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Private Matters
Why a private school education could be ideal for both children and their families.

by Staff

Archmere Academy

  • Tuition - $30,900
  • Students enrolled - 529
  • Student-to-teacher ratio - 10:1

We consider Archmere to be a hidden gem right across the Commodore Barry Bridge. The school offers everything we wanted for our three children—opportunities to engage with inspired faculty and motivated students in the classroom, to compete in multiple sports, and to participate in a variety of clubs and leadership activities. ~Parents Tim and Lynn Benson, Mullica Hill

Doane Academy

  • Tuition - PreK-2 ($14,750) 3-5 ($17,200) 6-8 ($19,500)
  • Students enrolled - 244
  • Student-to-teacher ratio - 6:1

The distinct nature of Doane Academy starts with our mission, which states that individuals at Doane are ‘known, loved, and strongly encouraged to discover their unique potential.’ We are able to bring that mission to life by offering programs to our students that serve to support our school culture and values.” ~George Sanderson, head of school

Moorestown Friends

  • Tuition -  $10,400 - $34,500
  • Student Enrollment -  622
  • Student-to-teacher ratio -  6:1

At Moorestown Friends, we find that families place great weight on our foundational Quaker values. Our community is always ready to welcome new students from any background or belief system, and we cherish new talents and perspectives. Every student, no matter how long they’ve been a part of the school community, is seen and appreciated for who they are.~Mike Schlotterbeck, director of marketing and communications

Our Lady of Mercy Academy

  • Tuition - $12,900
  • Students enrolled - 225
  • Student-to-teacher ratio - 10:1

From the Big/Little program to Sisterhood Days, from holiday parties to class competitions, campus life at OLMA is full of spirited traditions that give our students a chance to strengthen friendships while having fun.” ~Nicole Donovan, director of admissions

Padua Academy

  • Tuition - $15,936
  • Students enrolled - 443
  • Student-to-teacher ratio -1:9

“No one has been nor will ever be just a number at Padua; we will never leave any student behind and families have clearly received that message. And I think our longevity as a private, all-girls, Catholic School speaks volumes. … With that longevity comes a great responsibility that has manifested itself in a strong community that serves as its own version of LinkedIn for our current students and graduates.” ~Jennifer Bell, communications coordinator

Westfield Friends

  • Tuition costs for the 2022-2023 school year - $9,000 - $19,995
  • Student-to-teacher ratio - 6:1
  • Student Enrollment - 153

Westfield creates a bright academic environment for their students—a setting designed with integrity, intentionality, and imagination. Small classes are led by engaged teachers who cultivate a sense of wonder and an appetite for complexity. This is a place where learning becomes an adventure.” ~Lily Taylor, director of communications and development

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 6.
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