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  • ONE SCHOOL WITH FIVE DIVISIONS: 2 single-sex Lower Schools; 2 single-sex Middle Schools; 1 co-ed Upper School
  • MERGED ON JULY 1, 2011: Springside School, founded in 1879, the oldest school for girls in Philadelphia, merged with all-boys Chestnut Hill Academy, founded in 1861, to form SCH Academy.
The new SCH Academy serves 1100 girls and boys  in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.
The school's combined campus includes 62 acres of fields and woods adjacent to the Wissahickon watershed and Fairmount Park in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia.
  • STATE-OF-THE-ART-FACILITIES include Gold LEED certified Center for Science and Technology housing customized, 1,600-square-foot, state-of the art Engineering and Robotics Lab; first Lower School with dedicated Physics and Engineering Lab; largest school solar array in City of Philadelphia with 440 solar panels atop 52,000-square-foot-athetic field house; new stadium turf fields for footbal, field hockey, and lacrosse; outdor ropes course and rock wall.
  • CUTTING EDGE PROGRAMS include Mandarin Chinese beginning in Pre-K; innovative Pre-K - 12 academic departments in New Media and Engineering and Robotics; Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership; Outdoor Education and Environmental Science.
  • OUTSTANDING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS include National Merit Scholars (15 Recognized and 4 Winners in 2011); All-American Athletes (12 n past 4 years); internationally recognized Robotics Team and winner in FIRST LEGO League robotics competition; first student-produced outdoor 40 x 100-foot digital animation projected onto the wall of a Center City high-rise; "Best of Philly" acclaimed student technology leaders; 100% of graduates attend 4-year accredited colleges and universities.
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