center City! Call our leasing office at 215-854-0729 to schedule a personal virtual apartment tour or FaceTime tour.


    117 North 15th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

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