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Episcopal Academy, The
1785 Bishop White Drive    
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania  19073  
Private/Independent School
Coed Day k 12 1224 students


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Founded in 1785, The Episcopal Academy is an independent college preparatory school for more than 1,200 boys and girls from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade in Lower, Middle, and Upper School in Newtown Square, PA. The school was founded by the Right Reverend William White, first Episcopal Bishop of Pennsylvania. Among its charter trustees were leading citizens of Philadelphia and signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. A nonprofit organization, the Academy is affiliated with the Episcopal Diocese of Philadelphia and governed by a 32member self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. Many of the schools 3900 living alumni belong to the Alumni Society, and parents assist in fund-raising and other service activities. The Episcopal Academy is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Pennsylvania Association of Private Academic Schools. 

We are committed to diversity and serve the urban, suburban, and rural communities of the greater Philadelphia area, Delaware and New Jersey.

General Information
Founded 1785
_Independent, co-educational day, pre-kindergarten through 12
_Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Pennsylvania Association of Private Academic Schools
_Member of the National Association of Independent Schools
_Member of the National Association of College Admission Counselors and complies with the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice
_Total enrollment: 1,224
_Senior class enrollment: 127
_Total faculty: 180; average class size: 15

College Entrance
_100% of graduates attend four-year colleges.

Academic Information
_SAT Means – SAT Math average: 643, SAT Critical Reading average: 625, SAT Writing average: 644
_Student / Teacher ratio – 7:1
_Semester marking system
_High Honors: average of A- or better
_Honors: average of B or better
_AP courses in English, French, Spanish, Latin (Vergil), Latin (Catullus and Horace), AB calculus, BC calculus, statistics, computer science AB, biology, chemistry, physics, studio art, music theory, European history, U.S. history, and macroeconomics
_Honors courses in physics, mathematics, U.S. government and politics, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Greek, art, and photography
_Semester electives in English, history, psychology, religion, science, computer science, music, art, dance, and theater

_Students of color make up 20% of the school population
_Community Outreach And Service Learning
_84% of Episcopal Upper School students participate in one of the country’s largest secondary-school volunteer programs. Episcopal partners with more than 30 organizations both in Philadelphia and overseas. School sanctioned programs include: University City Hospitality Coalition, Broad Street Ministry, Project H.O.M.E., West Philadelphia Alliance for Children, Katie-at-the-Bat, Episcopal Community Services, The Mika Foundation (Tanzania), and many more.

_Upper and Middle School students attend Chapel every other day; Lower School students attend once every six days. The service celebrates the Episcopalian heritage while welcoming all faiths.
Diversity Mission Statement