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Episcopal Academy

School rating 4 / 5 by

1785 Bishop White Drive Newtown Square PA 19073 United States
PK to 12th


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The size of class always remains a reasonable size, I would say my largest class was 20 people. For students (high school esp.) who sign up for more classes or harder classes, there is a greater work load; its as much work as you make it to be. Teachers hold office hours for students who need help and generally are very helpful.

College Counseling

I had a great college counselor, whom I got to know very very well and....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

One of the important features of Episcopal is playing sports, each trimester students must participate....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

Episcopal is now moving to a bigger and better campus, so I can't say much about it, but it looks great and will be beneficial to the future students....

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