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Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
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  • Private
  • PHILADELPHIA, PA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A minus
  6. Sports
    grade B

About

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
$44,150
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

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH) is a private preschool to high school that offers a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum to over 1,050 students from more than 100 regional zip codes. SCH offers a unique educational model of single-sex classrooms in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade that empowers its students to thrive independently and collectively. SCH is distinguished by signature programs in entrepreneurial leadership, robotics and engineering, the fine arts and digital media, outdoor education, and an early childhood program rooted in the Reggio Emilia philosophy.

SCH is the product of a merger of two historic single-sex schools, Springside School (est. 1879) and Chestnut Hill Academy (est. 1861). Situated on a 62-acre campus in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, the school prides itself on preparing students to lead lives characterized by thoughtfulness, integrity, and a passion to effect positive change.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1260
177 responses
Average ACT
29
106 responses

Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) is committed to developing an entrepreneurial mindset and skillset in every student at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. The CEL program enhances pre-kindergarten through grade 12 education with learning opportunities and classes that empower students to shape their futures and the world.

Culture & Safety

Poll
49%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 41 responses
Poll
39%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 103 responses
  • Blue & Gold Day
    23%
  • May Day
    15%
  • Holiday assembly
    11%
  • Players
    10%
  • Graduation
    9%
  • Spirit week
    9%
  • Blue & Blue Day
    7%

Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,100
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 42 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 42 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 42 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$19,661
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 year
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
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 43 responses
Poll
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 43 responses
Poll
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 43 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
49%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 35 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 35 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 35 responses

Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade C
Median Household Income
$105,597
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,622
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$535,602
National
$229,800

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