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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Sports
    B
500 W Willow Grove Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$39,870
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid
$19,000
From Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

At Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, we offer a unique educational model that empowers its younger students with a single-sex education in Pre-K through 8th and a coed experience in Preschool and Upper School. Students learn in a community that inspires unbounded curiosity, independent thought, and a passion to effect positive change.

Our unparalleled, 62-acre campus combines the best of city and suburbs. We are distinguished by our signature programs in entrepreneurial leadership, global travel, robotics and engineering, college preparation, new media, outdoor education, and principles of sustainability.

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Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1250
155 responses
Average ACT
29
87 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
53%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
42%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 90 responses
  • Blue & Gold Day
    23%
  • May Day
    14%
  • Holiday assembly
    11%
  • Spirit week
    10%
  • Players
    9%
  • Blue & Blue Day
    7%
  • Graduation
    7%

    Students

    Diversity
    B+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,060
    68%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
    51%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
    51%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $15,450
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    1
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
      Yes
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    58%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
    Poll
    58%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
    Poll
    55%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    High
    47%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
    37%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
    43%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      B+
    3. Housing
      C
    Median Household Income
    $102,761
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,645
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $514,142
    National
    $184,700

    Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Reviews

    122 reviews
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    My time at SCH was nothing less than extraordinary. Initially I was attracted to its robotics and STEM offerings. What I didn't realize is the faculty and administration's commitment to making me do my best work and think critically about everything in the world, not just in academics, but in life. Once in college, not only was I prepared, but, I found that I had never worked harder than I had in some of my high school classes.

    My experience is that compared to other top tier private schools in Pennsylvania, SCH is the most diverse, not just by skin color but in that of thought and socioeconomic background. Still, more can be done to promote diversity and community, but I think the school is on the right track.

    The facilities, community and offerings are top notch. Love this school!!
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    We have been part of the amazing SCH community since 2015. The school is led by a passionate and talented group of administrators and teachers. Aside from being a center of learning and academic achievement, SCH is also a leader in sports, entrepreneurship and robotics.

    Its no secret that it is the parent community that makes or breaks a school. At SCH we have met some of the most diverse, kind, and enthusiastic families. All families seem to share in the core values of inclusion and integrity while upkeeping the very high standards of academic achievement that the school is known for.
    As a person of color, I'm so disappointed with my experience. The amount of subtle racism I experienced from students and teachers was absurd. I attended Springside from K-12th and as a lifer, I was still treated terribly. I played on many sports teams, and over the years I experienced three concussions. Time and time again, my teachers lost hope in my ability to catch up. Some of them even told me I couldn't make it to 9th grade. I pushed myself and rose above their extremely low expectations for me. I loved this school when I was young, but that all went awry in middle/high school. The merger between Springside and Chestnut Hill Academy ruined everything. I hope for all the students after me, that someone can turn it back around -- especially the Black children.