The Crefeld School

  • PA


8836 Crefeld Street
United States

About Us

The Crefeld School is a school of new beginnings. We welcome students seeking an alternative educational program—one that is progressive and college preparatory. We pursue high academic standards in a relaxed, intimate and collaborative atmosphere, while simultaneously promoting an appreciation for artistic creation and civic responsibility. We welcome students seeking a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment, and for this purpose we provide learning and emotional support, combined with a holistic, systemic approach to each student. This environment is a safe haven for students because of a culture that respects diversity and because of a staff that cares passionately about every student.

Points of Pride: College Preparatory, Progressive Curriculum (hands-on, experiential, a respect for each learner’s interests, student-centered, Graduation by Exhibition, Weekly Community Service Component, Class sizes of 8-14, Strong Visual Arts Program, Glassblowing Studio, Strong Theater and Music Programs, Student-Teacher Ratio of 5:1, Support for students who are gifted, sensitive, ADHD, Mild LD, or who just “march to the beat of a different drummer.”

The Crefeld School has approximately 100 students in Grades 7-12. We are located in the Historic Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. Currently, our students live in 31 different school districts with the top six being Philadelphia (28), Tredyffrin/Easttown (5), Rose Tree Media (4), Abington (4), Upper Dublin (4), Upper Merion (4). We draw from as far away as Hockessin, DE and Fallsington, PA. School districts within 10 miles provide busing. We are also conveniently located to the R7 and R8 SEPTA Regional Rail and the #23 bus.