Mission and History of The Crefeld School
The Crefeld School is an independent, coeducational day school serving grades seven through twelve. We are accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. As a progressive school, we prepare all of our graduates for continuing education, citizenship in a democracy, and productive lives. We embrace a diverse community in which all members are safe, respected and valued; and we believe that in actively promoting this type of learning environment, we are fostering intellectual, social, and emotional growth for all. We celebrate the varied appearances, abilities, perspectives, and values characterized by our community.
The Crefeld School provides an educational setting that fosters academic success, strong personal relationships, and personal growth. Through direct and constant involvement, dialogue between students and teachers is kept vital and personal. The school’s total enrollment is approximately 100 students with class sizes averaging between seven and fifteen.
The Crefeld School was established in 1970 and is located in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia on four acres that border the Wissahickon section of Fairmount Park. The campus includes the main school building, a playing field, a gymnasium, a theater for drama and dance, and art studios with facilities for studio art, painting and drawing, and glassblowing.