Boarding Schools Solebury School
|New Hope, PA
Solebury School is ideally located 65 miles from New York City and 35 miles from Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania suburb of New Hope. It was founded in 1925, by 4 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.
Solebury School’s mission is to create an environment of educational excellence that prepares students for success in college and beyond. In the Solebury community, we strongly value academic and intellectual challenge, creative and independent thinking, mutual respect between students and teachers, and deep respect for each individual. By remaining small and disposing of some of the formalities that traditionally separate students and faculty, we create a culture of mutual respect within our community.
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’s curriculum is highlighted by an academic theme, giving teachers and students’ common experiences to work on and promoting interdisciplinary learning. We seek to enroll students who are academically successful, passionate, curious, and engaged about learning.
Leadership. Student involvement in the community happens in a variety of ways. Students may step up to lead any of the clubs on campus, they may become inspired to take on a project and get their peers involved, or they may be selected by the faculty to serve on one of our many campus groups such as Academic Committee, Community Council, Diversity Committee, Peer Tutors, and others.
Clubs. Clubs offer students the opportunity to discover and learn, to demonstrate leadership, to connect with students and faculty with common interests, and to help both Solebury and the larger community. There is a period each day where different clubs meet. Many of the clubs have formed over the years as a result of student interest.
Top colleges attended by students
Carnegie-Mellon University, Centenary College, Drexel University, Babson College, Bard College, The George Washington University, New York University, Northwestern University, Purdue University, Quinnipiac University, Vanderbilt University, Vassar College
What the school looks for in students…
“We seek to enroll students who are academically successful, passionate, curious, and engaged about learning.”