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Crefeld School, The

George Zeleznik, Head of School

  • Independent School

Essential Information

8836 Crefeld St.
Phila., PA 19118


The Crefeld School provides challenging, individualized, college preparatory program for students. A co-educational program, Crefeld creates an environment for bright, sensitive and creative students to thrive. Crefeld is a school of Progressive Education, and develops critically engaged citizens through a learner-friendly curriculum. Glassblowing studio; strong community service; performing arts; advisory system programs; rock-climbing wall; progressive education. Grades 7-12

Additional Information

Website: http://www.crefeld.org

Select State: PA

County: Philadelphia

Grades of School:

Gender: Coed

Enrollment: 100

Students per teacher: Secondary: 10

Tuition: $25,586 (Grades 7-8), $28,121 (Grades 9-10), $28,835 (Grades 11-12)

Financial aid offered?: yes

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.

Standardized test scores: High proficiency

World languages taught and year in which instruction begins: Spanish-9

Extracurriculars offered:
Academic/literary clubs
Community service

School climate (what are you known for?):
Community service
Student leadership
Unique curriculum
Warm community

HS Short Description: For students in grades 7 through 12, Crefeld educates the whole child, and provides college preparatory, hands-on and experiential curriculum with an emphasis on social justice. With a vibrant arts program and weekly community service, Crefeld honors each individual and helps them achieve their fullest potential.

Extracurriculars offered:
Community service

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Updated 2016: yes

High School Specifics: 90% attending four-year college. Student college acceptances for the past five years have included Sarah Lawrence University, Hofstra University, Bennington College, Ursinus College and Hartford Art School.

Some special needs accommodated>: yes

Summer program?: yes