A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
1785 Bishop White Drive
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Telephone
(484) 424-1400
Organization Memberships
NAIS

Applying

Application Deadline
December 15
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$33,100
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
Average Financial Aid
From The Episcopal Academy

The Episcopal Academy is a PreK-12, coeducational, independent day school located in Newtown Square, PA. Founded in 1785, Episcopal's mission is to challenge and nurture Mind, Body, and Spirit and inspire boys and girls to lead lives of purpose, faith, and integrity.

Episcopal's picturesque campus houses state-of-the-art facilities that support teachers and coaches in delivering extraordinary academic, athletic, and arts programs. Episcopal offers a curriculum that successfully combines classical and cutting-edge methods in a supportive environment where students can achieve rewarding outcomes.

The Episcopal 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
Average SAT
1340
78 responses
Average ACT
31
45 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Haverford/EA Day
    32%
  • Aurora/Vesper Day
    22%
  • Spirit Week
    22%
  • Senior Day
    8%
  • Signing Day
    8%
  • not interested
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,262
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
16:1
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
Poll
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses

The Episcopal Academy Reviews

72 reviews
All Categories
As a lifer I obviously love the school! However it wasn't until the last few years at EA that the school's major flaws really came to my attention, the worst of which I think is diversity. While there could definitely be more diversity in race, religion, and sexual orientation, the area that needs most help is social diversity. There is such a social norm among the largest friend groups and seemingly "popular" students. Very preppy, into partying, usually athletic, all liking the same clothes and music. The "bro" culture agitates me the most as that is the social norm of these awkward white boys trying to be gangster, but also ready to go to country club at the same time. And for the girls it's trying very hard to look a bit trashy and classy at the same time. I know improving this diversity issue is difficult due to the geographic location of the school; it's right below the Main Line and far enough from the city. But I know kids from Conestoga, which is even more centered in the Main Line, so I know that there actually interesting kids somewhere in this suburb with such a strong heritage. Besides this diversity issue though, EA is pretty top notch all around and it's kind of nice to say you go to that school with the nice $121 million campus.
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I have been offered opportunities that would not have been available to me anywhere else. The academics at EA have been challenging and thought provoking over the years. Teachers since early on have been accommodating to students of all different capacities. EA provides the tools to grow as a student. The various courses I've been offered in my experience have enriched my passion to learn. As early as 6th grade I was able to chose a modern language. I selected French and now I have an additional course, Latin, to my schedule. Student Council is not the only leadership group at EA community. Other groups are community service board, domino board (theatre leadership), Diversity board, and Vestry (Chapel Council). My favorite part of Episcopal is the community. I consider my class, 2020, my family. I cannot picture myself with a more brilliant group of people. When I started typing this, it formed into 3,000 words about why I love EA. Niche made me summarize into 1000 characters.
I loved the community! I had teachers that cared about your success, and made lasting connections with students and faculty. It always felt like home.