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Solebury School

Solebury School is a coeducational private boarding traditional school for students in grades 7 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural

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Overview

Solebury School says

Solebury School is a co-ed private boarding and day school located on a 90-acre bucolic campus in New Hope, PA (Bucks County), with 230 students in graded 7 - 12. Solebury School offers Honors and AP courses, electives in the sciences and humanities, and strong art, theater, sports and community service programs encourage our students to develop all their skills and talents.

Solebury School was founded in 1925 by four teachers whose shared vision was to create an environment that would foster good learning relationships, in which there would be a close connection between teachers and students, in which there would be a respectful exchange of opinions and ideas, and in which the student would be well prepared for both college and their real-world responsibilities and pursuits.

Students come to Solebury School from local Bucks County, Hunterdon Counties, Mercer County and the surrounding area and from as many as eight states and seven foreign countries. Honors and AP Courses offered in every discipline. We offer about 100 electives as well as opportunity for independent study. The talented and dedicated faculty include 46 teachers, 23 of whom hold advanced degrees. Twenty-seven faculty members and administrators reside on campus.

Location: 65 miles from New York City and 35 miles from Philadelphia. There are Merit Scholarships & Need-based aid available.

The facility includes boys and girls dormitories, The Abbe Science Center, with state-of-the-art math and science classrooms, the library, which offers a wide range of campus and online resources, the recently renovated Music Center, the Crib that serves as a meeting room and student center, the newly renovated student quiet lounge, the John D. Brown Athletic Center, opened in 2007, and includes the gymnasium, fitness center, weight training room, wrestling/dance/aerobics room, men's home & visiting team locker rooms, women's home & visiting team locker rooms, Athletic Director's office, lobby & showcase area, kitchen for events and snack sales, The Penney International Center with resources for ESL learning, and The Learning Skills Center. The school's Black Box Theater is a great place for young thespians and theater techies to take part in all aspects of theater production, and the Performing Arts Center provides a great space for assemblies and music concerts.

The English as a Second Language Program is a full year program to help students develop their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. The Learning Skills Program for students who possess average to above-average intelligence and need to strengthen their reading, writing, and language-related skills. Classes use multi-sensory Orton and Wilson models to teach phonological processing.

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Finance

Finance

Tuition

Grades Cost Term
High School $48,700 Annual

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (215) 862-5261
Email
  [email protected]

Entrance Requirements

  • SSAT

Academics

Academics

Test Scores

1900 25th percentile score for the SAT Composite

1490 75th percentile score for the SAT Composite

1711 Average score for the SAT Composite

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 233
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
7 14
8 14
9 42
10 50
11 59
12 54

Solebury School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Solebury School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 6 : 1
Average Class Size 10
Gender 53% Male / 47% Female
Dress Code Casual
Percent Boarding 40%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 78%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 3%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Black or African American 9%
Asian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Extracurriculars

  • Amnesty International
  • Environmental Club/ Environmental Awareness Association
  • Literary Magazine
  • Peer Mentoring and Support
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga

Associations & Memberships

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

Other school associations

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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