The Haverford School is a selective private, non-sectarian, all-boys college preparatory day school, junior kindergarten through grade twelve. Founded in 1884 as The Haverford College Grammar School, it is located in Haverford, nine miles northwest of Philadelphia, on the Main Line; the school was founded in 1884 at the request of Alexander and Lois Cassatt as The Haverford College Grammar School. Affiliated with neighboring Haverford College, in 1903 the school became independent, changed its name to The Haverford School, moved to its current location across Railroad Avenue from the college; the school is now nonsectarian. The Haverford School is a member of the Inter Academic Athletic Association, the country's oldest inter-scholastic academic conference. Haverford fields sixteen interscholastic sports; these include: crew, cross-country, golf and water polo in the Fall. Haverford is known for its long running rivalry with fellow Inter-Academic League member Episcopal Academy; the two schools have competed annually since 1889 in Haverford-EA Day, a day of competition occurring each November.
The winner is determined by who wins more of the day's five events: cross-country, water polo, soccer and football. In the event of a tie, victory goes to the incumbent champion; each year's winner is allowed to keep "the sweater", a hybrid garment split between each school's colors onto which years indicating victory are embroidered. The Haverford School is located ten miles from Center City Philadelphia; the school has ten buildings, including an Upper School building constructed in 2008 and an alumni gathering space unveiled as Nostrant Pavilion in 2012. Academic facilities include eighty classrooms, two libraries with a combined 40,000 volumes, eleven science and five computer labs, two auditoriums, two theaters, ten art and nine music studios; the school has three gymnasiums, three turf and one grass athletic fields, four tennis courts, a twenty-five meter pool, four squash courts, a rubberized outside track, a fitness center, an off-campus crew boathouse in Conshohocken. Before the construction of the Conshohocken boathouse, the school's crew team was associated with Undine Barge Club in Boathouse Row.
Haverford School is accessed by SEPTA bus routes 105 and 106. These routes connect with several other routes in the area such as 44, 103 among others; the Paoli-Thorndale Regional Rail line can be accessed at Haverford Station. The Norristown High Speed Line's Haverford Station is a 0.5 mile. Many students who live out of the immediate area get to school by one of these bus routes from Philadelphia. For those students who live in Philadelphia, SEPTA provides them with free weekly bus transpasses. Haverford's sister schools are the Baldwin School in the Agnes Irwin School; the three schools hold several academic and community service events together across the Philadelphia region. The duo's rivals are sibling schools the Episcopal Academy. In athletics and Agnes Irwin celebrate EA Day, in which both school's athletic teams compete with those of the coeducational Episcopal Academy. Unlike the Episcopal Academy and Chestnut Hill and Haverford do not have a unified upper school, classes in grades 9-12 remain single sex.
The Haverford School has notable alumni in the arts, sciences and business, including Maxfield Parrish, Ronald Perelman, John Hickenlooper, Smedley Butler, Steve Sabol, Jennifer Finney Boylan, John S. Middleton. Charles Sumner Crosman, 1884–1912 Edwin Mood Wilson, 1912–1937 Cornelius B. Boocock, 1937–1942 Leslie R. Severinghaus, 1942–1965 Kenneth Kingham, 1965-1966 Davis R. Parker, 1966–1987 William Boulton Dixon, 1987–1992 Joseph P. Healey, 1992–1998 Joseph T. Cox, 1998–2013 John A. Nagl, 2013 A History of the Haverford School by Headmaster Joseph Cox "Building Better Men", Huffington Post blog.
The Baldwin School
The Baldwin School is a PK–12 girls private school in Bryn Mawr, United States. It was founded in 1888 by Florence Baldwin; the school occupies a 19th-century resort hotel designed by Victorian architect Frank Furness, a landmark of the Philadelphia Main Line. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 27, 1979. Baldwin's brother school is the Haverford School, in nearby Haverford; the two schools are regarded as the premier single-sex schools in the Philadelphia area, compete with the Brunswick/Greenwich duo in Connecticut. Locally, Baldwin/Haverford compete with many schools, such as Springside/Chestnut Hill and the Episcopal Academy, both in academics and athletics. In 1888, Florence Baldwin founded "Miss Baldwin's School for Girls, Preparatory for Bryn Mawr College" in her mother's house at the corner of Montgomery and Morris Avenues in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; the first class was composed of thirteen girls. The second Bryn Mawr Hotel was designed by Furness, Evans & Company and built in 1890-91.
