Benchmark School

2107 North Providence Road
Media, PA 19063
Tel: (610)565-3741
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  • Benchmark School's mission is to help bright students who have yet to reach their potential become confident and strategic thinkers, learners, and problem-solvers who meet with success in school and in life.
  • Benchmark believes each student is a unique individual whose potential has not been realized.
  • We believe that every child is entitled to a learning environment where there is respect for uniqueness and instruction is designed to build on students' strengths, help address their weaknesses, and develop their potential.
  • Thus, the development of self-efficacy, confidence, social skills and motivation for learning are emphasized along with a focus on academic skills.
  • The result of all these considerations is that instruction at Benchmark is provided in an environment that is structured and supportive while being intellectually stimulating.
  • Benchmark School in Media, PA is not connected in any way to other schools that may use the name "Benchmark School.".

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supporteddyslexia, executive functioning, language based, learning differences,ADHD, ADD, dysgraphia, dyscalculia
Year Founded1970
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students181 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeBenchmark School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(khaki pants or skirt & collared shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes$35200 grades 1- 5 $36500 grades 6-8
% on Financial Aid
41%
Admissions DirectorLinda Lattif
Admissions AssociateAmy Eads
Endowment Size$9 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Field Hockey, Golf, Indoor Soccer, SoccerBasketballField Hockey,
GolfIndoor Soccer,
Soccer

School Notes

  •  Benchmark believes each student is a unique individual whose potential has not been realized. We believe that every child is entitled to a learning environment where there is respect for uniqueness and instruction is designed to build on students' strengths, help address their weaknesses, and develop their potential. Thus, the development of self-efficacy, confidence, social skills and motivation for learning are emphasized along with a focus on academic skills. The result of all these considerations is that instruction at Benchmark is provided in an environment that is structured and supportive while being intellectually stimulating. Our graduates are prepared to find success in high school, college and beyond, with virtually all of our graduates going on to higher education, attending many of our nation's top colleges and universities.

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