Introducing SCHConnex: Keeping the Community Connected

When COVID struck and the school was forced to cancel all of our in-person events this year, the Alumni and Development Offices, along with the SCH Parents Association, got creative. Drawing from the wealth of talent in the school community, they have come up with fabulous opportunities for the community to connect virtually all year long. SCHConnex events include everything from a master chef cooking class, to an evening of film insights, to an afternoon of plein air painting, and more. 

Upcoming October & November Events

Film Insights & Opinions
Friday, October 23, at 7:00 PM

Join Ralph Hirshorn ’56 and Robert Hass ’16—two ends of a 60-year generation gap—as they share their film insights and opinions. Ralph is a longtime movie buff and founder of the Chestnut Hill Film Group. Robert is a recent graduate of Cinematic Arts at USC.

  • To attend the film review, please complete the sign-up form.

Feinstein Exhibition Tour & "Boats in the Harbor" Workshop
Saturday, October 24

This workshop will allow young artists to link reality and abstraction through geometry and discover the joy of “letting go.”

10:00 - 11:30 AM: Grades K-4 taught by Karen Kolkka, SCH Lower School Art Faculty
1:00 - 2:30 PM: Grades 5-8 taught by Judy Callas, SCH Middle School Art Faculty

  • To sign up for the workshops, please complete this sign-up form.
  • To sign up for a private tour, please complete this sign-up form.

Jack-o-Lantern Drive-Through
Friday, October 30, from 6:30-8:30 PM

We invite the SCH community to carve their best pumpkin and display it at the Jack-o-Lantern Drive-Through, which will be located in the Lower School parking lot. 

Plein Air Painting Class
Sunday, November 1, from 12:00-4:00 PM

Join nationally renowned artist Judy McCabe Jarvis ’77 for a Plein Air class at SCH. Plein Air is the act of painting outdoors that was a central style of French Impressionism. Judy will discuss plein air painting and lead a class guiding you through the joy of painting outdoors. The SCH campus and neighboring Wissahickon valley are lovely spots to paint. Class size is limited and in-person. A detailed supply list will be supplied to participants.

  • To attend the painting class, please complete the sign-up form.

Cooking Class
Monday, November 9, at 7:00 PM

Join Chef David Jansen P'13 P’14 P’20 for a cooking class. The owner and Chef of Jansen in Mt. Airy, is offering an exclusive recipe just for the SCH community: Boeuf Bourguignon. Join David to learn your new favorite dish! Ingredients will be emailed to registered participants prior to the class so you can cook together.

  • To attend the cooking class, please complete the sign-up form.

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