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Welcome to Upper School

At SCH, one of the largest independent private high schools in Philadelphia, you will be challenged 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 9th grade Outward Bound, the bonds forged during four years of advisory, or the opportunity to stand up in front of your peers and speak, SCH will transform you. You will be encouraged to take risks, learn from failure, and meet the goals you set for yourself.


Academics overview

Led by our deeply committed and progressive faculty, Upper School students gain a thorough grounding in the core liberal arts and are encouraged to learn about the array of electives offered. SCH is a dynamic environment, encouraging students to pursue their academic passions and, unknowingly, discover new ones—there are smaller communities within our larger community that offer connections and opportunities for friendship, curiosity, and grit. 



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Upper School At-A-Glance

Upper School curriculum guide

Read in-depth course descriptions and department philosophies on what our Upper School students are learning at SCH. 

Upper School Course Selection

in applying?

Contact Carlee D'Amato, Director of Upper School Admissions, with any questions about grades 9-12.

p: (215) 754-1012