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Private High Schools: 2010 Report Card
An in-depth look at our coverage area's top private high schools

by Staff

With another school year off and running, Suburban Life takes an in-depth look at the area’s foremost private high schools. Although a school cannot be assessed solely on student SAT scores, college-advancement rates and student-to-faculty ratios, such benchmarks can offer significant insight into a given school’s ability to nurture its stu­dents’ academic success; on-campus intangibles that foster a student’s athletic development and social growth, for example, must also be considered. In the following pages we’ve compiled an inventory of critical data so you can determine how the private schools in our coverage area are meeting the educational needs of the greater student body.

 

Data was compiled using resources from the National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Review and school websites, as well as interviews with school administrators. Suburban Life Magazine has used its best efforts to gather the information for this list but does not guarantee that the information provided is complete or accurate.

 

BUCKS COUNTY

Archbishop Wood Catholic High School

655 York Road, Warminster

Total Students: 1,156; Senior Class: 296

Student/Faculty Ratio: 21/1

Avg. SAT Score: Math - 516, Verbal - 526, Writing - 529

Tuition: $5,100 per year

Graduation to a 4-year College: 75%

 

Conwell-Egan Catholic High School

611 Wistar Road, Fairless Hills

Total Students: 940; Senior Class: 200

Student/Faculty Ratio: 21/1

Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable

Tuition: $5,350 (Catholic Student), $6,450 (Non-Catholic)

Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable

 

George School

1690 Newtown Langhorne Road, Newtown

Total Students: 532; Senior Class: 141

Student/Faculty Ratio: 7/1

Avg. SAT Score: Math - 540/670, Verbal - 530/660, Writing - 550/670

Tuition: $42,920 (Boarding Student), $30,850 (Day Student)

Graduation to a 4-year College: 99%

 

Holy Ghost Preparatory School

2429 Bristol Pike, Bensalem

Total Students: 517; Senior Class: 128

Student/Faculty Ratio: 10/1

Avg. SAT Score: Math - 630, Verbal - 610, Writing - 620

Tuition: $15,400

Graduation to a 4-year College: 100%

 

Middle Earth Academy

299 Jacksonville Road, Warminster

Total Students: 50; Senior Class: 10

Student/Faculty Ratio: 8/1

Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable

Tuition: Unavailable

Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable

 

Plumstead Christian School

5765 Old Easton Road, Plumsteadville

Total Students: 152; Senior Class: 34

Student/Faculty Ratio: 8/1

Avg. SAT Score: Math - 551, Verbal - 559, Writing - 562

Tuition: $10,050

Graduation to a 4-year College: 81%

 

Solebury School

6832 Phillips Mill Road, New Hope

Total Students: 220; Senior Class: 42

Student/Faculty Ratio: 6/1

Avg. SAT Score: Math - 564, Verbal - 541, Writing - 555

Tuition: $42,900 (Boarding), $28,900 (Day)

Graduation to a 4-year College: 98%

 

Villa Joseph Marie High School

1180 Holland Road, Holland

Total Students: 385; Senior Class: 88

Student/Faculty Ratio: 12/1

Avg. SAT Score: Math - 552, Verbal - 563, Writing - 602

Tuition: $10,250

Graduation to a 4-year College: 100%

 

CHESTER COUNTY

CFS - The School at Church Farm

1001 E. Lincoln Hwy., Exton

Total Students: 174; Senior Class: 30

Student/Faculty Ratio: 5/1

Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable

Tuition: $25,000 (Boarding), $15,000 (Day)

Graduation to a 4-year College: 100%

 

Coventry Christian Schools

962 E. Schuylkill Road, Pottstown

Total Students: 353 students; Senior Class: 22

Student/Faculty Ratio: 8/1

Avg. SAT Score: Math - 566, Verbal - 570, Writing - 559

Tuition: $6,840

Graduation to a 4-year College: 95%

 

Delaware Valley Friends School

19 E. Central Ave., Paoli

Total Students: 187; Senior Class: 45

Student/Faculty Ratio: 6/1

Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable

Tuition: $35,200

Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable

 

Upattinas School

429 Greenridge Road, Glenmoore

Total Students: 93; Senior Class: 26

Student/Faculty Ratio: 11/1

Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable

Tuition: $13,020

Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable

 

