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 OfferedGrades 7-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1925

Student Body

Total Students235 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeSolebury School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses12 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),
Average SAT score1250
Average ACT score23
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 15 / Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition NotesDay Students (9-12)- $38,830 Day Students (7-8)- $29,900 Boarding Students - $55,570 Additional tuition for ESL, Learning Skills, and Math Support programs.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$17,500
Admissions DirectorScott Eckstein
Admissions AssociateMeg Perry


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, 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.19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
American Red Cross Club, Astronomy Club, Black Friday (Black Affinity Group), Book Club, Chinese Language Societies, Debate Club, Diversity Club, French, Hispanic Student Association, Intercultural Student Association, Model United Nations Group, Politichat, Prom Committee, School Newspaper, SEAC (Solebury Environmental Action Corp), Spanish, Spartanbuilders (Engineering Club), SPECTRUM ( formally Solebury's Gay and Straight Alliance), Yearbook

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 $9,218 for elementary schools and $27,494 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).