Dr. Stephen L. Druggan, Head of School
Map500 W. Willow Grove Ave.
Phila., PA 19118
- Independent School
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH) is an independent school that offers a rigorous curriculum to over 1,000 students from over 100 regional zip codes and international origins. SCH’s unique educational model of single-sex programs in Pre-K through 8th grade followed by a coed 9th-12th grade experience empowers its students to thrive independently and collectively. SCH is distinguished by signature programs in entrepreneurial leadership, global travel, robotics and engineering, college preparation, new media, outdoor education, and the principles of sustainability. SCH Academy is the product of 2010 merger between Springside School and Chestnut Hill Academy and combines nearly 300 years of academic excellence. 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.
High School Specifics
Led by a deeply committed and progressive faculty, Upper School students gain a thorough grounding in the core liberal arts subjects while enjoying access to 110 electives including Forensics, Architectural Design, Advanced Creative Writing & Vector Calculus. Known for our Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, which enhances the school’s core curriculum by supporting student-directed projects and offering classes in new areas of study: Coding, Design, Research and Communication, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship. SCH’s Upper School robotics team has competed in the FIRST Robotics World Championship since 2003, finishing in the top 10 worldwide 4 times & winning the coveted FIRST Chairman’s Award 8 times. 53 students named to All-Inter-Ac teams in 2016-2017. 18 interscholastic team sports offered. 700+ SCH students have deepened their global citizenship skills through meaningful immersion & service experiences in countries such as Cuba, Cambodia, Thailand, Ecuador, France, Peru, Italy, New Zealand, Mexico, Ethiopia & Senegal.
HS Short Description
Coed private h.s. Students gain a thorough grounding in core liberal arts with access to an exciting array of electives. Numerous activities & clubs. 15 boys, 14 girls' varsity teams.
Open House Dates
Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM.
Grades of School:
Single sex lower grades / coed h.s.
Students per teacher:
Financial aid offered?:
Technology programs, what grade offered?:
1:1 iPads, 1:1 laptops-5, VidCast Studio with state-of-the-art video/music production technologies, robotics/engineering lab with state-of-the-art fabrication machinery, coding instruction
College prep: # of AP/Honors/IB courses offered:
Cum. SAT scores (math / reading / writing):
EBRW (Evidenced Based Reading & Writing) 649 average. Math 629 average.
World languages taught and year in which instruction begins:
Chinese-K; French, Spanish, Latin-7
School climate (what are you known for?):
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