Wyncote Academy

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.
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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 42 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $33,000
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Wyncote Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, High Functioning Asperger Disorder
Year Founded
1973
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
42 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
82%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Wyncote Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
8 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
none

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial aid is available.
Summer Program Cost
$5,500
Summer Program Cost Notes
Includes lunch and field trip fees.
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$10,000
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Diane Vernon

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Ceramics, Creative Arts, Music

School Notes

  • Prospective families complete an application after speaking with Admissions Department. Families should submit IEP, Reevaluation Report, attendance and behavior reports if applicable. Familes, including the prospective student, are invited for an interview and tour. Prospective students attend two visit days, shadowing anoher student.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Wyncote Academy cost?
Wyncote Academy's tuition is approximately $33,000 for private students and $5,500 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Wyncote Academy?
The acceptance rate of Wyncote Academy is 85%, which is lower than the national average of 86%.
Does Wyncote Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Wyncote Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Wyncote Academy offer?
Wyncote Academy offers 1 interscholastic sports: Basketball.
What is Wyncote Academy's ranking?
Wyncote Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Highest percentage of students of color and Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for Wyncote Academy?
The application deadline for Wyncote Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
We are new to Wyncote Academy this year, but all I can say so far is WOW! My 10th grader, who was struggling at Cheltenham High School is THRIVING at Wyncote Academy. The teachers truly love and care about the students, the atmosphere is nurturing and human-scale, and I am very much looking forward to what the next 3 years will bring for my son!
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5  
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  
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  
Looking for a good school for my daughter because she is acting out and needs discipline
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5  
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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 42 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $33,000
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Montgomery County, PA is $19,469 for elementary schools and $27,264 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Montgomery County, PA is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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