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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B
Address
500 W Willow Grove Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Telephone
(215) 247-4700

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$38,150
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 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.

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
1240
125 responses
Average ACT
29
71 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
52%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
45%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 95 responses
Report
  • Blue & Gold Day
    20%
  • May Day
    15%
  • Holiday assembly
    12%
  • Players
    9%
  • Spirit week
    9%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Blue & Blue Day
    7%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,040
    68%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
    53%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    57%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
    Poll
    57%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
    Poll
    54%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    High
    48%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
    37%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
    44%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
    Living in the Area
    A-
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      B+
    3. Housing
      C
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $99,800
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,550
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $486,206
    National
    $184,700

    Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Reviews

    112 reviews
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    Since my year here at SCH, it has not only exceeded my expectations of a wonderful work environment, but it has proved to be a fantastic environment for our kids (pre-k through 12th grade). I find the single sex model, pre-k through 8th grade (our elementary and middle divisions), to be a time for girls and boys to explore and learn in their own individual ways before entering the coed environment in 9th through 12th grades (in our upper school) where they really blossom. From an early age, our students are given the opportunity to learn passionately, speak intelligently and follow what inspires them. There are an endless amount of academic, enrichment and extracurricular activities happening in all corners of campus (from the classroom to the woods to the sports fields). There is never a lack of exploration and curiosity happening at all times!
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    The growth that SCH has experienced since the merger is incredible. The faculty and student body truly live the stated mission. Students are encouraged to pursue their passions; whether they include athletics or visual or performing arts. Faculty is dedicated and caring. Our son is thriving here, and we are so happy that we chose to be part of the SCH community!
    The faculty, academics, diversity of students, and opportunity for activities are the shining stars that have made our experience the best decision we have ever made. We moved our daughter to the school in 4th grade so she benefited from the single sex lower school and middle school divisions. She is now in 11th grade and has amazing relationships with teachers who are so dedicated to the students, and has been able to participate in varied activities and has enjoyed them all - the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (she and her group designed a drone to deliver organs for transplants), robotics, Outward Bound, global travel to Cuba & Ireland, orchestra, and athletics. We only wish she hadn't missed K-3!