welcome to SCH Academy

Lower School Boys learn how to pitch a tent at SCH Academy
Middle School Girls science class
Upper School kids in the fall 2022 during science
McCausland Lower School building and ampitheater
Varsity Tennis in Fall 2022, photo by James Quinn
Willow Grove Aerial view above Inn

your admissions journey begins now

Your search for the best independent school in Philadelphia ends here. At SCH Academy, we nurture the individual and encourage students to follow their passions. When students graduate, we're proud to see them move onto top colleges and universities. We watch them become app developers, CEOs, teachers, doctors and physicians, engineers, marketing gurus, accomplished athletes, environmentalists, and more. 

Admissions Timeline

We are delighted that you are considering Springside Chestnut Hill Academy as part of your school search. We welcome applications at any time during the year on a rolling basis. If you are interested in applying now, please submit an application through our website. Once your application has been submitted you will be contacted by your divisional Admissions Director. Our first round applications typically take place between September and December. 

Decisions & Notification

All applications that are complete by December 1, will receive notification on their admission decision in January. Starting in January the Admission Committee will review applications as they become complete, and decisions will be shared on a rolling basis.

Financial aid

Families who are interested in applying for Financial Aid are strongly encouraged to submit their financial aid applications at the same time they complete their admission applications. Financial aid for newly accepted families will be awarded in January during the first round of evaluations. The review process will continue until funds are exhausted, meaning that applications will be considered on a rolling basis. It is advisable to submit your admission and financial aid applications as early as possible to have the best opportunity for consideration.


Ready to Get Started?

Click the button below for your grade of interest and find out more about the SCH application process.

Admissions FAQ's

SCH was so very welcoming to my son. From the moment he walked into the building, the staff and students welcomed him with open arms. We also were impressed with the academics, the CEL classes which promote entrepreneurship, and the opportunities. The staff is well-rounded, thoughtful in their approach, helpful and communicative.

PARENT of Upper School Student

Learn more about the Center for entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL)

Get an Inside Peek of Places our Students Love

NON-DISCRIMINATION, Anti-harassment, Non-retaliation

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Equal Opportunity Care Provider. 

Read about the SCH Academy mission statement.