Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

500 W Willow Grove Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA, 19118-0191
     Tel: (215)247-4700
Grades: PK - 12 | 1101 students
SCH Academy is an independent, college-preparatory day school for boys and girls.
Enrollment is approximately 1,100 students in grades Pre-K through 12 with students coming from diverse social and economic backgrounds.
The school’s unique model is distinguished by single-sex education for the lower grades (Pre-K through 8) followed by a coed Upper School. A full range of extracurricular and co-curricular offerings are available.
SCH is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Pennsylvania Association of Private Academic Schools.
SCH also holds membership in NAIS, NASSP, CEEB, NACAC, PACAC, and the Cum Laude Society.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1861

Student Body

Total Students 1101 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 31%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 137 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 11 courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid 30%
Admissions Director Kathleen Tkac, Director of Enrollment Management and International Student Coordinator
Admissions Associate Michael Reardon, US Admissions

School Notes:

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is an independent school offering a rigorous college preparatory program that goes beyond the expected to deliver an unparalleled academic experience.  The school’s unique model is distinguished by single-sex education for the lower grades (Pre-K through 8) followed by a coed Upper School.  In 2012, SCH Academy established the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) to complement its core curriculum and givestudents the skills and mindset to distinguish themselves as leaders, breakthrough thinkers, and imaginative problem solvers. The school is situated on a 62-acre campus in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia and serves 1,100 boys and girls from more than 90 zip codes and internationally.  SCH Academy is the product of the 2010 merger between Springside School and Chestnut Hill Academy and combines nearly 300 years of academic excellence. A full range of extracurricular and co-curricular offerings are available. SCH is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Pennsylvania Association of Private Academic Schools. SCH also holds membership in NAIS, NASSP, CEEB, NACAC, PACAC, and the Cum Laude Society.

Profile last updated: 09/20/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Crefeld School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lotus Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Waldorf School of Philadelphia (0.7 miles away)
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