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The Facts on 25 High Schools

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They often say high school is the best time in a person’s life. For some, this maxim holds true, and everything after high school is downhill. For others, it’s a launching pad for the better things they’ll achieve as adults. Either way, it’s life-altering stuff—and not to be entered into lightly. That in mind, we’ve assembled the hard data you’re looking for on our private and public high schools. No rankings, no surveys—just the straight stuff you need to help make informed decisions about your child’s education.

PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOLS

The Agnes Irwin School

Ithan Avenue

and

Conestoga Road

Rosemont, PA 19010

(610) 525-8400

www.agnesirwin.org

Religious affiliation: Independent, unaffiliated. Total enrollment: 238 (upper school). School days per year: 172. Hours per school day: 7. Annual dollars spent per student: $25,525. Students per class: 14. Sections per grade: 4. Student-to-teacher ratio: 7:1. SAT scores: 655(V), 661(M). Teachers with advanced degrees: 65%. Gender: Girls only. Guidance counselors: 2. Student-to-computer ratio: 2:1. Languages: French, Spanish, Latin, Greek. Sports: Cross country, field hockey, tennis, soccer, basketball, squash, swimming, volleyball, crew, lacrosse, softball, golf. Athletic facilities: Two gyms, fitness center, tennis courts, athletic fields. Annual giving: $1 million. On-campus parking: Yes.


Akiba Hebrew Academy
223 N. Highland Ave., Merion Station, PA 19066
(610) 667-4070
www.akibahebrewacademy.com

Religious affiliation: Jewish. Total enrollment: 257 (upper school). School days per year: 170. Hours per school day: 7.5. Annual dollars spent per student: $20,100. Students per class: 14. Sections per grade: 4-6. Student-to-teacher ratio: 8:1 SAT scores: 650(V), 640 (M). Teachers with advanced degrees: 87%. Gender: 45% girls, 55% boys. Guidance counselors: 2. Student–to-computer ratio: 2:1. Languages: French, German, Hebrew, Latin. Sports: Cross country, track and field, tennis, soccer, basketball, swimming, golf, softball, and baseball. Athletic facilities: gym, off-site fields. Annual giving: $500,000. On-campus parking: Yes.

The Baldwin School

701

W. Montgomery Ave.

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

(610) 525-2700

www.baldwinschool.org

Religious affiliation: Independent, unaffiliated. Total enrollment: 610. School days per year: 170. Hours per school day: 5-6. Annual dollars spent per student: $22,050. Students per class: 15. Sections per grade: 2-3. Student-to-teacher ratio: 8:1. SAT scores: 660(V), 683(M). Teachers with advanced degrees: 71%. Gender: Girls only. Guidance counselors: 3. Student-to-computer ratio: 4:1. Languages: French, Spanish, Latin, Greek. Sports: Cross country, field hockey, tennis, basketball, volleyball, squash, indoor track, dance, golf, lacrosse, softball, crew. Athletic facilities: Two gyms, indoor pool, tennis courts. Annual giving: $986,757. On-campus parking: Yes.

Devon Preparatory School

363 Valley Forge Road

Devon, PA 19333

Chester County

(610) 688-2409

www.devonprep.com

Religious affiliation: Catholic. Total enrollment: 294 (upper school). School days per year: 141. Hours per school day: 6. Annual dollars spent per student: $13,500. Students per class: 20. Sections per grade: 3-4. Student-to-teacher ratio: 10:1

SAT scores: 632(V), 635(M). Teachers with advanced degrees: 65%. Gender: Boys only. Guidance counselors: 3. Student-to-computer ratio: 8:1. Languages: French, Spanish, Latin, German, Italian. Sports: Baseball, soccer, basketball, tennis, golf, cross country, winter track, track and field. Athletic facilities: Gym, two athletic fields. Annual giving: $261,000.On-campus parking: Yes

Episcopal Academy

376 N. Latches Lane

Merion, PA 19066

(610) 667-9612

www.ea.pvt.k12.pa.us

Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. Total enrollment: 413 (upper school). School days per year: 168. Hours per school day: 7. Annual dollars spent per student: $22,375. Students per class: 16. Student-to-teacher ratio: 7:1. SAT scores: 646(V), 652(M). Teachers with advanced degrees: 65%. Gender: 52% boys, 48% girls. Guidance counselors: 3. Student-to-computer ratio: 3:1. Languages: French, Spanish, Latin, Greek. Sports: Football, field hockey, soccer, cross country, tennis, baseball, softball, basketball, crew, lacrosse, squash, swimming/diving, track and field, water polo, winter track. Athletic facilities: Two gyms; squash, tennis courts; wrestling, dance, weight rooms; baseball, softball, football, soccer/lacrosse/field hockey fields; track; indoor pool. Annual giving: $1.9 million. On-campus parking: Yes.

