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Fall Festival – October 12, 2019

Join us for our annual FALL FESTIVAL! Enjoy a great autumn day with friends & family, Past and present of WHS. There will be a bounce house, face painting, a balloon artist & so much more! We will have pumpkin decorating, a petting zoo & pony rides too! Food and drinks provided. Buy your tickets below! Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:30AM – 1:30PM Purchase
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The West Hill’s Playscape is now a Certified Nature Explore Classroom!

PRESS RELEASE July 31, 2019 – Before the children arrive, when you look out over The West Hill School’s Sallie S. Teaf Playscape, it is easy to see the tranquil beauty and feel the peaceful calm of this exquisite 2.5 acres nestled in the Rosemont suburb of Philadelphia. This beautiful landscape, with its grassy hill, boulder circles and bird blind, welcomes nature in all
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New Child & Parent/Guardian Orientation September 6, 2019

Friday, September 6 9:30am-10:30am. Please refer to summer mailings for details.


Playdate on the Playscape – 10/24/19!!!

We are proud to introduce our new Playscape (nature playground) to our community at a playdate  Thursday, October 24, 2019  12:30pm-1:30pm  This event is for children 1 1/2 – 3 years old This event is rain or shine. Attire: Rain boots and play clothes  Come take a tour of our school and meet our teachers To view photos of our playscape visit our Gallery Click
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WHS Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

Summer Camp


WHS children get a chance to show off their art work at WHS Family night!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 – WHS held its annual Winter Family Night by hosting an Art Show at the School! Families were invited to tour the “Art Gallery” and also participated in various art projects pertaining to famous artists such as Eric Carle and Jackson Pollock from 5pm-6:30pm. Check out photos: http://www.thewesthillschool.org/gallery/  


Joy For Sox

**JOY OF SOX** HOLIDAY DRIVE**SOCK TREE  WHS conducted a holiday drive until December 12. Families donated new men’s, women’s and children’s socks for the homeless and needy. For more information: https://thejoyofsox.org/


New Playscape Construction

  Rain, rain go away…. We are very excited that our Playscape construction is underway. We sincerely appreciate the donation from current and former parents, staff and board. We are still welcoming donations of any amount! Thank you for your patience as we move forward with this project and are excited to have our children experience this engaging and fun nature-inspired environment!


Parent Perspective on Playscape 2018

“The Playscape Project has been in process for a number of years and has already involved a lot of time and effort by the Board of The West Hill School, committees of the Board, the current Head of School, the former Head of School, the current staff, the former staff, the alumni families and the local neighbors. One thing that has struck us all
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2018 Campaign “Play it Forward”

  The Playscape is an imaginatively arranged, nature-inspired learning and play environment that nurtures the wonder and awe that only nature can inspire! In today’s world of digital overload, experts agree that children, especially those in the first five years of their lives, require a developmentally appropriate balance of “screen and green” experiences to grow up happy and healthy. With it’s 14 intentionally designed
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