Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is an inclusive community on a mission to inspire unbounded curiosity and independent thought in every one of our students. In a unique educational environment that extends well beyond campus, we nurture students' knowledge of themselves and the world, expanding their full academic and personal potential while preparing them to lead lives characterized by thoughtfulness, integrity, and a quest to effect positive change.
Points Of Pride
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH) is an independent school that offers a rigorous curriculum to over 1,020 students from over 100 regional zip codes and international origins. SCH's unique educational model of single-sex programs in Pre-K through 8th grade followed by a coed 9th-12th grade experience empowers its students to thrive independently and collectively. SCH is distinguished by signature programs in entrepreneurial leadership, global travel, robotics and engineering, college preparation, new media, outdoor education, and the principles of sustainability. Founded in 1861 and situated on a 62-acre campus in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, the school has a long history of educational excellence, preparing students to lead lives characterized by thoughtfulness, integrity, and a passion to effect positive change.
Admissions PolicyStudents and families are encouraged to visit the school before applying. To apply, students must submit all application forms, along with a recommendation. Visit our website (www.sch.org) or contact the school for more specific information based on age of applicant.
Accreditations and Honors1) Accredited by Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) in 2014.
2) Member of National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and The Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS). 3) In 2012, SCH Academy was the only private school in Pennsylvania to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Green Ribbon School for its efforts to save energy, reduce costs, feature environmentally sustainable learning spaces, protect health, foster wellness, and offer environmental education to boost academic achievement and community engagement.
4) Our innovative faculty have recently been nationally honored as Microsoft Partners in Learning finalists and as the winner of the national SMALLab Learning Flow Design Contest.
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