Phil-Mont Christian Academy gala to celebrate school’s 75th anniversary

Community, Events, Schools | April 24th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Karen Hamilton Philadelphia Montgomery Christian Academy (Phil- Mont) in Erdenheim will welcome alumni, families, staff and friends to the school campus for a 75th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, April 27. The celebration will honor the school’s history of serving and nurturing Christian families since 1943. Phil-Mont has a rich history of college-preparatory education in […]

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NFA hosts ‘EdCamp’ for educators in region

Community, Schools | April 19th, 2019 | Leave a comment

This past Saturday, April 6, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy hosted its second annual EdCamp event. The event, which the academy refers to as an “unconference,” hosted 45 participants including teachers, school nurses, principals, college professors and librarians from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. EdCamp was originally started in 2010 in Philadelphia, and now takes place across the United […]

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SCH junior to compete in international science fair

Community, Schools | April 12th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Peter Elliott Caden Traversari, a junior at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, earned a spot to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the largest pre-college science competition in the world. The fair will be held in Phoenix, Arizona this coming May. Traversari will be one of 1,800 high school students from more […]

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Norwood students get lesson from Jane Goodall

Community, Schools | April 11th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Students from Norwood-Fontbonne Academy grades one through three pose with famous British primatologist Jane Goodall during a Skype presentation on her work with African chimpanzees and doing good in the world sponsored by Microsoft Education. The 15-minute conversation was followed by an online Q&A from students participating in schools around the country. The famed anthropologist […]

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Help keep Children’s Park at Jenks clean for everyone

Schools | March 29th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Maureen Maier The Children’s Park on Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill, directly in front of J.S. Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences, is one of Chestnut Hill’s greatest treasures. Built by community volunteers over two decades ago, the playground and gardens are enjoyed by Jenks students, Chestnut Hill community members and visitors every […]

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Students lead way with successful diversity conference

Schools | March 15th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Penn Charter’s inaugural Diversity Conference brought together 150 area students for an all-day event designed to give young leaders tools to be ambassadors for community building and social justice. The Cheryl Irving Student Diversity Conference was named for the late Cheryl O. Irving, a Chestnut Hill resident, Penn Charter teacher and champion of diversity. “It […]

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SCH middle schoolers sharpen memories for Pi day contest

Schools | March 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Karen Tracy Think middle school geometry. Think Pi. It’s the numerical expression that represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, extending into infinity as a non-repeating decimal. Most folks can recall that it begins with 3.14. But for the purposes of this story, imagine a random string of 529-plus […]

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