George Zeleznik, Head of School
Map8836 Crefeld St.
Phila., PA 19118
- Independent School
Serving students in grades 7 through 12, The Crefeld School's mission is to graduate self-aware, empathetic, lifelong learners, who possess an appreciation for diverse perspectives, their role in society, and their ability to act as agents of change. Located in Chestnut Hill, Crefeld provides an intentionally different college preparatory programs to help students become their best selves.Points of Pride: Glassblowing studio; strong service learning program, performing arts, advisory program, rock-climbing wall, progressive education. Our seniors graduate by exhibition by completing 16 projects, papers , and tests during their senior and junior years.
High School Specifics
90% attending four-year college. Student college acceptances for the past five years have included Sarah Lawrence University, Clark University, Temple University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Penn State, Ursinus College, and University of Pennsylvania.
While most students take the PSAT, Pre-ACT, and either SAT or ACT, we philosophically do not believe that college entrance tests, or standardized tests in general, provide accurate measurement of knowledge or academic capacity, and therefore all testing is optional, we do not collect averages, and many students apply to the growing number of test-optional colleges and universities.
Open House Dates
9/27/19 10/24/19 12/13/19 2/21/20 4/18/20
Grades of School:
Students per teacher:
$31,345 (Grades 7-8), $34,380 (Grades 9-10), $35,950 (Grades 11-12)
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Technology programs, what grade offered?:
BYOD (bring your own device) program for Upper School; Middle School students are each provided with chrome book for their duration in Middle School.
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World languages taught and year in which instruction begins:
Specific Extracurricular programs:
Basketball, Diversity/Social Justice Club,GSA,CrEF Lab (STEAM),Student Ambassador Team
School climate (what are you known for?):
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