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Springside Chestnut Hill Academy held its sixth annual “SCHout” diversity conference on Tuesday, January 23. more
Recently, two classes at Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences had a virtual visit from local author and illustrator Brian Biggs about his most recent collaboration with Mical Ostow, “Sullivan, Who is Always Too Loud.” more
A Zoom meeting for school children, meant to celebrate Black inventors, was hacked by an unknown person who subjected students and their families to a racist and sexual attack. more
“Social media is, at its best, a democratization of life,” said Philadelphia City Councilmember At-Large Helen Gym, who addressed Upper School students at Germantown Friends School as part of a special assembly, Exploring the New Political Landscape. more
The Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Lower School girls have been long-time supporters of the St. Vincent de Paul Food Cupboard in Germantown, which provides food to countless food-insecure families in the area but is having trouble keeping up with the ever-growing need. more
Even a global pandemic couldn’t stop the community from coming together for the greater good. more
Shannon Palus, a member of the Germantown Friends School Class of 2008 and a science writer and editor at Slate, Zoomed in to discuss her career, ethical issues in reporting and her writing process. more
Mia Costonis, Alysa Akins and Meena Padhye are Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH) students who have learned a lot more at school than English, history, math and science. They have learned how to change the lives of women in Cambodia. more
Following in the footsteps of many successful Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) students, three Springside Chestnut Hill Academy teams recently placed at the top of the Global Youth … more
SCHConnex rolled out a ZOOM cooking class featuring master Chef David Jansen. more
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy alumna Nilah Jordan '20 recently donated $1,500 to Operation Smile to help pay for six cleft palate surgeries, antibiotics for 30 children, and a new exam station for … more
We all need the reminder to take a deep breath, especially in today’s world. Taking a moment to breathe and reflect is the driving impetus behind BREATHE, a new program in Springside Chestnut … more
Vote for me until I can. Those were the words LaTosha Brown, award-winning organizer, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, and jazz singer, shared with middle and upper school students at … more
Not to be deterred by the inability to perform on stage for a live audience, this fall Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s high school drama group,  Players, will be performing and … more
Last week, Germantown Friends School (GFS) kindergarten teacher Annie Errickson and assistant teacher Lauren Postell transformed their classroom into a construction site as part of their themed … more
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
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