Affording SCH

Affording SCH

A Springside Chestnut Hill Academy education is an investment in your child’s future. We understand the significant commitment each family makes to ensure their son or daughter receives a quality college preparatory education. 

The school believes that embracing a diverse, inclusive community is fundamental to providing a rigorous, globally competitive education and is committed to making an SCH education accessible to all students. Students at any grade level are eligible to apply for financial aid; please note on your student's application that you would like to receive a financial aid packet.

Admission to SCH is need-blind and a completely separate process from financial aid awards. Applicants are evaluated for admission without regard to a request for aid. However, because we often admit more students that require financial aid than we are able to fund, admitted students do not always receive aid even if they qualify.
  • The amount of the aid awarded is based on guidelines provided by the School and Student Services (a division of the National Association of Independent Schools), as well as the ability of the school to meet demonstrated financial need.

  • Once awarded, financial aid will continue through the senior year, as long as need is demonstrated. Awards are revised and awarded annually and the Financial Aid Committee requires a PFS application and updated financial statement each year.

  • Financial aid information is held strictly confidential and not shared with the faculty or students.

  • All financial aid is based on need; no merit scholarships are awarded. 

2018–2019 Tuition

Tuition is inclusive of all required fees, including tuition refund plan, technology fees, books and supplies, trips, athletic uniforms, yearbook, and Parents Association dues.
Kindergarten $25,000
1st – 4th $28,725
5th – 8th $34,275
9th – 12th   $38,150
    • Optional services such as private music lessons, personal athletic gear, or special trips will be charged separately.
    Key Dates for Admissions Applicants
    • November 4 - Open House | RSVP
    • December 1- Early action application deadline. Students who complete the admissions process after Dec. 1st deadline will have their file reviewed by the Admissions Committee on a rolling basis.
    • December 3 - Financial aid applications due for new families.
    • December 19 - Early action application decisions mailed.
    SCH has partnered with FACTS Management Company to provide tuition management services that make education more affordable. Through our programs with FACTS, parents can pay tuition and fees over time, using a variety of payment methods—electronic debit (ACH) OR credit​ card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). FACTS offers three payment options:
    1. Monthly: Spread tuition over monthly installments from 12 months to 9 months.
    2. Quarterly: Spread tuition over ​quarterly installments due June 15, September 15, December 15 and March 15.
    3. ​​Semi-Annual: Pay tuition in two installments: 60%​ due June 15, 40% due November 15.


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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