Valley Christian School

200 Airport Road, Coatesville

Total Students: 100; Senior Class: 6

Student/Faculty Ratio: 10/1

Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable

Tuition: Unavailable

Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable

 

Villa Maria Academy High School

370 Old Lincoln Highway, Malvern

Total Students: 454; Senior Class: 110

Student/Faculty Ratio: 8/1

Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable

Tuition: $14,100

Graduation to a 4-year College: 100%

 

DELAWARE COUNTY

Academy-Notre Dame De Namur

560 Sproul Road, Villanova

Total Students: 515; Senior Class: 94

Student/Faculty Ratio: 7/1

Avg. SAT Score: Math – 530/640, Verbal – 530/630, Writing – 550/670

Tuition- $18,700

Graduation to a 4-year College: 100%

 

Archbishop John Carroll High School

211 Matson Ford Road, Radnor

Total Students: 986; Senior Class: 226

Student/Faculty Ratio: 20/1

Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable

Tuition: $5,350

Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable

 

Archbishop Prendergast High School

401 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill

Total Students: 834; Senior Class: 182

Student/Faculty Ratio: 23/1

Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable

Tuition: $4,860

Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable

 

Cardinal O’Hara High School

1701 South Sproul Road, Springfield

Total Students: 1,917; Senior Class: 459

Student/Faculty Ratio: 20/1

Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable

Tuition: $5,130

Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable

 

Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

480 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr

Total Students: 395 (Total), 180 (High School); Senior Class: 49

Student/Faculty Ratio: 7/1

Avg. SAT Score: Math - 595, Verbal - 600, Writing - 610

Tuition: $7,500 - $14,995

Graduation to a 4-year College: 100%

 

Delaware County Christian School

462 Malin Road, Newtown Square

Total Students: 333; Senior Class: 74

Student/Faculty Ratio: 14/1

Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable

Tuition: $11,880

Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable

 

Malvern Preparatory School

418 S. Warren Ave., Malvern

Total Students: 615 (Total), 475 (High School); Senior Class: 118

Student/Faculty Ratio: 8/1

Avg. SAT Score: Math - 620, Verbal - 597, Writing - 590

Tuition: $25,650

Graduation to a 4-year College: 100%

 

Monsignor Bonner High School

403 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill

Total Students: 910; Senior Class: 245

Student/Faculty Ratio: 22/1

Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable

Tuition: $5,350

Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable

 

Southside Baptist Academy

40 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Downingtown

Total Students: 126; Senior Class: 8

Student/Faculty Ratio: 10/1

Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable

Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable

 

The Phelps School

583 Sugartown Road, Malvern

Total Students: 148; Senior Class: 45

Student/Faculty Ratio: 5/1

Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable

Tuition: $21,250

Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable

 

West Chester Christian School

1237 Paoli Pike, West Chester

Total Students: 153; Senior Class: 12

Student/Faculty Ratio: 9/1

Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable

Tuition: Unavailable

Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable

 

West-Mont Christian Academy

873 S. Hanover St., Pottstown

Total Students: 376; Senior Class: 29

Student/Faculty Ratio: 14/1

Avg. SAT Score: Math + Verbal - 1650

Tuition: $6,300

Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable

 

Westtown School

975 Westtown Road, West Chester

Total Students: 782 (Total), 394 (High School); Senior Class: 110

Student/Faculty Ratio: 7/1

Avg. SAT Score: Math - 570/710, Verbal - 560/680, Writing - 570/690

Tuition: $43,730 (Boarding),

$27,480 (Day)

Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Abington Friends School
575 Washington Lane, Jenkintown
Total Students: 258; Senior Class: 65
Student/Faculty Ratio: 8/1
Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable
Tuition: $25,900
Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable
 
Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools
2815 Huntingdon Pike, Bryn Athyn
Total Students: 220; Senior Class: 38 (Boys), 36 (Girls)
Student/Faculty Ratio: 8/1
Avg. SAT Score: Math - 585, Verbal - 571, Writing - 566
Tuition: $17,961 (Boarding), $12,601 (Day)
Graduation to a 4-year College: 96
 
The Baldwin School
701 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr
Total Students: 560 (Total), 193 (High School); Senior Class: 51
Student/Faculty Ratio: 7/1
Avg. SAT Score: Math - 580/710, Verbal - 590/700, Writing - 600/730
Tuition: $27,000 - $28,000
Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable
 
