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The Crefeld School

Type: Day
Gender: Coed
8836 Crefeld Street
Philadelphia, PA

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The Crefeld School is a small-by-design, intentionally different, gender-inclusive college prep school for 7–12 grade students. Located in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood, Crefeld empowers every student to grow to their strengths, find meaning in their learning and feel ownership of their school community. A robust advisory system, challenging academics and a focus on social justice, service and authentic relationships allow students to become their best selves. Crefeld students are trusted and respected as individuals, supported and challenged to become empathetic lifelong learners. After completing the culminating experience of Graduation by Exhibition, students are equipped to achieve their full potential in college and as engaged citizens.


Basketball, Black Student Union, Glassblowing, Glee Club

Awards or Certifications:

Accredited by: Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS), and Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS).
Member of: National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS), and the Progressive Education Network (PEN).

What is your teaching or educational philosophy?

Crefeld is a different kind of school where nobody is the same and everybody can succeed. Everyone has
their own unique strengths that add value to the community. Small class sizes, close relationships with
teachers and peers from all backgrounds, along with responsive academic and emotional support creates a
challenging, creative, and flexible learning environment tailored to each student's strengths.

What is your mission statement?

To graduate self-aware, empathetic, lifelong learners, who possess an appreciation for diverse perspectives, their role in society, and their ability to act as agents of change.




Intentionally different college preparatory school for grades 7-12.