Welcome to Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

Students who attend Springside Chestnut Hill Academy experience a robust, state-of-the-art academic program intently focused on not only preparing them for their future, but providing endless opportunities to explore new passions. At SCH, there is a community in which the unique gifts of each student are respected and valued, given just the right combination of challenge and support to ensure that each one thrives.

Our program is grounded in project- and passion-based learning, compelling SCH students to build resilience and develop a sense of agency while gaining an intellectual foundation for lifelong learning and growth. This unique structure expresses SCH’s belief in the benefits of single-sex academic instruction in the lower and middle grades and recognizes the value of coeducation in a student’s final preparation for college and beyond.

SCH Academy is an independent school offering a rigorous college preparatory program that goes beyond the expected to deliver an unparalleled academic experience. The school’s unique model is distinguished by single-sex education for the lower grades (Pre-K through 8) followed by a coed upper school. The school is situated on a 62-acre campus in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia and serves over 1,000 students from more than 90 zip codes and internationally, with 33% students of color and 41% of our student body receiving need-based financial aid.

Upcoming Admissions Events for 2018:
  • Inside SCH Middle and Upper School: Wednesday, December 5, 8:30-10:00 AM | RSVP 
  • Inside SCH Lower School: Thursday, December 6, 8:30-10:00 | RSVP
Key Dates for Admissions Applicants:
  • December 1- Early action application deadline. Students who complete the admissions process by December 1 will receive an admissions decision by December 19.  Files completed after December 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis
  • December 3 - Financial aid applications due for new families.
  • December 19 - Early action application decisions mailed.

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Middle School for Boys

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Middle School for Girls

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500 West Willow Grove Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Cherokee Campus | 215-247-7200
Willow Grove Campus | 215-247-4700
Campus Security | 267-246-8427