Lower School Admissions

Lower School

Douglas Wainwright, Head of School

"The Lower School at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is a supportive and vibrant community for boys and girls in grades Pre K to Grade 4. We believe strongly in the great benefit to young children of learning in single-sex environments. At SCH, children learn in a space free from gender stereotypes."

Visit Our Campus

The best way to learn about the magic of SCH is to visit our school. Check our Admissions Events to come for our fall Open House or Inside SCH, a smaller group event by division (lower, middle or upper school). 

Family Tours
We invite your family to visit our campus to become acquainted with our school, faculty, community, and 62-acres of playing fields, state-of-the-art facilities, and woods. Please contact our Admissions Office at 215-247-7007 or email us at in order to make an appointment.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus soon!


Perched on 10 acres of SCH Academy woods, the McCausland Lower School and Commons has been intentionally designed to showcase SCH's standout educational program—one that is forward thinking and nurturing.

Lower School Admissions Checklist

Pre-K Applicants (age 4 by September 1)
Kindergarten Applicants
1st Grade Applicants
2nd Grade Applicants

3rd Grade Applicants

4th Grade Applicants

**Wechsler Intelligence Test (WISC) results should be sent to SCH Admissions by Jan. 15.

Remarketing Code

Mailing Address: 500 West Willow Grove Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Main Reception: 215-247-4700    |   Campus Security: 267-246-8427
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