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Chestnut Hill Academy

500 W Willow Grove Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118-4198

Phone:
(215) 247-4700
ext1135

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

Day in the Life

General School Mission

CHA's single-sex program is unique in the area. CHA teachers are intimately aware of the learning differences between boys and girls. Our program is tailored to the educational and social needs and strengths of boys. Our highly-enriched pre-k program includes special music, p.e, and science classes as well as exceptional field trips.
Our goal is that boys should leave Lower School with a strong set of basic skills, with extensive background knowledge and the ability to locate, organize and use information effectively.

A Typical Day

A typical day includes:
Morning Arrival Routine
Morning Meeting (Circle)
Centers
Music/ PE
Snack
Recess
Science
Noon Dismissal
Afternoon:
Lunch
Rest
Recess
Centers

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year