It is a five-story, "L" shaped stone-and-brick building in a Renaissance Revival / châteauesque style. It features a large semi-circular section at the main entrance, topped by finial, it has a steeply pitched red roof with a variety of dormers, towers and skylights. In 1896, The Baldwin School began leasing the Bryn Mawr Hotel during the winter months for use as a dormitory for its boarding students, they leased it year-round beginning in 1912. In 1922, the school purchased the building and the surrounding 25 acres for $240,000. Today the school has made many additions to "The Residence", as it is called, but has maintained the elegance of the original building, it is now used for the dining hall, many art studios, a black box, apartments for faculty and staff, music classes, an Early Childhood Center. It has many lounge areas for students and others. A two-story science building opened in 1961; the Upper and Middle Schools inhabit the three-story Schoolhouse, built in 1926. It was renovated in 1997.
The Middle School on the third floor was renovated again in the summer of 2018. Grades 1-5 are housed in the Lower School building, completed in 1974. Changes have been made, for instance, painting the walls bright colors, to make it a warmer learning environment for the younger girls. Renovations completed in 2014 to "The Residence" support the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes. In 2015, a performing arts center was built called The Simpson Center, which can be used for many different events; the school formally opened a new athletic center in 2008. It has a six-lane swimming pool, three-lane jogging track, 4 squash courts, fitness center, multipurpose meeting/activity space, it is accompanied by a practice field. $2.8 million in scholarships is distributed annually to 28% of the students. The average grant awarded was $18,261. Students of color represent 40% of the student body; the Baldwin School is not religiously associated. Twenty six percent of the Class of 2014 attended Ivy League institutions.
Twenty seven percent of the Class of 2015 was recognized by the National Merit® Scholarship Program. Thirty two percent of the Class of 2018 went on to attend Ivy League institutions. Baldwin has a high percentage of graduates majoring and working in math and science fields, about 1/3 greater than the national average for women. In 2014, 28 % of the graduates pursued a degree in engineering. Baldwin's music education begins in the Lower School. Students receive twice weekly music classes and sing in weekly choruses in Grades 3-5. Students perform in musical plays once a year. In Middle School, chorus and classes in guitar and hand bell are available. In Upper School, ensembles include a jazz band, classical chamber music ensemble Firenze, two hand bell choirs, select a cappella vocal ensemble Baldwin B-Flats, select singing ensemble Eliza-B-thans and an orchestra; each ensemble is featured during multiple evening concerts throughout the year. The Middle School Chorus participates annually in the Music in the Parks competition at Hershey Park in May.
At the 2014 competition, the Middle School Chorus received a Superior rating and the Best Overall Middle School Chorus trophy for their performances. Every three years, the Upper School ensembles take a week and a half performance tour to a destination abroad. Past destinations include Vienna, Tuscany, Budapest, Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen, Denmark; the Baldwin Conservatory offers weekly private instruction on piano, violin, flute, saxophone, trumpet, guitar, ukulele and harp. The Baldwin Conservatory has had many accomplished musicians as faculty including pianist and composer Jean Paul Kürsteiner. In the 2013-14 school year: a student won a gold medal at Alliance for Young Artists & Writers's Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her dramatic script. A student placed 1st in the Monologue Competition at the Zak-Pac Convention for Performing Arts. Middle and Upper School drama students submitted plays to the Philadelphia Young Playwrights Festival and one student received a stage reading of her play as part of Pizza and Playwrights.
One student placed 2nd and another placed 3rd in the Philadelphia Young Playwrights’ Annual Play writing Festival. An excerpt from a student's original work was featured in an Off-Broadway Dramatic Reading Series at the ART. WRITE. NOW 2014 National Exhibition in June. A student was one of 30 American and international actors ages 12 to 19 who traveled to the Czech Republic to perform
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary is the seminary of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Named for Saint Charles Borromeo, it is located just outside the city, at City Avenue and Lancaster Pike, in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania; the seminary is accredited by both the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. It consists of four divisions: College, Graduate School of Theology and Permanent Diaconate. Potential candidates for the priesthood pursue a program which consists of a four-year liberal arts curriculum followed by a four-year curriculum within the professional school of theology; the seminary offers the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts. The current rector is the Most Reverend Timothy C. Senior and the current Vice Rector is Reverend Fr. Joseph Shenosky. St. Charles Borromeo Seminary was founded in 1832 by Bishop Francis Kenrick, the third Bishop of Philadelphia.
