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Solebury School

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

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Solebury is what school should be. There is no single way to experience it, but there is a core approach. It starts with respecting students enough to let them plant the seeds of their own education, and then nurturing and cultivating those seeds until they grow into something strong and lifelong. With 240 students and a student-to-teacher ratio of 6-to-1, every Solebury student is known and valued.

Nestled on a rolling 140-acre campus in the Bucks County countryside, Solebury is just a car ride away from Philadelphia and New York City. The school is intentionally small so that students receive the attention they need to express themselves and the support they deserve as they strive for personal excellence.

Solebury’s curriculum provides a stable, rigorous foundation for exploration. Small class sizes allow for meaningful engagement, and extended class times create more opportunities to dive deeply into the material. Our diverse elective options and trimester system enable students to discover new passions and run with them. Solebury offers an environment of educational excellence that prepares students for success in college and beyond. Come visit the gorgeous campus, talk to teachers, ask questions and see for yourself what sets Solebury apart.


Three academic concentrations: STEM, Social Justice, and Global Education, Model UN, Debate, Black Student Union, Diversity Club, Peer Leaders, Solebury Environmental Action Corp (SEAC), Community Service Club

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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.




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.