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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SCH student with cerebral palsy challenges her peers

Schools | March 1st, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak When Chestnut Hill resident Jaelyn Wingard was nine months old, she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, but she never let that stop her from pursuing her aspirations. On Saturday, Feb. 18, the 16-year-old Springside Chestnut Hill Academy junior fulfilled another goal — to hold a conference focused on ability. “I decided […]

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NFA wins grant for sustainability

Schools | December 14th, 2016 | Leave a comment

by Mary Ann Boyer, Boyer Sudduth Environmental Consultants, LLC Norwood-Fontbonne Academy received a grant from the Philadelphia Area Independent Schools Business Officers Association to address environmental sustainability and foster collaboration between the school and neighboring institutions. NFA teamed up with its Parents Association, Chestnut Hill College, Morris Arboretum, and Boyer Sudduth Environmental Consultants to create […]

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SCH hosts forum for the intellectually curious

Schools | November 14th, 2016 | Leave a comment

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy will co-host the Philadelphia-region Scholar Search Educational Forum this weekend, Saturday, November 19. The Scholar Search Educational Forum is a free educational event open to intellectually curious kids in grades 4–12 as well as their parents. During this all-day forum, attendees may choose from a range of topics, presentations, and interactive […]

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Our Mother of Consolation Parish School promotes National Say Something Week

Schools | November 9th, 2016 | Leave a comment

Our Mother of Consolation Parish School, in partnership with Sandy Hook Promise, a national, nonprofit organization led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, took part in National Say Something Week, October 24–28. Say Something teaches students in Middle School and High School […]

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Penn Charter builds community on 19th Annual Day of Service

Schools | October 19th, 2016 | Leave a comment

Penn Charter students and faculty, numbering more than 450, spent Friday, Oct. 14, supporting schools and nonprofit organizations in 16 ZIP codes across Philadelphia. The 19th annual Louis Savino Day of Service is part of a tapestry of service work Penn Charter students do throughout the school year and into the summer. Penn Charter senior […]

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Award-winning children’s book author visits GFS

Schools | October 11th, 2016 | Leave a comment

David Wiesner is many things—author, illustrator, three-time Caldecott Prize-winner. Recently, he visited Germantown Friends School’s Lower School After-School Program, ASPire, as part of the new Experience Program—which teaches the children a new skill or introduces them to a new field each afternoon—to share his talents. While the kids snacked on orange slices and goldfish crackers, Wiesner […]

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U.S. Dept. of Education tour showcases SCH environmental efforts

Schools | October 4th, 2016 | 3 Comments

Rooftop solar arrays. 3-Star Green Restaurant certification. Gold LEED certified science facility. Playscape made from natural and recycled materials. Cafeterias that use only non-disposable tableware. These are some of the environmental features highlighted on a recent U.S. Department of Education-sponsored “Green Strides” tour of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH). The tour was organized to showcase […]

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NFA $2,500 grant from Chestnut Hill Community Fund

Schools | September 28th, 2016 | Leave a comment

Norwood Fontbonne Academy was recently awarded a $2,500 Grant from Chestnut Hill Community Fund to enhance the school’s “Student Empowerment Program.” The goal of NFA’s Program is to foster a value-rich environment where students learn to be “upstanders” not simply “bystanders.” This program was created with a broader reach than just providing anti-bullying education to […]

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