Solebury School

  • Nestled on a rolling 140-acre campus in the Pennsylvania countryside, Solebury students and faculty pursue learning as an exciting, shared endeavor.
  • This unique approach to education is not happenstance, but a cornerstone of Solebury`s educational philosophy.
  • At Solebury, the individual is prized.  To achieve and sustain a vibrant atmosphere in which students are known as individuals, Solebury remains intentionally small.
  • Our size fosters quality communication among students, teachers, and parents. Solebury students are encouraged to express themselves and to strive for personal excellence, intellectually, artistically, and athletically.
  • The result is a magical learning environment, characterized by creativity and diversity, and an ethos of cooperative learning between students and teachers.

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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)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1925

Student Body

Total Students235 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
34%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Solebury School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size11 students
Number of AP Courses11 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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)
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$43,645
Tuition NotesDay Students - $43,645 Boarding Students - $63,695 Additional tuition for ESL, Individualized English, and Math Support programs.
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant$17,500
Admissions DirectorScott Eckstein
Admissions AssociateMeg Perry

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Weightlifting, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyGolf,
LacrosseRock Climbing,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeWeightlifting,
Winter TrackWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
American Red Cross Club, Black Friday (Black Affinity Group), Book Club, Debate Club, Intercultural Student Association, Jewish Club, LatinX Club, Model United Nations Group, Multiracial Students Group, Prom Committee, School Newspaper, SEAC (Solebury Environmental Action Corp), Solebury Snow Sports, Spartanbuilders (Engineering Club), SPECTRUM ( formally Solebury's Gay and Straight Alliance), Yearbook

School Notes

Imagine attending school and being energized. Imagine feeling respected, understood, and appreciated by your teachers. Imagine being inspired by education. Imagine having the opportunity to discover new interests and to pursue the things you already love vigorously and fully. Imagine a place where being you is celebrated, and where people are kind to one another.

School CAN be like this. Solebury IS like this.

The world feels different and uncertain right now. We have worked thoughtfully over the past few months to develop a plan for this fall that reconciles the need for safety with key characteristics of the Solebury experience. Students can look forward to a strong academic program and a rich community experience that prioritizes their safety.

Our plans for the 2020 - 21 school year include:

  • The ability for students to be on campus every day and to have most of their classes live in the classroom.
  • The ability for students to do live, synchronous classes remotely if that is their preference.
  • Protocols governing life in and out of the classroom to prioritize the safety of the community, relying on credible resources and data. 
  • A wonderful array of after school activity programs, clubs, and social events that will nurture our boarding and day students through both in-person and online activities and opportunities to learn and grow as a community. 

Thank you for taking time to learn more about us. We hope to connect with you and have you experience Solebury for yourselves.

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