Wyncote Academy

7613 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027-0190
Tel: (215)885-2000
Grades: 6-12 | 81 students
Wyncote Academy is a non-profit, non-sectarian private high school located on a five-acre suburban campus in Eastern Montgomery County, PA. We seek to provide an educational and developmental environment which fosters discovery, achievement, responsibility and self-esteem in all students.
We are a place where students are encouraged to grow at a pace in keeping with their cognitive development, academic history and personal learning style.
Our purpose is not to make students learn, but to inspire them to learn according to their unique abilities.
Wyncote Academy students are part of an experiential community, dedicated to mutual academic and social growth.
It is this unique approach to learning that has earned us the distinction of being one of the best private schools in Philadelphia.
Learning in our school community comes about through the close relationship between students and staff.
Teachers are friends and helpers, as well as givers of facts.
Sometimes, students may need an extra boost to do their best.
We provide that encouragement and support through realistic homework expectations, after-school study time, multiple methods of evaluation, weekly reports and parent conferences.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Delaware Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Disabilities, Anxiety Disorders, High Functioning Asperger Disorder
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students 81 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Wyncote Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 8 students
Average SAT score 1800
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $26,500
Tuition Notes Financial aid and merit based scholarships are available.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $10,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Diane Vernon


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, SoccerBaseballBasketball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Anime Club, Chess, Outdoor Education Program, Visual Arts Program - Ceramics, Mosaics, and Tilemaking Anime Club, Chess,
Outdoor Education Program,
Visual Arts Program - Ceramics, Mosaics, and Tilemaking,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Hope Church School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Perelman Jewish Day School-Forman Center (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Adath Jeshurn Preschool & Kindergarten (0.2 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Melrose Park
    Grades: K-5 | 135 students
    0.1 miles
    7601 Old York Rd
    Melrose Park, PA 19027
  • Melrose Park
    Grades: 6-8 | 97 students
    0.1 miles
    7613 Old York Rd
    Melrose Park, PA 19027
  • Elkins Park
    Adath Jeshurn Preschool & Kindergarten
    Daycare / Preschool (Jewish)
    Grades: NS-PK | 108 students
    0.2 miles
    7763 Old York Road
    Elkins Park, PA 19027
  • Elkins Park
    Beth Sholom Goldman Preschool
    Montessori School (Jewish)
    Grades: PK-K | 61 students
    1 miles
    8231 Old York Rd
    Elkins Park, PA 19027
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-12 | 189 students
    1 miles
    6707 Old York Rd
    Philadelphia, PA 19126

School Reviews

This is one of the most amazing schools I have ever gone to. It has completely changed me. I have always loved school but I hated the bullying that constantly happened. This school will really help you become a better person. I am currently a senior and have been too 4 schools my entire high school year and this is the best one by far. I have nothing but good things to say about this school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 12/19/14

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The average private school tuition in Montgomery County, PA is $12,266 for elementary schools and $23,561 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Montgomery County, PA is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).
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