Solebury School

6832 Phillips Mill Road
New Hope, PA 18938-0189
Tel: (215)862-5261
Grades: 7-12 | 230 students
Solebury School’s mission is to create an environment of educational excellence that prepares students for success in college and beyond.
In the Solebury community, we strongly value intellectual challenge and academic achievement, creative and independent thinking, mutual respect between students and teachers, deep respect for each individual, and diversity.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1925

Student Body

Total Students 230 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Solebury School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language, AP French Literature, AP Government and Politics, AP Human Geography, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US History (American Studies),
Average SAT score 1739
Average ACT score 23
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 15 / Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $48,700
Tuition Notes Day Students (9-12)- $32,900 Day Students (7-8)- $29,350 Boarding Students - $48,700 Additional tuition for ESL, Learning Skills, and Math Support programs.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $17,500
Admissions Director Scott Eckstein
Admissions Associate Janice Poinsett


Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyGolf,
LacrosseRock Climbing,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeWeightlifting,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Black Friday (Black Affinity Group), Diversity Club, French National Honor Society, SEAC (Solebury Environmental Action Corp), SPECTRUM ( formally Solebury's Gay and Straight Alliance), School Newspaper, Spanish National Honor Society, Yearbook Diversity Club, Yearbook, Black Friday (Black Affinity Group),
French National Honor Society,
SEAC (Solebury Environmental Action Corp),
SPECTRUM ( formally Solebury's Gay and Straight Alliance),
School Newspaper,
Spanish National Honor Society,

School Notes:

General Culture

  • Warm
  • Welcoming
  • Everyone can find a place

Boarding Life

  • Location 
  1. Beautiful Bucks County, PA
  2. Under an hour from Philadelphia
  3. 1.5 hours from NYC
  4. 1 hour to Jersey shore
  5. 1.5 hours to skiing

Athletics and Activities

  • Boys Teams: Cross-country, soccer, basketball, wrestling, baseball, golf, tennis, track and field.
  • Girls Teams: Cross-country, soccer, field hockey, basketball, softball, golf, tennis, track and field, lacrosse.

Other Choices

  • Weight training
  • rock climbing
  • outdoor club
  • utlimate frisbee
  • walking club
  • horseback riding
  • dance


  • Of approximately 50 graduates, 3 to 4 go to top art colleges every year
  • Professional artists as teachers
  • SCHEDULE - Time reserved for music and art

Support Programs

  • Learning Skills - Language based LD's. One-on-one English class.
  • Math Support - Math LD's or Anxiety. Covers Algebra I and Algebra II


  • Solebury School is the only Boarding School in the country with this program
  • Teaches social entrepreneurship and skills necessary to do significant service work.

Promoting Balance

  • Working hard vs. smiling
  • Academics vs. everything else
  • Broad curriculum vs pursuing passions.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Our Hope Christian Academy (7.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Apple Tree Montessori School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Clubhouse For Kids Only (0.6 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • New Hope
    Clubhouse For Kids Only
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 21 students
    0.6 miles
    2712 N Sugan Road
    New Hope, PA 18938
  • Solebury
    Grades: PK-K | 19 students
    1.1 miles
    Po Box 78
    Solebury, PA 18963
  • Solebury
    Trinity Day School
    Daycare / Preschool (Episcopal)
    Grades: K-1 | 46 students
    1.1 miles
    Po Box 377
    Solebury, PA 18963
  • New Hope
    Grades: K-9 | 149 students
    1.7 miles
    1 Riverstone Cir
    New Hope, PA 18938
  • Lambertville
    Jesus School
    Daycare / Preschool (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-KG | 51 students
    2.5 miles
    13 N Main St
    Lambertville, NJ 08530

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