The Crefeld School

  • The Crefeld School is an independent, coeducational day school, serving grades seven through twelve.
  • As a progressive school, we prepare all of our graduates for continuing education, citizenship in a democracy, and productive lives.
  • We embrace a diverse community in which all members are safe, respected, and valued; and we believe that in actively promoting this type of learning environment, we are fostering intellectual, social, and emotional growth for all.
  • We celebrate the varied appearances, abilities, perspectives, and values that characterize our community.
  • Crefeld is accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
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 7-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedGifted; Mild Learning Differences; ADHD
Year Founded1970

Student Body

Total Students94 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeThe Crefeld School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size11 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$28,965
Tuition NotesFinancial Aid is Available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$14,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorStacey Cunitz


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Perspectives (Diversity) Committee, Queer Straight Alliance

Arts and Music Programs:
Bookbinding, Drawing & Painting, Glassblowing Studio, Mixed Media Sculpting, Modern Dance, Music Performance, Printmaking, Sewing, Theate
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Philadelphia
    The Mill Creek School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 9-12 | 48 students
    8 miles
    111 N 49th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19139
    8 9-12
  • Fort Washington
    Grades: PK-12 | 1183 students
    4.5 miles
    340 Morris Rd
    Fort Washington, PA 19034
    4.5 PK-12
  • Haverford
    Grades: PK-12 | 977 students
    6.4 miles
    450 Lancaster Ave.
    Haverford, PA 19041
    6.4 PK-12
  • Newtown
    George School
    Grades: 9-12
    18.2 miles
    1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
    Newtown, PA 18940
    18.2 9-12
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: K-8 | 108 students
    8.5 miles
    5001 Spruce St 21
    Philadelphia, PA 19139
    8.5 K-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
this was an outstanding choice for my daughter , and for our entire family! Crefeld faculty are caring, supportive, original - they cared for her and gave her room to be herself. Students there have the chance to work in a glass studio, to travel for a week each year, even to travel internationally. We saw our daughter grow into many new opportunities because she felt so safe there. NO bullying or harassment is tolerated at all. The entire community feels connected to each other and they all celebrate each other's achievements. And at the end of the day, the academic outcomes are terrific - great college acceptance rate, great scholarship offers... You can get to those same results without the stress of AP exams, constant pressure and anxiety! If you are concerned with the direction public education has been forced to take, tour Crefeld and know there is an alternative !
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I am thankful that Crefeld is part of my life. This has been a place that has given me many, many amazing friends. My academics are much better here, compared to my old school, and Crefeld has a strong art program including a glass studio. I found a love for glass blowing here that I believe will last me for the rest of my life. The school administration isn't very good but many of the individual teachers are amazing. If you have a kid who is a little bit different you should send them to Crefeld. They will meet people who are just like them, people who understand them and people who care about them. Crefeld is a community of really special people and it has become a family to me in my years here.
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I was a transfer student at Crefeld after having a miserable time at GFS. Crefeld provided some control over your education. You had to take required courses but like a college there was your input in which english or science class you wanted .This made me learn more,took more chances in exploring ideas I may not have done before. I loved school again.I went 1980-82 and I can say Mark Goodman was a teacher who was one of the best teachers i ever had. He even created an accelerated class for me and another student ,we had opposite views on the subject and we learned how to listen to both sides.I remember Crefeld encouraging creativity,curiosity and a love for learning.The teachers were involved in helping with teen problems,They were part of the village that raises children.I was allowed to teach theatre class as i had been acting for years. The final result was a play in my families theatre. The teachers were amazing.
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Crefeld is a wonderful school. My son looks forward to going every day. Great attention is paid to his academic and personal development. This school is a dream come true.
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The average private school tuition in Philadelphia, PA is $7,408 for elementary schools and $12,115 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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