Upper School Admissions

Matthew Norcini, Head of Upper School

"At SCH, you will be challenged to grow as an individual and as a leader. You will leave here a different person than when you entered. Whether it’s the collaborative experience of our 9th grade Outward Bound trip or the opportunity to authentically lead your peers, SCH will transform you. You will be encouraged to take risks, learn from failure, and meet the goals you set for yourself."


SCH Student Profiles

Visit Our Campus

We welcome Upper School students and families to come for a visit. Students spend a day on campus, attend classes, meet their faculty, and are personally matched to a current Upper School student with similar interests. Families are also welcome to join for a personal tour of our 62-acre campus to get a full understanding our SCH's signature programs including our Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and state-of-the-art facilities.  

Please contact our Admissions Office at 215-247-7007 or email us at in order to make an appointment.

Full-Day Visit
  • We design a customized shadow day to fit your student's interests. 
  • Students visit in their current grade level.
  • Students must submit an admission application prior to their full-day visit.
  • The typical visit lasts a full academic day from 8:00 am to 2:45 pm. 
Family Tour
  • We offer private family tours so that you can share in the experience of seeing our campus in action. These student-led tours provide a customized experience designed to allow families to visit classrooms, see a day-in-the-life, and talk with specific faculty and admin along the way.

Upper School Admissions Checklist

9th Grade Applicants

10th Grade Applicants

11th / 12th Grade Applicants

* if you are seeking academic support or accommodations, we will require a copy of your child’s most recent psychoeducational evaluation (completed within the last 3 years).

The Jordie Maine '79 Scholarship for Incoming 9th Graders:
This merit scholarship is awarded annually to one scholar-athlete who exemplifies the character, talent, and leadership abilities of the alumnus for whom it is named. All incoming 9th grade students for the 2020-2021 school year and current SCH 8th graders are eligible to apply: Jordie Maine '79 Scholarship Application

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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