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McCausland back porch
Middle School entrance
Interior Entrance to the Rorer Science Building

Rorer Science building interior entry

Historic Wissahickon Inn facade
middle school football team kneeling during group talk
Football Game at SCH Academy Drone Shot

Welcome to sch

SCH Admissions is hosting regular information sessions in-person and online to discuss the admissions timeline, be introduced to students & faculty, and dive into how SCH differs as an academic platform that prepares the next generation for the world beyond SCH. 

We're also offering the opportunity to schedule 1:1 admissions conversations or tours with the Admissions Directors specific to one's division of interest: Early Childhood (coed, 18 months to 4 years), Lower (single-sex, Pre-K to 4th), Middle (single-sex, 5th to 8th), or Upper School (coed, 9th to 12th). Contact us to get started.

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Early Childhood Center at SCH 2020


Early Childhood Center at SCH is all about the child's love for exploration, curiosity, and wonder. Created under the Reggio Emilia philosophy, ECC is all about child-centered, teacher-guided education in a relationship-driving environment. Our littlest are fortunate to have the backdrop of SCH at their doorstep, allowing them to navigate the child-sized playground 30 steps away, or venture out in their WonderWagons for a day at the edge of the Wissahickon Woods on the other side of our 62-acre campus. 

Lower School boys reads his poem during National Poetry Month

lower school

We believe in the importance of a deep connection with the natural world and the importance of play for children. The single-sex Lower School (Pre-K to Grade 4), housed in the breathtaking, state-of-the-art McCausland Lower School, offers our students an unparalleled experience. From exploring the accessible Wissahickon in our backyard to New Media tools in our Maker Space, children have the opportunity to develop an understanding of their strengths and affinities, the courage to try new things, and the resilience to try again.

Middle School Art Students

middle school

Wondering what makes SCH different? Step into our single-sex Middle School (Grades 5-8), see the energy of our teachers, and learn more about the unique programs our students love. Whether students are interested in robotics, the orchestra, creative writing, US history, geometry, digital publishing, or social entrepreneurship, there is an avenue to explore your passion. Our talented faculty are here to ensure classes are engaging and hands-on with students at the center of every activity.

High School football team

upper school

At SCH, our coed Upper School students (Grades 9-12) are challenged to grow as individuals and leaders. Guided by our experienced college counseling staff, students build strong academic resumes that speak to their strengths and earn them entrance into the nation’s top colleges and universities. Come visit our trademarked Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) program, Robotics and Engineering, Arts and New Media, and championship-winning athletics—all housed on our 62-acre campus located on the edge of Philly.


As an institution with a 160-year history of educating young people, we are of course committed to fostering the time-honored fundamentals of intellectual rigor, critical analysis, and thoughtful evaluation. But we are also committed to developing young students of character and self-knowledge who can hold their compass north while navigating an ever-changing world.

SCH Head of School

looking for a personal tour?

We've got you covered! Our Admissions Team is ready to introduce you to all that SCH Academy has to offer. If you are interested in learning more about our school, please call or email Maggie Baker to set up a private tour: (215) 247-7007 or