Rent space for your meeting, wedding or other big event at unique and historic Girard College.
Contact Lavonna Ricketts or call 215-787-4429.
Rent our athletic facilities or the Armory (gym). Contact Robert Jordan or call 215-787-2662.
When Stephen Girard (1750-1831) wrote his will, he dreamed of the extraordinary boarding school
he wanted to establish, going so far as to include many details about the buildings and preferred
materials. We are sure that he would be proud of the scale, grandeur and beauty of Founder's Hall,
the first building constructed for the fledgling school and still the "jewel in the crown" of our lovely campus.
Founder's Hall, was actually the result of an architectural contest, won by Thomas U. Walter who
later worked on the U.S. Capitol and Philadelphia's City Hall. Today Founder's Hall holds the school's
museum and offers large and elegant space for various kinds of events. Contact us for information,
pricing and to arrange for a visit!
On any campus except Girard College, the Chapel would be considered a remarkable building.
Completed in 1933 and designed by a prominent Philadelphia firm, the Chapel contains the
fourth largest pipe organ in the city of Philadelphia. Its exterior boasts a complex collection of
varied religious icons, although the building was designed to be non-sectarian. The Chapel
Fieldhouse / Armory / Gymnasium
Built in 1924, the Armory was designed to allow the school's quasi-military battalions to drill inside
during inclement weather.
Serving today as Girard College's gym, the Armory holds four regulation-sized basketball courts
upstairs and six badminton courts downstairs, girls and boys locker rooms and a raised track.