Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

  • SCH Academy is an independent, college-preparatory day school for boys and girls.
  • Enrollment is approximately 1,105 students in grades Pre-K through 12 with students coming from 98 zip codes in and around Philadelphia.
  • The school`s unique model is distinguished by single-sex education for the lower grades (Pre-K through 8) followed by a coed Upper School. A full range of extracurricular and co-curricular offerings are available.
  • SCH is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Pennsylvania Association of Private Academic Schools.
  • SCH also holds membership in NAIS, NASSP, CEEB, NACAC, PACAC, and the Cum Laude Society.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1861

Student Body

Total Students1101 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeSpringside Chestnut Hill Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers137 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses11 courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(school uniform varies depending on grade level)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies depending on grade level. Read about our tuition: https://www.sch.org/admissions/affording-sch
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions DirectorDavid Rauch, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Admissions AssociateKaty Friedland

Sports

Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Black Student Union, Cappies, Community Council, Events Council, Gay Straight Alliance, Honor Council, Math Peer Tutor, Mock Trial, Model UN, Pop-Up Poetry, Robotics, Service Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Players

School Notes

  • Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is an independent school offering a rigorous college preparatory program that goes beyond the expected to deliver an unparalleled academic experience.  The school`s unique model is distinguished by single-sex education for the lower grades (Pre-K through 8) followed by a coed Upper School.  In 2012, SCH Academy established the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) to complement its core curriculum and givestudents the skills and mindset to distinguish themselves as leaders, breakthrough thinkers, and imaginative problem solvers. The school is situated on a 62-acre campus in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia and serves 1,100 boys and girls from more than 90 zip codes and internationally.  SCH Academy is the product of the 2010 merger between Springside School and Chestnut Hill Academy and combines nearly 300 years of academic excellence. A full range of extracurricular and co-curricular offerings are available. SCH is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Pennsylvania Association of Private Academic Schools. SCH also holds membership in NAIS, NASSP, CEEB, NACAC, PACAC, and the Cum Laude Society.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-12 | 947 students
    3 miles
    3000 W School House Lane
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    (215)844-3460
    3 PK-12
    947
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: K-12 | 906 students
    2.9 miles
    31 West Coulter Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    (215)951-2345
    2.9 K-12
    906
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-8 | 321 students
    2.8 miles
    5511 Greene St
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    (215)438-7000
    2.8 PK-8
    321
  • Glenside
    Grades: K-12 | 257 students
    1.8 miles
    35 Hillcrest Avenue
    Glenside, PA 19038
    (215)233-0782
    1.8 K-12
    257
  • Jenkintown
    Grades: PK-12 | 549 students
    4.9 miles
    575 Washington Ln
    Jenkintown, PA 19046
    (215)886-4350
    4.9 PK-12
    549

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
The growth that SCH has experienced since the merger is incredible. The faculty and student body truly live the stated mission. Students are encouraged to pursue their passions; whether they include athletics or visual or performing arts. Faculty is dedicated and caring. Our son is thriving here, and we are so happy that we chose to be part of the SCH community!
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SCH is a fantastic place for a student to learn, play, explore, grow, find friends, and gain mentorship. The school has a unique model of single sex education for boys and girls, pre-k through 8th grade, and coed education, 9th through 12th grade. With the rigorous college prep program, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership from 4th through 12th grades, outstanding robotics & engineering program, arts curriculum, and athletics - all on the edge of the Wissahickon woods - on a 62-acre campus, SCH offers a wonderful academic & extracurricular experience.
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