The seminary was located at the home of Bishop Kenrick on Fifth Street in Philadelphia. In 1838, it was chartered to grant academic degrees. Circumstances required the subsequent relocation of the seminary to the northwest corner of Fifth and Prune Streets to Saint Mary's Rectory on Fourth Street, to the southeast corner of Eighteenth and Race Streets in Philadelphia before moving, in 1871, to its present home in Overbrook. In 1863 Bishop James F. Wood made the first of three purchases of the property that today comprises the campus of Overbrook. In September, 1871, the preparatory college and theology divisions were reunited on the present campus. In December, 1875, the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception was formally dedicated by Archbishop Wood. Subsequent Archbishops of Philadelphia have initiated improvements on the Seminary campus. Archbishop Patrick J. Ryan began the building of the library. Archbishop Edmond Prendergast oversaw the building of a student residence hall. Dennis Cardinal Dougherty sponsored the construction of the college building.
John Cardinal O'Hara added an indoor swimming pool to the physical assets of the Seminary. In 1971, under the leadership of John Cardinal Krol, a residence hall and multi-purpose building dedicated to Saint John Vianney was constructed. In 2005, the Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua Research Center was established at the Ryan Memorial Library; the building was renovated in the process. The buildings that make up the current Theology Division along with the Ryan Memorial Library stand at the western end of campus; the Seminary College is located at the eastern end. For an eleven-year period the preparatory division of the seminary was located at Glen Riddle in Delaware County; the preparatory program consisted at that time of what is equivalent to today's last two years of high school and four years of college. The high school program was discontinued in 1968. In 1999, an alumnus praised St. Charles for its liturgical conservatism compared to some other US seminaries. After his successor, Cardinal Justin Francis Rigali, was named in 2003, Cardinal Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua, the former Archbishop of Philadelphia, lived here in his retirement.
Pope Francis stayed in St. Charles during his visit to Philadelphia in 2015. Ralph J. Gore: Presbyterian minister, Professor of Theology and former Dean of Erskine Theological Seminary, Army Chaplain Paul McNally: astronomer and former Dean of the Georgetown University School of Medicine Official website Seminary Library
Haverford College is a private liberal arts college in Haverford, Pennsylvania. All students of the college are undergraduates and nearly all reside on campus; the college was founded in 1833 by area members of the Orthodox Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends to ensure an education grounded in Quaker values for young Quaker men. Although the college no longer has a formal religious affiliation, Quaker philosophy still influences campus life. An all-male institution, Haverford began admitting female transfer students in the 1970s and became co-educational in 1980. More than half of Haverford's students are women. For most of the 20th century, Haverford's total enrollment was kept below 300, but the school went through two periods of expansion during and after the 1970s, its enrollment, as of 2018, is 1,353 students. Today Haverford offers its students a wide range of educational choices and considerable flexibility in choosing their areas of study or specialisation.
The college offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 31 majors across humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Haverford College is a member of the Tri-College Consortium, which allows students to register for courses at both Bryn Mawr College and Swarthmore College, it is a member of the Quaker Consortium which allows students to cross-register at the University of Pennsylvania. The college has produced, among others, 5 Nobel Prize Recipients, 6 Pulitzer Prize Recipients, 20 Rhodes Scholars, 104 Fulbright Scholars. In 1897, the students and faculty of Haverford voted to adopt an Honor Code to govern academic affairs. Since 1963, every student has been allowed to schedule her own final exams. Take-home examinations are common at Haverford; these exams may include strict instructions such as time limits, prohibitions on using assigned texts or personal notes, calculator usage. All students are bound to follow these instructions by the Code. Conceived as a code of academic honesty, the Honor Code had expanded by the 1970s to govern social interactions.
