SCH to host major robotics tournament

Schools | March 13th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Peter Elliott From March 15-17, the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy will be hosting the 30th annual FIRST Robotics Qualifying Tournament. Featuring over 30 local teams of robotics, the qualifying tournament is one of the largest robotics tournaments in the city of Philadelphia. For this competition, the robotics teams will be challenged in “Destination: Deep […]

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GFS Community Writers Series features ‘Artificial Unintelligence’ author Meredith Broussard

Schools | February 21st, 2019 | Leave a comment

On Thursday, Feb. 28, the Germantown Friends School Community Writers Series will welcome Meredith Broussard, author of “Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World,” for a reading and discussion. Broussard’s book explores how future historians will read today’s news on tomorrow’s computers and challenges the assumption that computers always “get it right.” Broussard is an […]

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Local students connect, discuss power of microlending

Schools | February 12th, 2019 | Leave a comment

A group of high school students combined business and real-world experience at the William Penn Charter School Microfinance Inaugural Conference on Feb. 2, a learning opportunity that evolved from Penn Charter’s Microfinance Club. The two-year-old club has been exploring international and local microfinance, fundraising through school-wide activities and making loans to entrepreneurs through Kiva.org, an international nonprofit that provides financial […]

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SCH Academy receives Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s Preservation Recognition Award

News, Schools | January 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy received the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s Preservation Recognition Award on Jan. 6. This award recognizes SCH’s historic restoration of the Wissahickon Inn’s “Exchange.” Last summer, the school’s formal entrance enjoyed a total historic renovation thanks to a generous grant from the William B. Dietrich Foundation. The Exchange restoration work included cleaning and […]

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Christmas Outreach uplifting the lives of families in Camden, NJ

News, Schools | December 28th, 2018 | Leave a comment

On the morning of Dec. 19, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy eighth graders, along with parent volunteers and staff, traveled to Camden, N.J., to deliver bags of toys, clothing, school supplies and household needs to Guadalupe Family Services. Together, the NFA community collected enough gifts for 60 children and 20 families throughout the month of December. Sr. Helen […]

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Topping off SCH’s new McCausland Lower School & Commons

News, Schools | December 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy paused construction on the site of the McCausland Lower School & Commons for a moment this past week to celebrate a long-standing building practice called a “Topping Off” ceremony. With more than 300 students and faculty bundled up to witness the milestone moment, the last of the roof trusses was hoisted […]

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GFS musicians selected to sing with National Honors Choir

Schools | December 7th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Germantown Friends School singers Jackson Craig, ’19, James Nalle, ’19, and Cella Reser, ’21, have been selected to participate in the American Choral Directors Association National Honor Choir. Singers in the ACDA HS/Collegiate Soprano/Alto and Tenor/Base ensembles are comprised of the finest high school and undergraduate singers from around the country, and are selected by […]

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High school students invited to enter GFS-founded Philadelphia Youth Film Festival

Schools | December 7th, 2018 | Leave a comment

The 2019 Philadelphia Youth Film Festival is now open for submissions from creative high school students in the Greater Philadelphia area and beyond. Founded in 2017 by Germantown Friends School students to increase accessibility for film sharing and critique, PHYFF continues to be a free festival dedicated to helping teenagers find their voice in a […]

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