The Crefeld School

5.00 (4 reviews)
8836 Crefeld Street
Philadelphia, PA 19118-0191
Tel: (215)242-5545
Grades: 7-12 | 100 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)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
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 100 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 $28,965
Tuition Notes Financial Aid is Available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $14,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Stacey Cunitz


Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Bookbinding, Drawing & Painting, Glassblowing Studio, Mixed Media Sculpting, Modern Dance, Music Performance, Perspectives (Diversity) Committee, Printmaking, Queer Straight Alliance, Sewing, Theater Bookbinding, Modern Dance, Printmaking, Sewing, Theater, Drawing & Painting,
Glassblowing Studio,
Mixed Media Sculpting,
Music Performance,
Perspectives (Diversity) Committee,
Queer Straight Alliance,
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School Reviews

   5.00 out of 5 (4 reviews)
5.0 Stars   06/03/16
this was an outstanding choice for my daughter , and for our entire family! Crefeld faculty are caring, supportive, original - they cared for her and gave her room to be herself. Students there have the chance to work in a glass studio, to travel for a week each year, even to travel internationally. We saw our daughter grow into many new opportunities because she felt so safe there. NO bullying or harassment is tolerated at all. The entire community feels connected to each other and they all celebrate each other's achievements. And at the end of the day, the academic outcomes are terrific - great college acceptance rate, great scholarship offers... You can get to those same results without the stress of AP exams, constant pressure and anxiety! If you are concerned with the direction public education has been forced to take, tour Crefeld and know there is an alternative !
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5.0 Stars   05/17/16
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.
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5.0 Stars   10/27/12
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.
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5.0 Stars   04/09/12
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.
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