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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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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