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Solebury School

Type: Day/Boarding
Gender: Coed
6832 Phillips Mill Road
New Hope, PA
18938

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About

Solebury School is an all-gender, college preparatory boarding and day school for grades 9-12. We are located on 140 acres in beautiful Bucks County, PA, just 60 minutes from Philadelphia. 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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PAIS

What is your teaching or educational philosophy?

We believe that all young people love to learn and that it is our responsibility to develop a challenging and creative curriculum that makes this curiosity a lifelong trait. We teach students to investigate, question, and make connections between disciplines. Our academically rigorous curriculum, high expectations, and dedicated teachers ensure that every student is prepared for higher learning.

Students and Teachers – A Partnership in Learning
Since our founding in 1925, strong and positive relationships between students and teachers have been central to the Solebury School experience. By disposing of some formalities that traditionally separate students and faculty, we create a culture of mutual respect. At Solebury, learning truly becomes a joint venture. Energized by the close, working relationships they form with teachers, students perform at their highest level in the classroom and the art room, on the stage, and on the athletic field. Through this partnership, students learn to take responsibility for their own learning and lives.

Profound Respect for the Individual
We are guided by a profound respect for the individual, as we recognize the need to balance individual freedom with responsibility to the community. Solebury students do not have to fit a mold. All are valued for the talents and traits they bring to the school; all are encouraged to explore their passions and to make the school stronger through their contributions.

The Value of Diversity
At Solebury, there is an inherent respect for differences, and we are dedicated to embracing diversity in an expansive way. The diversity of our community enriches our school and the experiences of our students. Living and working with people of disparate backgrounds and worldviews enables students to value themselves and others, enhancing their ability to learn, grow, and achieve.

A Relevant Education
Solebury School offers an academic program relevant to the lives of students and to the local, national, and global issues of the day. During their years here, Solebury students develop habits of reflection and critical thinking that are crucial to an understanding of self and society. Recognizing that individual success is intertwined with the larger world, we encourage students to engage in improving their community. A Solebury education is a solid foundation for broad and lasting success.

What is your mission statement?

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 intellectual challenge and academic achievement, creative and independent thinking, mutual respect between students and teachers, deep respect for each individual, and diversity.

Enrollment

235

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Later school start time. Solebury's schedule is designed to combat teen sleep deprivation, reduce stress, and set our students up for academic success. Our classes don't start before 8:30am. The result? Happier, well-rested students who arrive at school ready to face the day. A customizable education. With concentrations offered in Global Education, Social Justice, STEM, and Teach2Serve (social entrepreneurship) and over 100 electives, there are more opportunities to find new passions and dive deeply into what you love. A caring learning environment, carefully structured with small classes and frequent opportunities for extra help. Academic success follows when we meet students on their level, and they feel safe, supported, and respected.