Springside School

500 West Willow Grove Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA, 19118-0191
Tel: (215)247-7200
Grades: PK - 12 | 1129 students
At Springside Chestnut Hill Academy we educate students to be innovative leaders, breakthrough thinkers, and imaginative problem solvers.
We challenge students to learn in powerful new ways, engage in active inquiry, hone skills of creative and analytic thinking, and celebrate the joy of discovery.
Through a rigorous college-preparatory program grounded in project- and passion- based learning, we prepare our students for their future as active learners and responsible global citizens.
Blending the best of single-sex education and co-education, we empower and prepare our young men and women to meet challenges with courage, integrity, and respect.

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)
National Coalition of Girls
National Coalition of Boys' Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1861

Student Body

Total Students 1129 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 27%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade Springside School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 170 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 76%
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 670
Average ACT score 25
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(uniform in grade 5 - 11 for girls; boys coat and tie)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 10 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $29,000
Tuition Notes Tuition is inclusive of all extra costs including technology fees, books, supplies, testing fees, athletic uniforms and yearbook. Tuition ranges from 19000 in Pre-K to 29000 in Upper School for 2012-2013.
% on Financial Aid 32%
Average Financial Aid Grant $14,000
Acceptance Rate 53%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Michael Reardon
Admissions Associate Charla Okewole


Total Sports Offered 21 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Rock ClimbingSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
WeightliftingWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 39 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Animal Rights Club, Arts Board, Assembly Board, Athletic Association, Chinese Club, Community Service Board, Cultural Awareness for Everyone, Debate Club, Eco Club, Fashion Club, Film Club, French Club, Garden Club, GayStraight Alliance, Girls for Change, Hip Hop, Investment Club, Japanese Club, Latin Club, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Mock Trial, Model U.N., Music Club, Newspaper, Performing Arts Board, Prom Committee, Robotics, Science Outreach, Spanish Club, Student Activities, Student Government, Student Guides, Student Tech Leaders, Students Against Destructive Decisions SADD, Team Senegal, Website Managers for Athletics, Yearbook, Yoga Club Arts Board, Assembly Board, Chinese Club, Debate Club, Eco Club, Fashion Club, Film Club, French Club, Garden Club, Hip Hop, Japanese Club, Latin Club, Math Club, Mock Trial, Model U.N., Music Club, Newspaper, Prom Committee, Robotics, Spanish Club, Student Guides, Team Senegal, Yearbook, Yoga Club, Animal Rights Club,
Athletic Association,
Community Service Board,
Cultural Awareness for Everyone,
GayStraight Alliance,
Girls for Change,
Investment Club,
Literary Magazine,
Performing Arts Board,
Science Outreach,
Student Activities,
Student Government,
Student Tech Leaders,
Students Against Destructive Decisions SADD,
Website Managers for Athletics,

School Notes:

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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