Friends Central

1101 City Ave.

Wynnewood, PA 19096

(610) 649-7440

www.friendscentral.org

Religious affiliation: Quaker. Total enrollment: 389 (upper school). School days per year: 171. Hours per school day: 7. Annual dollars spent per student: $20,185. Students per class: 15. Student-to-teacher ratio: 9:1. SAT scores: 643(V), 658(M). Teachers with advanced degrees: 60%. Gender: 55% boys, 45% girls. Guidance counselors: 2. Student-to-computer ratio: 3:1. Languages: French, Latin, Spanish. Sports: Field hockey, cross country, tennis, lacrosse, basketball, indoor track, water polo, golf, baseball, swimming, softball, wrestling. Athletic facilities: Three gyms, tennis courts, indoor pool, wrestling room, fitness center. On-campus parking: Yes.

The Haverford School

450 Lancaster Ave.

Haverford, PA 19041

(610) 642-3020

www.haverford.org

Religious affiliation: Independent, unaffiliated. Total enrollment: 360 (upper school). School days per year: 170. Hours per school day: 6.5. Annual dollars spent per student: $23,200. Students per class: 15. Sections per grade: 6-7. Student-to-teacher ratio: 8:1. SAT scores: 650(V), 660(M). Teachers with advanced degrees: 61%. Gender: Boys only. Guidance counselors: 4. Student-to-computer ratio: 2:1. Languages: French, Spanish, Latin, German, Chinese, Greek. Sports: Cross country, football, soccer, water polo, basketball, ice hockey, indoor track, squash, swimming, wrestling, baseball, crew, golf, lacrosse, tennis, track and field. Athletic facilities: Gym, pool, squash courts, field house, wrestling pavilion, athletic fields. Annual giving: $1.2 million. On-campus parking: Yes.

Malvern Preparatory School

418 S. Warren Ave.

Malvern, PA 19355

(484) 595-1100

www.malvernprep.com

Religious affiliation: Catholic. Total enrollment: 597 (grades 6-12). School days per year: 173. Hours per school day: 7.25. Annual dollars spent per student: $20,750. Students per class: 18. Sections per grade: 7. Student-to-teacher ratio: 8:1. SAT scores: 619(V), 643(M). Teachers with advanced degrees: 66%. Gender: Boys only. Guidance counselors: 7. Student-to-computer ratio: 4:1. Languages: French, Spanish, Latin. Sports: Football, soccer, cross country, water polo, crew, basketball, wrestling, swimming, indoor track, ice hockey, squash, baseball, lacrosse, track and field, golf, tennis. Athletic facilities: Squash, basketball courts; pool; training, locker rooms; indoor rowing tank; wrestling, strength and conditioning centers; football, lacrosse, soccer, baseball fields; track. Annual giving: $643,938. On-campus parking: Yes.

Merion Mercy Academy

511 Montgomery Ave.

Merion Station, PA 19066

(610) 664-6655

www.merionmercy.org

Religious affiliation: Catholic. Total enrollment: 490. School days per year: 205. Hours per school day: 6.5. Annual dollars spent per student: $12,000. Students per class: 17. Sections per grade: 5. Student-to-teacher ratio: 10:1. SAT scores: 601(V), 573(M). Gender: Girls only. Guidance counselors: 5. Student-to-computer ratio: 6:1. Languages: French, Spanish, Latin. Sports: Soccer, field hockey, cross country, volleyball, tennis, golf, basketball, track and field, swimming, lacrosse, softball, crew. Athletic facilities: Tennis, basketball, volleyball courts; field hockey, softball fields; weight, aerobics rooms; crew shells. Annual giving: $1.3 million. On-campus parking: Yes.