Solebury School

5.00 (4 reviews)
6832 Phillips Mill Road
New Hope, PA 18938
Solebury School is a coed, college preparatory boarding and day school for grades 9-12 in beautiful Bucks County, PA. There is no single way to experience Solebury, but there is a core approach.
We start with helping students plant the seeds of their own education, and then nurturing and cultivating that until it grows into something strong and life-lasting.
With 235 students and a student to teacher ratio of 6 to 1, everyone at Solebury is known and valued.
We offer an environment of educational excellence that prepares students for success in college and beyond.  Solebury is what school should be.

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  • Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    Montana State University
    First of all, the campus is gorgeous and has a natural relaxed vibe. On my first visit, as soon as I stepped out of the car, I felt at ease. Second, the faculty is exceptional. . .

  • Class of 2011
    5 Stars  
    Loyola University Maryland
    Solebury was one of the best things to happen to me. The education I received, the friendships I made, the relationships with many of my teachers are still in place today. I'll never forget my. . .

  • Class of 2009
    5 Stars  
    Portland State University, The George Washington University
    Solebury makes sure to keep all class sizes very small, which was new to me as a former public school student. All students address teachers by their first names, which really emphasizes the mutual respect. . .
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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
Solebury SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19251907
Campus Size90 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment235 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1230* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio6:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1118
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$6.8 million$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Learning Skills $14750, ESL $12950 )
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$16,855$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineJan. 15 / Feb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Director of AdmissionsScott Eckstein
Associate Director of AdmissionsMeg Perry

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1118
CoursesAmerican Studies (AP US History), American Studies (Honors American Literature), AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US Government and Politics, Ethics (Honors), French IV (Honors), History Thesis (Honors), Honors Algebra IA, Honors Algebra II & Trigonometry, Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, Honors Geometry, Honors Physics, Honors Pre-Calculus, Spanish IV (Honors)


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1616
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations2323
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
African-American Affinity Group, An Extensive 4-H Program, Boy Scout Troop 1899, Co-Curricular Committee, Computer Interest Group, Cooking Interest Group, Current Events, Newspaper Staff, Outerlimits, Pistol, Politics, Rappelling, Video Club, World Languages Society, Yearbook, Yearbook/Journalism

Arts and Music Programs:
Curriculum Commmittee, Math Counts, Theatrical Productions

Recreational Athletic Programs:
National Junior Honor Society, Walking Club, Weight Training, Yoga

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Solebury`s curriculum provides a stable, rigorous foundation for exploration. The size of classes allows for meaningful engagement, and extended class times create more opportunities to dive deeply into the material. Our diverse elective options and trimester system enable you to discover new passions and run with them. We offer an environment of educational excellence that prepares students for success in college and beyond.Come visit our gorgeous campus, talk to teachers, ask questions, and see for yourself what sets Solebury apart. We look forward to meeting you!
  • LD types supported: Dyslexia/Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
  • Solebury School accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
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