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After placing 2nd in an earlier regional round, a team of four Springside Chestnut Hill (SCH) entrepreneurs — seniors Keith MacMahon, Joe Falcone, Andrew Lauerman and Ed Gu — went the … more
Springside Chestnut Hill (SCH) Academy junior Zach Schapiro isn’t your average teenager. While most kids his age were glued to their phone on their favorite apps, Schapiro got to work on … more
Three seniors at William Penn Charter School were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists last week. Sydney Wood of Bala Cynwyd, and Liam La Barge and Daniel Will of Ambler, qualified for the … more
While the look and feel of the upcoming school year remains uncertain, one thing in Mt. Airy is always certain: its pride in, and connection to, its public schools. The Mt. Airy Schools Coalition- … more
With the goal of advancing equity and racial justice in their respective schools, an ambitious group of 21 student diversity leaders from area independent and Catholic schools convened online in … more
For the second year in a row, a teacher at the Henry School in Mt. Airy has won a “Distinguished Teachers Award” from the educational Lindback Foundation. About one in every 300 of the … more
Honored Henry School teacher: city plan is 'lose, lose.' by Len Lear (Ed. Note: This article was written before the School District of Philadelphia changed its fall plan from two days a week in the … more
Ricky Amorim by Greg Starks Ricky Amorim, a recent graduate of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH), is heading to Providence College. Amorim will play lacrosse at Providence as he was the captain … more
Reflections on distance learning at Plymouth Meeting Friends School By Jessica Lember We were a week away from the start of Spring Break and every adult in the Plymouth Meeting Friends School … more
Jane Hohenleitner receives her diploma from Nancy Peluso, Principal, Lower School, as Marianne Finnegan, Principal, Upper School, and Dr. Ryan Killeen look on. Although not the ceremony … more
Jalynn Johnson, recipient of the Senior Award, and Head of School Darryl J. Ford, on campus for a socially distanced diploma pickup and family photo op. The 112 members of the Class of 2020 … more
Norwood-Fontbonne Academy faculty and staff lined the roads of both campuses along the parade route to say goodbye to students and families and share their best wishes for the summer. Even … more
Jenks teacher, Terrance Tolbert by Sue Ann Rybak It's okay if you don't know all the answers. It's a lesson Terrance Tolbert, 34, a 5th-grade teacher at Jenks Academy of Arts and Science tries to … more
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill Preschool Director Carla DiOrio is all smiles with her poster and Helen Goodroad (who went to preschool there) in her car with her children, James and Charlotte, … more
A concept rendering of Anna Lingelbach Elementary's playground with the planned School District resurfacing and upgrade (right) and the proposed new play structures (left). Courtesy of Friends of … more
GFS school community made and donated more than 500 cloth masks to a local health center in Germantown. by Michelle Sonsino To reduce community-based transmission of COVID-19, the CDC recommends … more
Kristen Neville Taylor's "They Told Us Earth is Mother but it is in Fact The Sun" by Michelle Sonsino The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the … more
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy head of school Steve Druggan holds a photo of the school’s class of 2020 in one of three videos he posts for students each week. Teachers and students are doing … more
Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia by Sue Ann Rybak Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, appeared on Facebook Live on … more
After a 4 and ½+ year journey on the North Atlantic gyre, a Springside Chestnut Hill Academy bottle turns up on the craggy coast of Cuba. The bottle finders, Sylive and Martin, shared their … more
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