A Catholic Private Education in Cheltenham Township


Ancillae-Assumpta Academy is a private, co-educational, Catholic school sponsored by the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  The Academy is located on a ten-acre campus in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, a suburb outside of Philadelphia. Once the estate of Saturday Evening Post editor George Horace Lorimer, the property welcomed Herbert Hoover, Norman Rockwell, and Agatha Christie as guests. It's no wonder that the Academy feels a special responsibility to value the diversity and creative abilities of our students, continuing the legacy of those who came before us and were part of the Academy’s past.

The committed faculty provides a supportive foundation for nurturing and fostering the students’ personal and educational growth and development.  The student body of pre-school through grade eight is from fifteen school districts from Montgomery, Bucks, and Philadelphia counties within a twenty-mile radius of the Academy.  The steadily maintained enrollment continues to bring a group of diverse and promising children.  Graduates of the Academy attend a wide variety of area high schools, often choosing the most outstanding private and independent schools available. A strong sense of family, participation, and commitment supports these students throughout their journey at Ancillae-Assumpta Academy.

The curriculum emphasizes the development of strong academic skills, utilizing an integrative curricular model. Through this interdisciplinary structure, content goals, which are consistent with current research and standards, are communicated and assessed. Our 1:1 device program promotes a personalized and authentic learning experience. Our service learning curriculum, school-wide sustainability efforts, local community partnerships, and student government program cultivate civic engagement in and out of the classroom. The faculty is committed to flexible learning environments and differentiated instruction to support the success of all learners and to optimize their learning opportunities and outcomes.

In addition to the most up-to-date instructional areas and classrooms, the Academy houses three science labs, a STEM lab, a MIDI lab, six studios for private music instruction, an art studio and kiln area, a computer graphics area, an auditorium, cafeteria, gym, school chapel, and a fully equipped library. The outdoor facilities are comprised of an outdoor classroom and gardens, two playground areas, a nature path, and an athletic field with a spectator area.

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