Hill couple AIM to find solution for dyslexia in kids

Schools | November 23rd, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Barbara Sherf Kim and Andy Sears moved to Chestnut Hill from Florida a year ago in September to enroll their twin daughters, both diagnosed with dyslexia, at AIM Academy in Conshohocken. Their journey is one of determination and victory in the face of a reading disorder that according to Wikipedia is characterized by trouble […]

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SCH wins national award for sustainability efforts

Featured Post, Schools | November 15th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Adding to an extensive list of awards won for its environmental efforts, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has received the highest international honor possible in the National Wildlife Federation’s Green Flag competition. During an assembly at SCH on Nov. 7, Holly Shields, the regional education manager for the NWF’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Center, was […]

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‘Hamilton’ comes back to life to raise funds for OMC

Schools | November 3rd, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Barbara Sherf While most folks were focused on everything Harry Potter on Oct. 21, two dozen supporters of Our Mother of Consolation School in Chestnut Hill were participating in an authentic Colonial Dinner at a private home in Mount Airy. Mary Grogan Strain, and her husband, Liam, have two boys enrolled at the school. […]

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GFS to host first student film festival

Schools | November 1st, 2017 | Leave a comment

  Most student-led film festivals are hosted on college campuses, for college students, and many have pricey entry fees. But the Philadelphia Youth Film Festival is different. Founded by Germantown Friends School students Eli Eisenstein ’18, Hyunji Kim ’18, Noah Weinstein ’19, and Adina Gewirtzman ’18, this inaugural event is committed to showcasing the work […]

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OMC students raise funds for school programs

Schools | August 4th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Our Mother of Consolation elementary school students Eve Laurito, Abigail Leckrone, and sisters Taylor and Summer DelliCarpini know that even the smallest acts of kindness can make a difference. The girls took to heart Mother Teresa’s words, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the […]

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SCH House Tour on Friday

Schools | April 20th, 2017 | 1 Comment

Learn more about “one of the Top Ten Great Neighborhoods,” as recognized by Forbes.com on the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Community House Tour and Boutique on April 21, 2017. The tour will offer guests special access to eight lovely and historic homes in and around Chestnut Hill while also weaving in significant local landmarks. Funds […]

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Local teenagers capture silver at Philadelphia’s Flower Show

Schools | March 28th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak W.B. Saul High School for Agricultural Sciences in Roxborough, the largest agricultural school in the U.S., won two awards at this year’s PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “Holland: Flowering the World,” which ran March 10 through 19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The school’s exhibit, “Flowing in the Wind,” won the American […]

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GFS choir kicks off tour to Italy with local concert

Schools | March 16th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Meg Cohen Ragas Every three years, the Germantown Friends School Choir goes on a spring tour, sharing its impressive and accomplished repertoire with people in different parts of the country—and around the world. This year, the 40-student choral ensemble, selected by audition from grades 10-12, will travel to Italy for a week of concerts […]

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