Welcome to The Crefeld School, the only secondary school of progressive education in the greater Philadelphia region. Thank you for taking the time to explore our website and learn more about our community.
Guided by the common principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools, and committed to progressive education, Crefeld embraces experiential education. When you walk around our beautiful campus, you will notice that education is alive in every classroom and students are actively engaged in their learning.
Through our Community Service Learning program - where all students, every Wednesday, give back to the greater good - Crefeld promotes being a critically engaged citizen.
Our students understand their role in society and how they can make a difference.
Our students come from all over the Philadelphia region and bring the richness of their own neighborhoods to school every day. We celebrate varied perspectives, and work towards the common goal of developing competencies for higher education and life beyond Crefeld.
I invite you to take a closer look at Crefeld. This website will inform you about our people and programs. To learn more about Crefeld, come to one of our Open House events. I look forward to sharing more about our school with you.
George Zeleznik, EdD
Head of School
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