Solebury School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: 215-862-5261
6832 Phillips Mill Road
New Hope, PA 18938
  • Solebury School`s mission is to create an environment of educational excellence that prepares students for success in college and beyond.
  • In the Solebury community, we strongly value academic and intellectual challenge, creative and independent thinking, mutual respect between students and teachers, and deep respect for each individual.
  • Honors and AP courses, electives in the sciences and humanities, and strong art, theater, sports and community service programs encourage our students to develop all their skills and talents.
  • Solebury's curriculum is highlighted by an academic theme, giving teachers and students` common experiences to work on and promoting interdisciplinary learning.
  • We seek to enroll students who are academically successful, passionate, curious, and engaged about learning.

Alumni Reviews
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  • Review Description

  • Class of 2011
    5 Stars   2/25/2017
    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   2/25/2017
    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. . .

  • Class of 2009
    5 Stars   12/5/2016
    University of Delaware
    Solebury has a mandatory yet very manageable volunteer requirements. When I was a student, it was 5 hours a year for middle schoolers and 10 hours a year for high schoolers. I was part of. . .
Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Solebury SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)7-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19251910
Campus Size90 acres120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment235 students300 students
% Students of Color
20%
20%
% International Students
15%
20%
% Students Boarding
40%
68%
Average SAT Score1711* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1900 - 1490-
Average ACT score25*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1017
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
44%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$6 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$55,570
(Learning Skills $14750, ESL $12950 )
$52,850
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$38,830
(29900 for 7 and 8th grade Middle School Day )
$28,200
% Students on Financial Aid
30%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$16,855$22,700
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

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

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1017
CoursesAmerican Studies (AP US History), American Studies (Honors American Literature), AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, 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)

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1414
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2323
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
African-American Affinity Group, Astronomy Club, Conversation Club, Current Events, Diversity Club, Environment Club, Hispanic Affinity Group, Newspaper, Peer Leaders, Politics, Ski Club, Spectrum (GSA), Student Council, Video Club, World Languages Society, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Coffee House, Literary Magazine, Theater Performance and Theater Tech

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Horseback Riding, Walking Club, Weight Training, Yoga

College Matriculation

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

School Notes

  • Founded in 1925, by 4 teachers whose shared vision was to create an environment that would foster good learning relationships, in which there would be a close connection between teachers and students, in which there would be a respectful exchange of opinions and ideas, and in which the student would be well prepared for both college and their real-world responsibilities and pursuits.
  • Coeducational, 230 students, diverse student body, students come to Solebury from the surrounding area and from as many as eight states and seven foreign countries.
  • Honors and AP Courses offered in every discipline. About 100 electives offered as well as opportunity for independent study.
  • Talented and Dedicated Faculty. There are 46 teachers, 23 of whom hold advanced degrees. Twenty-seven faculty members and administrators reside on campus.
  • Curriculum is highlighted each year by an academic theme intended to give teachers and students common experiences and to promote interdisciplinary learning.
  • Location: 65 miles from New York City and 35 miles from Philadelphia
  • Merit Scholarships & Need-based aid available
  • Opened in 2007 the John D. Brown Athletic Center includes the gymnasium, fitness center, weight training room, wrestling/dance/aerobics room, men's home & visiting team locker rooms, women's home & visiting team locker rooms, Athletic Director's office, lobby & showcase area, kitchen for events and snack sales
  • Renovations to the performing arts center and student center are currently in progress.
  • English as a Second Language Programs: Full year and Summer Programs to help students develop their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.
  • Learning Skills Program for students who possess average to above-average intelligence and need to strengthen their reading, writing, and language-related skills. Classes use multi-sensory Orton and Wilson models to teach phonological processing.
  • LD types supported: Dyslexia/Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
  • School accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
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