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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
$35,400
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
25%
Average Financial Aid
$23,000
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
100%
Average SAT
1340
85 responses
Average ACT
31
50 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Haverford/EA Day
    35%
  • Spirit Week
    23%
  • Aurora/Vesper Day
    20%
  • 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
1,268
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$83,628
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,518
National
$949
Median Home Value
$389,100
National
$184,700

The Episcopal Academy Reviews

83 reviews
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Episcopal Academy is a top notch PreK-12 independent school in Newtown Square. The high level academics have prepared my 2 graduates well for their college work as they are well rounded and are able to write and present with ease relative to students from other high schools. Having had my 3 children here since PreK, the teachers from the youngest grades through to the Upper School are highly competent and really care about the students. There are successful sports programs for boys and girls and extensive arts programs, clubs and activities. The still new ten year old facilities are state of the art and the campus is truly beautiful. There is strong parent involvement through a very active parents' association and a real sense of caring community at EA which is wonderful - it is a very special place!
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My children have had extraordinary experiences at Episcopal Academy. My daughter is graduating this year, after four years at EA. She has had remarkable mentoring and inspirational teachers in key areas. She was pushed to build on the skills she had, and to develop those that needed work. The college office was very, very strong. My wife and I felt as though we were the counselor's only family. My daughter was accepted to her first choice college and was offered substantive merit scholarships to three separate strong liberal arts programs. My son, a sophomore, has completely different interests and a completely different friend group. He has had "the best year of his life" this year. Great academics, great character development, smart investment and attention in the right areas.
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.