SCH Student’s message in a bottle takes a 6,000+ mile ride on the North Atlantic Ocean Gyre

Schools | March 25th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Karen Tracy Every year, students in the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy oceanography class sit down with a piece of official school stationery and a pencil to write a message which begins: “Dear Bottle Finder…” Their letters, photocopied by their teacher Dr. Wang, are then tightly rolled up, wrapped with string, and inserted into a […]

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SCH students to host 5th annual diversity conference

Schools | January 24th, 2020 | Leave a comment

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH) is proud to sponsor its 5th annual SCHout Conference this Saturday, Jan. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The all-day conference, led by SCH high school facilitators, will draw together more than 250 students and faculty from schools around the region.  Each year, the school’s student diversity leaders choose a theme […]

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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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