The Crefeld School provides a challenging, individualized educational program and environment for bright, sensitive, and creative students in grades 7-12. 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.
Founded in 1970, The Crefeld Schools mission is to pioneer a progressive learning community for secondary school students. Crefelds primary strategies for student success are personal attention, flexible and creative approaches to problem-solving, focus on demonstration of essential skills and knowledge, and respect for both individual and community values. Crefeld is located in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. The school is housed in two buildings, utilizing the historic Highfields mansion, originally built for the Rex family. They are located on a beautiful campus that borders the Wissahickon portion of the Fairmount Park system, which is often used as a resource in science, physical education, and other classes.
As a progressive school, we promote the actively engaged citizenry of our student body. We do this with an enriched, independent curriculum with opportunities for experiential learning, collaborative learning, interdisciplinary learning, research, inquiry, and writing.