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    Solebury School

    Call: 215-862-5261
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    Solebury School

    At a glance

    Location New Hope, PA
    Tuition $48,700
    Grades 7-12 Students Receiving Aid 44%
    Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $1,700,000
    Student/Faculty Ratio 6:1 Endowment $3,600,000
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    Acceptance Rate

    Acceptance Rate 75%

    Total Enrollment

    Total Enrollment 235

    Average Class Size

    Average Class Size 10

    Sports & Extracurriculars

    Sports & Extracurriculars 41*
    Average SAT Score (Math) N/R
    Average SAT Score (Verbal) N/R
    Learning Support Program?
    Number of AP Programs 10
    ESL Offered?
    IB Program Offered?


    Region Southeastern Pennsylvania
    Program Emphasis Boarding School
    College Prep
    Day School
    Small Boarding School
    All Grades 7-12
    Boarding Grades 7-12
    Grade Divisions Primary
    Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
    Student Body Coed
    Established 1925
    Dress Code None
    School Setting Rural
    Campus Size (Acres) 90
    Head of School Thomas G. Wilschutz
    Endowment $3,600,000


    This was the dream shared by Solebury's four you中国福利彩票app靠谱吗ng founders, Laurie Erskine, Julian Lathrop, Robert Shaw and Arthur Washburn in the early 1920s.

    As a result of their vision, Solebury opened its doors in rented quarters September 1925 with four boys and four teachers. A year later, the founders purchased its present location, the Michener Farm, and Solebury School as we know it has continued to grow ever since. Just down the road from Solebury was Holmquist School for Girls. Miss Karline Holmquist believed, as did Solebury's founders, that each student should be helped to discover and develop her own talents and capabilities. As Solebury and Holmquist grew, the two schools found themselves sharing theatrical productions, a chorus, proms, informal teas, progressive dinners and card parties. In 1949 the two schools merged to become Solebury School, one of the first coeducational independent schools in the country.

    While the faces have changed through the years, Solebury's mission has remained, to provide a challenging college preparatory curriculum that encourages students to explore and develop their individual skills and talents in an informal educational community.


    Full Time Faculty 34
    Part Time Faculty 19
    Faculty with doctorate 1
    Faculty with masters 21
    Student/Faculty ratio 6:1
    Average Class Size 10
    Special Academic Support Programs
    Learning Differences
    A Sampling of Courses Offered
    American History
    American Literature
    Art History
    Computer Science
    Creative Writing
    English as a Second Language
    Environmental Science
    Field Ecology
    Fine Arts
    Music Theory
    Other (Twentieth Century African American History: the Continuing Struggle for Civil Rights)
    Studio Art
    World Culture
    World History
    World Literature
    A.P. Courses Offered
    Calculus AB
    Calculus BC
    English Literature
    Environmental Science
    French Language
    Spanish Language
    Studio Art
    US Government & Politics
    US History

    Student Enrollment

    Total Enrollment 235
    Boys 120
    Girls 115
    % Boys/Girls 51%/49%
    Boarding Students 79
    Day Students 156
    Czech Republic
    Other (Tunisia)
    United States
    Dist. of Columbia
    New Jersey
    New York
    Majority of students come from Northeast
    % of Students of Color 17%
    % of International Students 15%


    E-mail admissions中国福利彩票app靠谱吗@solebury.org
    Web Address www.solebury.org
    Director of Admission Scott Eckstein
    Admission Application
    Application Required Yes
    Application Fee Amount 50
    Application Deadline(s) Jan
    Financial Aid Deadline(s) March 1
    Financial Aid Awarded $1,700,000
    % of Students Receiving Financial Aid 44%
    Acceptance Rate 75%
    Total Applicants 250
    Admissions Selectivity Selective
    Admissions Yield 55%
    Admission Tests Accepted
    Other (SLEP)
    Day Student Tuition $29,350
    Boarding Student Tuition $48,700

    College Placement Office

    Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
    Recent College Matriculations Albright College,
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    % of Graduates Who Attend College 98%; remaining 2% attend community colleges, pursue a PG year of high school, or take a "gap" year

    Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

    field hockey
    track and field
    Recreational Sports
    cheer and pom
    horseback riding
    outdoor club/skills
    rock climbing
    ultimate frisbee
    weight lifting
    Extra-Curricular Activities
    African American Club
    Community Service Program
    Dorm Proctors
    Drama Club
    French Club
    Gay/Straight Alliance
    International Club
    Judiciary Board
    Literary Magazine
    Peer Tutoring
    Recycling Club
    Ski Club
    Spanish Club
    Student Government
    Student Publications
    Tour Guides
    Volunteer Club



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      Current Student/Year Graduated: 2013

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      Current Student/Year Graduated: 2014

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      Current Student

      Please share a few thoughts about you中国福利彩票app靠谱吗r experiences with Solebury School: The reason that I decided to come to Solebury was the welcoming, friendly atmosphere. The people of Solebury, whether faculty, students, or staff, are all really awesome people to be around. There is a sense of community here that I didn't feel when I was touring other prospective high schools. The best thing about Solebury is its community spirit.


    Contact Info

    Phone 215-862-5261
    Address 6832 Phillips Mill Rd - New Hope, PA 18938 USA
    Website www.solebury.org 
    Email admissions中国福利彩票app靠谱吗@solebury.org 
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