SCH students sponsor Pop-Up fueled by school’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Schools | November 27th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Karen Tracy This holiday season, there will be a new addition to the charming shopping scene typically found on Germantown Avenue. Springside Chestnut Hill Academy students who have developed unique products under the auspices of the school’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership will be sponsoring a pop-up shop at Serendipity. For months, the five high […]

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Phillies champion Ryan Howard shares reflections on public service at Germantown Friends School

Community, Schools | November 22nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

  Earlier this month, Germantown Friends School Upper and Middle School students welcomed Ryan Howard, Major League Baseball World Champion with the Philadelphia Phillies, as the annual Mercer Tate ’48 Lecture on Public Service speaker. Howard, who now serves as a partner at SeventySix Capital and as chairman of SeventySix Capital’s Athlete Venture Group, was […]

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Kenney, Rep. Rabb open CH College conference on criminal justice reform

News, Schools | November 20th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Chestnut Hill College began an in-depth discussion on how to reform the justice system in Philadelphia, and the larger system in America, with its first annual Transforming Justice conference. Held on the school’s SugarLoaf campus on Friday, Nov. 15, the conference featured panel discussions held by professors, local representatives and experts, including […]

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A memorable musical day in NYC for GFS students

Community, Schools | October 11th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michelle Sonsino Last month, Germantown Friends School Upper School music and theatre students enjoyed a unique opportunity to experience the excitement of the performing arts and hear firsthand from professionals in the field during a memorable day in New York City. After a morning tour of the Juilliard School, students gathered in front of […]

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New fall art exhibit at SCH’s Barbara Crawford Gallery

Arts, Schools | October 2nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

“Lit,” the fall exhibition at the Barbara Crawford Gallery at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, will feature a small group of internationally known artists. This exhibition features books, both literal and metaphorical, and will open with a reception for the community on Thursday, Oct. 10, 5 to 6:30 p.m. The exhibition has been curated by Melissa […]

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Dr. Ken Ginsburg kicks off Norwood-Fontbonne Academy’s Fall Speaker Series

Events, Schools | September 25th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, a Catholic independent academy for students in preschool through eighth grade, kicks off its Speaker Series this fall with Dr. Ken Ginsburg, who will present “Building Resilience in Children and Teens,” on Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., on NFA’s Fontbonne Campus at 8900 Norwood Ave. Ginsburg, who is co-founder and director of programs […]

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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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