Talented Hill student: ‘Music is what I was born to do!’

Schools | December 26th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Karen Tracy Recording your own original song in a professional recording studio isn’t an opportunity most high school students have. But, after Grammy Award-winning songwriter Dennis Matkosky visited Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH) last year and taught a master class for aspiring songwriters, it became clear that there were a number of SCH students […]

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GFS musicians selected to sing with National Honors Choir

Schools | December 20th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Six Germantown Friends School choral students were accepted to participate in the American Choral Director’s Association All-East Honor Choir. Ava Charlot Lazi, Henry Farnham, Walden Green and Cella Reser were selected to participate in the Senior High Honor Choir. These singers will join other students in grades 10 through 12 in Rochester, New York, at […]

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Early Childcare Program at SCH opening January 2020

Schools | December 19th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is excited to announce that it will be opening an Early Childhood Center (ECC) in January 2020. This is the newest addition to the current Pre-K to grade 12 educational program offered at the school. The Center will be located adjacent to the historic Wissahickon Inn in the Jordan Building (the […]

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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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