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The Henry H. Houston Elementary School in Mt. Airy and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH) in Chestnut Hill are pleased to announce that the two schools have formed a partnership to bring a branch of the nationally recognized Horizons program to the SCH campus starting this summer. more
Germantown Friends School has been celebrating their demisemiseptcentennial anniversary all school year with exciting virtual events showcasing alumni talents. more
In a year with little allowance for an outside speaker to come into the classroom, Schuyler Bailar joined Upper School advisories via Zoom to recount his story about coming to understand his gender identity and subsequently becoming the first openly transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division 1 men’s team. more
The smell of mulch is in the air and sprung has spring in Chestnut Hill! On Saturday, April 10, the community came together to help with the Jenks Playground cleanup, which was part of the city-wide Philly Spring Cleanup day. more
Powerful things can happen when you combine Quaker testimonies with computer science. The 2021 Germantown Friends School Quackathon (the GFS version of a Hackathon) proved just that. more
At the 2021 George Washington Carver Science Fair, Jenks students Eleanor Palmer, Clarissa Lanzas, and Sofia Bartoli-Wright (8th grade) earned the honor of 1st Place for their project. more
What is your favorite idiom? Or has the cat got your tongue? That was one of the questions asked during Literacy Week at Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences, which kicked off National Reading Month on March 1. more
William Penn Charter School has earned the College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. more
When the Philadelphia School District and the Robotics Coalition announced plans to compete in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Challenge this Spring, Bob Kenyon, coach of the Robotics Team at the Jenks Academy of the Arts and Sciences, knew his team would not be ready unless they upgraded their equipment. more
Deftly bridging the virtual distance to engage his audience, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, kept over 250 members of the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy community spellbound as he spoke … more
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
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