Volunteers donate 110 computers to Houston Elementary School

Featured Post, Schools | August 29th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak   Students at Henry H. Houston Elementary School, 7300 Rural Lane in Mt. Airy, got a big surprise on their first day of school, Monday, Aug. 27, thanks to The Philadelphia Children’s Foundation (PCF), a nonprofit organization that supports public schools by installing Internet-ready computers in classrooms and publicly accessible locations. […]

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Springside Chestnut Hill Academy students help identify bones in major archeological project

Schools | July 27th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Karen Tracy It’s not for the faint-hearted. That was discovery number one for Sabrina Wang. A rising junior at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Wang spent three weeks this summer methodically washing dirt off 250-year-old bones as part of an internship with The Mütter Research Institute’s Arch Street Project. She was joined by fellow SCH […]

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Germantown Friends School Wrestling Camp: ‘Main event’ for determined athletes of all ages

Schools | July 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Wrestling is often described as a sport that tests both mental and physical toughness, demanding focus and determination on top of fitness and ability. This summer, dedicated and hardworking kids from second through eleventh grade are experiencing the challenge and pride of the sport during Germantown Friends School (GFS) Wrestling Camp. In the basement of […]

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$20,000 worth of equipment stolen at Jenks Academy

Schools | June 28th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample As the J.S. Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences begins its summer vacation, one of the primary challenges for the administration will be to find a way to overcome losing more than $20,000 worth of supplies in a recent string of robberies. By June 7, the stolen supplies came to include […]

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Mayor Kenney pays visit to Jenks

Schools | June 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample As a part of his office’s efforts to come to at least one city school every week, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney visited the J.S. Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences on Tuesday, June 12 Kenney did not have a particular agenda when visiting the school, but instead was focused on simply […]

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SCH breaks ground on new McCausland Lower School & Commons

Schools | June 6th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Last week, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH) Board of Trustees, the SCH community, and local partners joined the McCausland family to break ground on a $34 million building project: the McCausland Lower School & Commons, a new building, outdoor green space and common area to serve SCH students in grades Pre-K-4th grade. The project is […]

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