Wyncote Academy

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
Tel: (215)885-2000
  • Wyncote Academy is a non-profit, non-sectarian private high school located on a five-acre suburban campus in Eastern Montgomery County, PA. We seek to provide an educational and developmental environment which fosters discovery, achievement, responsibility and self-esteem in all students.
  • We are a place where students are encouraged to grow at a pace in keeping with their cognitive development, academic history and personal learning style.
  • Our purpose is not to make students learn, but to inspire them to learn according to their unique abilities.
  • Wyncote Academy students are part of an experiential community, dedicated to mutual academic and social growth.
  • It is this unique approach to learning that has earned us the distinction of being one of the best private schools in Philadelphia.
  • Learning in our school community comes about through the close relationship between students and staff.
  • Teachers are friends and helpers, as well as givers of facts.
  • Sometimes, students may need an extra boost to do their best.
  • We provide that encouragement and support through realistic homework expectations, after-school study time, multiple methods of evaluation, weekly reports and parent conferences.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Delaware Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Disabilities, Anxiety Disorders, High Functioning Asperger Disorder
Year Founded1973

Student Body

Total Students88 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
45%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeWyncote Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size8 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1290
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
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Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$29,000
Tuition NotesFinancial aid and merit based scholarships are available.
% on Financial Aid
90%
Average Financial Aid Grant$10,000
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDiane Vernon

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, SoccerBaseballBasketball,
CheeringSoccer,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.and Tilemaking, Mosaics, Outdoor Education Program, Visual Arts Program - Ceramics

Club or Organization:
Anime Club, Chess
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  6/23/2017
I love Wyncote Academy. My son was having difficulty in the philadelphia public school due to the over crowded classrooms. He wear hearing aids in both ears so that was a problem. Now that he is at Wyncote with smaller classes he is doing great.
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5  5/15/2017
Wyncote Academy continues to be a blessing to our family. My son started his academic career in the public school system. We knew that he had difficulty reading. Initially, a private evaluation stated that his difficulties probably were due to being an English as Second Language student. Numerous IEPs proved to be unsuccessful. I made my son a promise that I'd find the key that would unlock the door to the way he learned. My son wss diagnosed as having severe dyslexia. I was able to keep my promise to my son by enrolling him in Wyncote Academy. Wyncote Academy has an excellent Wilson reading program. The Head of School as well as all of the teachers are dedicated to the students and are excellent representatives of their profession.
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5  2/25/2017
Looking for a good school for my daughter because she is acting out and needs discipline
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5  12/19/2014
This is one of the most amazing schools I have ever gone to. It has completely changed me. I have always loved school but I hated the bullying that constantly happened. This school will really help you become a better person. I am currently a senior and have been too 4 schools my entire high school year and this is the best one by far. I have nothing but good things to say about this school.
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The average private school tuition in Montgomery County, PA is $13,701 for elementary schools and $26,718 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Montgomery County, PA is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).