About Us

Samuel Fels High School is a comprehensive, neighborhood high school located in Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Samuel Fels High School has approximately 1000 students.

Languages Spoken

Fels is a diverse high school. Our students speak a range of languages spoken: Spanish, Haitian Creole, French, Vietnamese, Khmer, Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese, Malayalam, Mandingo, Pashto, Urdu, Tajik, Ukranian, Bengali, Russian, and Fulah.


Students must live within the school catchment area. Students who live outside of the catchment area must apply, and admission is based on space availability and lottery. Fels has a partial, special-admission arts program. To apply for the arts program, you must have a clean discipline record for the past two years and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

The programs of study in the arts program are visual arts, vocal music and instrumental music.

Bus Routes

The school is located in the Oxford Circle section of the city.

SEPTA RoutesBus (19, 24, 26, 67)