Solebury School

6832 Phillips Mill Road
New Hope, PA 18938
Tel: (215)862-5261
  • Founded in 1925, Solebury School is a coed boarding and day school serving approximately 225 students grade 7-12 in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Our 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 227 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 1250
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 $53
Tuition Notes Day Students (9-12)- $37,700 Day Students (7-8)- $29,900 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 Meg Perry


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. 17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. American Red Cross Club, Astronomy Club, Black Friday (Black Affinity Group), Book Club, Debate Club, Diversity Club, Hispanic Student Association, Intercultural Student Association, Model United Nations Group, Politichat, Prom Committee, SEAC (Solebury Environmental Action Corp), SPECTRUM ( formally Solebury's Gay and Straight Alliance), School Newspaper, Spanish, French, Chinese Language Societies, Spartanbuilders (Engineering Club), Yearbook Astronomy Club, Book Club, Debate Club, Diversity Club, Politichat, Prom Committee, Yearbook, American Red Cross Club,
Black Friday (Black Affinity Group),
Hispanic Student Association,
Intercultural Student Association,
Model United Nations Group,
SEAC (Solebury Environmental Action Corp),
SPECTRUM ( formally Solebury's Gay and Straight Alliance),
School Newspaper,
Spanish, French, Chinese Language Societies,
Spartanbuilders (Engineering Club),

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.
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The average private school tuition in Bucks County, PA is $9,529 for elementary schools and $26,934 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Bucks County, PA is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).