SCH takes step to reclaim American chestnut’s place with new grove of 70 trees

Featured Post, News, Schools | September 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample The American chestnut tree, which once covered the northwest area of Philadelphia, and lent its name to the neighborhood, Chestnut Hill, has suffered so much decimation, it is considered “functionally extinct.” Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has partnered with the American Chestnut Foundation in an effort to help restore the neighborhood’s namesake to […]

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SCH ready to welcome students in new Lower School

Community, Schools | August 28th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Karen Tracy When Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s McCausland Lower School and Commons opens its doors to students on the first day of the 2019-2020 school year, it will mark the completion one of the most significant building projects in the Chestnut Hill area in recent years and one of the most successful fundraising efforts […]

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Education innovation awards announced at GFS

Community, Schools | August 9th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michelle Sonsino Six pilot projects were selected as recipients of the 2019 Maguire Innovation Fund for Progressive Education, a competitive grant program at Germantown Friends School (GFS) created to test new approaches to teaching and learning. Now in its second year, the fund provides an opportunity for GFS faculty, staff, students and partner organizations […]

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GA skeleton crew goes 1-1 in summer hoops league

Schools, Sports | July 15th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher A short-staffed Germantown Academy squad suffered its first loss in the girls’ basketball summer league in Warminster last week. After GA fell to Central Bucks East High School (also nicknamed Patriots), 42-25, the team regrouped to defeat Bensalem High School, 34-31, to come away with a 5-1 record overall. The GA Patriots […]

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