The Crefeld School

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Basic Information

Address: 8836 Crefeld Street, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Phone Number: 2152425545
President: Dr. George Zeleznik, EdD
School Type: 7th-12th grade, gender inclusive, independent school, progressive education school

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Additional Information

Founded: 1970
School Size: 100
Classroom Size: 6-12
Student/Teacher Ratio: ~5:1

varies by grade, please see website

Financial Aid:

available for all grades

Support Services:

Extensive, highly individualized College Counseling; Learning Support; Emotional Support.

Computer Capabilities:

All students are required to have a laptop or web notebook. Chromebooks are given to each Middle School student; Upper School students are required to bring their own device.

School Clubs:

Basketball Team (all grades, gender inclusive); Black Student Union; Glee Club; Sunrise Movement Chapter

Uniform Guidelines:

No uniforms.

Mission Statement:

The Crefeld School graduates self-aware, empathetic, lifelong learners, who possess an appreciation for diverse perspectives, their role in society, and their ability to act as agents of change.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The Crefeld School envisions a world in which all students understand their inherent worth as individuals and their ability and obligation to powerfully impact society.

Crefeld's Values:

Trust-based system Everyone at Crefeld is a member of the community. As members of this community, trust is essential to our functioning in everything we do.

Commitment to social justice We believe it is our responsibility to do what we can to eliminate bias based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, political affiliation, national origin, or disability.

Diversity, equity and inclusion Crefeld is committed to building a culture that respects and embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are critical for advancing knowledge, sparking innovation, and creating sustainable communities.

Strength-based approach At Crefeld, we celebrate what students do well every day and help develop compensation strategies for areas of growth.

Embrace individuality Through the advisory system, each student is recognized as an individual and has a well-supported designated advocate monitoring their education at Crefeld.