GFS to host first student film festival

Schools | November 1st, 2017 | Leave a comment

  Most student-led film festivals are hosted on college campuses, for college students, and many have pricey entry fees. But the Philadelphia Youth Film Festival is different. Founded by Germantown Friends School students Eli Eisenstein ’18, Hyunji Kim ’18, Noah Weinstein ’19, and Adina Gewirtzman ’18, this inaugural event is committed to showcasing the work […]

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OMC students raise funds for school programs

Schools | August 4th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Our Mother of Consolation elementary school students Eve Laurito, Abigail Leckrone, and sisters Taylor and Summer DelliCarpini know that even the smallest acts of kindness can make a difference. The girls took to heart Mother Teresa’s words, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the […]

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SCH House Tour on Friday

Schools | April 20th, 2017 | 1 Comment

Learn more about “one of the Top Ten Great Neighborhoods,” as recognized by on the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Community House Tour and Boutique on April 21, 2017. The tour will offer guests special access to eight lovely and historic homes in and around Chestnut Hill while also weaving in significant local landmarks. Funds […]

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Local teenagers capture silver at Philadelphia’s Flower Show

Schools | March 28th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak W.B. Saul High School for Agricultural Sciences in Roxborough, the largest agricultural school in the U.S., won two awards at this year’s PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “Holland: Flowering the World,” which ran March 10 through 19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The school’s exhibit, “Flowing in the Wind,” won the American […]

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GFS choir kicks off tour to Italy with local concert

Schools | March 16th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Meg Cohen Ragas Every three years, the Germantown Friends School Choir goes on a spring tour, sharing its impressive and accomplished repertoire with people in different parts of the country—and around the world. This year, the 40-student choral ensemble, selected by audition from grades 10-12, will travel to Italy for a week of concerts […]

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SCH student with cerebral palsy challenges her peers

Schools | March 1st, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak When Chestnut Hill resident Jaelyn Wingard was nine months old, she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, but she never let that stop her from pursuing her aspirations. On Saturday, Feb. 18, the 16-year-old Springside Chestnut Hill Academy junior fulfilled another goal — to hold a conference focused on ability. “I decided […]

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NFA wins grant for sustainability

Schools | December 14th, 2016 | Leave a comment

by Mary Ann Boyer, Boyer Sudduth Environmental Consultants, LLC Norwood-Fontbonne Academy received a grant from the Philadelphia Area Independent Schools Business Officers Association to address environmental sustainability and foster collaboration between the school and neighboring institutions. NFA teamed up with its Parents Association, Chestnut Hill College, Morris Arboretum, and Boyer Sudduth Environmental Consultants to create […]

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SCH hosts forum for the intellectually curious

Schools | November 14th, 2016 | Leave a comment

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy will co-host the Philadelphia-region Scholar Search Educational Forum this weekend, Saturday, November 19. The Scholar Search Educational Forum is a free educational event open to intellectually curious kids in grades 4–12 as well as their parents. During this all-day forum, attendees may choose from a range of topics, presentations, and interactive […]

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