Bishop McDevitt High School
125 Royal Ave., Wyncote
Total Students: 718; Senior Class: 190
Student/Faculty Ratio: 21/1
Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable
Tuition: $5,350 (Catholic), $6,450 (Non-Catholic)
Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable
 
Calvary Baptist School
1380 S. Valley Forge Road, Lansdale
Total Students: 87; Senior Class: 28
Student/Faculty Ratio: 12/1
Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable
Tuition: $4,189
Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable
 
Christopher Dock Mennonite High School
1000 Forty Foot Road, Lansdale
Total Students: 418; Senior Class: 102
Student/Faculty Ratio: 15/1
Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable
Tuition: $13,950
Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable
 
Friends’ Central School
1101 City Ave., Wynnewood
Total Students: 379; Senior Class: 93
Student/Faculty Ratio: 9/1
Avg. SAT Score: Math - 649, Verbal - 669, Writing - 666
Tuition: $25,400
Graduation to a 4-year College: 100%
 
Germantown Academy
340 Morris Road, Fort Washington
Total Students: 485; Senior Class: 117
Student/Faculty Ratio: 8/1
Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable
Tuition: $22,855
Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable
 
Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School
1345 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley
Total Students: 395; Senior Class: 90
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13/1
Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable
Tuition: $13,500
Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable
 
Haverford School
450 Lancaster Ave., Haverford
Total Students: 935; Senior Class: 85
Student/Faculty Ratio: 9/1
Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable
Tuition: $19,950 - $29,900
Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable
 
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
223 N. Highland Ave., Merion Station
Total Students: 314; Senior Class: 68
Student/Faculty Ratio: 6/1
Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable
Tuition: $23,700
Graduation to a 4-year College: 100%
 
Kennedy Kenrick Catholic High School
250 E. Johnson Hwy., Norristown
Total Students: 570; Senior Class: 145
Student/Faculty Ratio: 18/1
Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable
Tuition: $4,860
Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable


Lansdale Catholic High School
700 Lansdale Ave., Lansdale
Total Students: 824; Senior Class: 222
Student/Faculty Ratio: 21/1
Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable
Tuition: $5,350
Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable

La Salle College High School
8605 Cheltenham Ave., Wyndmoor
Total Students: 1,040; Senior Class: 248
Student/Faculty Ratio: 10/1
Avg. SAT Score: Math - 615, Verbal - 602, Writing - 601
Tuition: $17,200
Graduation to a 4-year College: 100%

Merion Mercy Academy
511 Montgomery Ave., Merion Station
Total Students: 481; Senior Class: 116
Student/Faculty Ratio: 8/1
Avg. SAT Score: Math - 500/620, Verbal - 530/640, Writing - 570/670
Tuition: $14,150
Graduation to a 4-year College: 100%

Mount Saint Joseph Academy
120 Wissahickon Ave, Flourtown
Total Students: 557; Senior Class: 137
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13/1
Avg. SAT Score: Math - 612, Verbal - 622, Writing - 646
Tuition: $13,400
Graduation to a 4-year College: 100%

Philadelphia-Montgomery Christian Academy
35 Hillcrest Ave., Erdenheim
Total Students: 342 (Total), 141 (High School); Senior Class: 39
Student/Faculty Ratio: 9/1
Avg. SAT Score: Math - 560, Verbal - 560, Writing - 544
Tuition: $11,295
Graduation to a 4-year College: 100%

St. Basil Academy
711 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown
Total Students: 415; Senior Class: 107
Student/Faculty Ratio: 9/1
Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable
Tuition: $9,400
Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable

St. Pius X High School
844 N. Keim St., Pottstown
Total Students: 553; Senior Class: 148
Student/Faculty Ratio: 20/1
Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable
Tuition: $4,620
Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable

The Shipley School
814 Yarrow St., Bryn Mawr
Total Students: 833 (Total), 328 (High School); Senior Class: 85
Student/Faculty Ratio: 7/1
Avg. SAT Score: Math - 647, Verbal - 633, Writing - 645
Tuition: $28,995
Graduation to a 4-year College: 100%

Wyncote Academy
7920 Washington Lane, Wyncote
Total Students: 77 (Total), 63 (High School); Senior Class: 26
Student/Faculty Ratio: 8/1
Avg. SAT Score: Unavailable
Tuition: $23,000
Graduation to a 4-year College: Unavailable

 

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