The Crefeld School

8836 Crefeld Street
Philadelphia, PA 19118-0191
Tel: (215)242-5545
Grades: 7-12 | 99 students
The Crefeld School is an independent, coeducational day school, serving grades seven through twelve.
As a progressive school, we prepare all of our graduates for continuing education, citizenship in a democracy, and productive lives.
We embrace a diverse community in which all members are safe, respected, and valued; and we believe that in actively promoting this type of learning environment, we are fostering intellectual, social, and emotional growth for all.
We celebrate the varied appearances, abilities, perspectives, and values that characterize our community.
Crefeld is accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. 

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Gifted; Mild Learning Differences; ADHD
Year Founded 1970

Student Body

Total Students 99 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade The Crefeld School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 11 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $26,375
Tuition Notes Financial Aid is Available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $10,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Stacey Cunitz


Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Philadelphia Montgomery Christian Academy (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Norwood-Fontbonne Academy (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Norwood-Fontbonne Academy (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-8 | 396 students
    0.2 miles
    8891 Germantown Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19118
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-8 | 222 students
    0.3 miles
    17 E Chestnut Hill Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19118
  • Glenside
    Evan Thomas Institute
    Alternative School
    Grades: 1-8 | 11 students
    0.8 miles
    8801 Stenton Avenue
    Glenside, PA 19038
  • Glenside
    Grades: K-12 | 280 students
    0.8 miles
    35 Hillcrest Avenue
    Glenside, PA 19038
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-12 | 1101 students
    1 miles
    500 W Willow Grove Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19118

School Reviews

I am thankful that Crefeld is part of my life. This has been a place that has given me many, many amazing friends. My academics are much better here, compared to my old school, and Crefeld has a strong art program including a glass studio. I found a love for glass blowing here that I believe will last me for the rest of my life. The school administration isn''t very good but many of the individual teachers are amazing. If you have a kid who is a little bit different you should send them to Crefeld. They will meet people who are just like them, people who understand them and people who care about them. Crefeld is a community of really special people and it has become a family to me in my years here.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 01/08/13
I was a transfer student at Crefeld after having a miserable time at GFS. Crefeld provided some control over your education. You had to take required courses but like a college there was your input in which english or science class you wanted .This made me learn more,took more chances in exploring ideas I may not have done before. I loved school again.I went 1980-82 and I can say Mark Goodman was a teacher who was one of the best teachers i ever had. He even created an accelerated class for me and another student ,we had opposite views on the subject and we learned how to listen to both sides.I remember Crefeld encouraging creativity,curiosity and a love for learning.The teachers were involved in helping with teen problems,They were part of the village that raises children.I was allowed to teach theatre class as i had been acting for years. The final result was a play in my families theatre. The teachers were amazing.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 10/27/12
Crefeld is a wonderful school. My son looks forward to going every day. Great attention is paid to his academic and personal development. This school is a dream come true.
- Posted by Parent, 04/09/12

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