The code does not list specific rules of behavior, but rather emphasizes a philosophy of mutual trust and respect, as well as genuine engagement, that students are expected to follow. A student who feels that another has broken the Code, is encouraged not to look the other way but rather to confront and engage in a dialogue with the potential offender, before taking matters to an Honor Council which can help mediate the dispute. Student government officers administer the Code, all academic matters are heard by student juries. More severe matters are addressed by administrators. Abstracts from cases heard by students and joint administrative-student panels are distributed to all students by several means, including as print-outs in mailboxes; the trial abstracts are made anonymous by the use of pseudonyms who are characters from entertainment or history. Every student is required to sign a pledge agreeing to the Honor Code prior to matriculation; the Haverford Honor Code is student-run. The Code originated with a body of students who felt it necessary, current Haverford students administer and amend it every year.
Haverford offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 31 majors across humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. All departments require a senior thesis, project or research for graduation, many departments have junior-level seminar or year-long project such as in biology and chemistry; the college maintains a distribution requirement, spreading course work in all three areas of humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, in addition to major course works. In addition to majors and minors, Haverford offers concentrations in Africana studies, biophysics, computer science, East Asian studies, education and gender studies and society, Latin American and Iberian studies, mathematical economics and behavioral sciences, peace and human rights. Students may pursue pre-law or pre-business intentions through any major. Music students enjoy close proximity to Philadelphia's music tradition: the Philadelphia Orchestra and The Curtis Institute of Music, where students can receive discounted concert tickets and take on extra instrument or voice lessons.
Haverford's consortium relationship with Bryn Mawr and the University of Pennsylvania expands its course offerings. Haverford and Bryn Mawr have a close relationship, with over 2,000 students cross-registering between the two schools; the campuses are only 1 mile apart and a shuttle called the Blue Bus runs back and forth. Some departments, such as Religion and Music, are housed at Haverford, while others like Theatre and Growth and Structure of Cities are at Bryn Mawr. Students can major in these departments from both colleges. U. S. News deemed Haverford's admissions "most selective," with the class of 2022 acceptance rate being 18.7%. Applying for admission to the class of 2022 were 4,682 applicants. Of those admitted submitting such data, 96% were in the top 10% of their high school class; the median SAT scores were 760 for math. The median ACT composite score was 34. Of those admitted to the class of 2022, 50.1% identified as persons of color, 16% of those admitted were international students.
Haverford is tied for 11th among liberal arts colleges in the 2019 ranking by U. S News & World Report. Washington Monthly's ranking of colleges "based on their contribution to the public go
SEPTA Regional Rail
The SEPTA Regional Rail system is a commuter rail network serving the Philadelphia Metropolitan area. The system has 13 branches and more than 150 active stations in Philadelphia, its suburbs and satellite towns and cities, it is the fifth-busiest commuter railroad in the United States, the busiest outside of the New York and Chicago metropolitan areas. In 2016, the Regional Rail system had an average of 132,000 daily riders; the core of the Regional Rail system is the Center City Commuter Connection, an underground tunnel linking three Center City stations: the above-ground upper level of 30th Street Station, the underground Suburban Station, Jefferson Station. All trains stop at these Center City stations. Operations are handled by the SEPTA Railroad Division. Of the 13 branches, seven were owned and operated by the Pennsylvania Railroad, six by the Reading Company; the PRR lines terminated at Suburban Station. The Center City Commuter Connection opened in November 1984 to unite the two systems, turning the two terminal stations into through-stations.
Most inbound trains from one line continue on as outbound trains on another line. Service on most lines operates from 5:30 a.m. to midnight. Each PRR line was once paired with a Reading branch and numbered from R1 to R8, so that one route number described two lines, one on the PRR side and one on the Reading side; this was deemed more confusing than helpful, so on July 25, 2010, SEPTA dropped the R-number and color-coded route designators and changed dispatching patterns so fewer trains follow both sides of the same route. Former Pennsylvania Railroad linesAirport Line: terminates at the Philadelphia International Airport. Chestnut Hill West Line: terminates in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. Cynwyd Line: operates weekdays only; until 1986, trains continued on to Ivy Ridge station in northwestern Philadelphia. Media/Elwyn Line: terminates in Elwyn; until 1986, trains continued on to West Chester. SEPTA is in the process of restoring service to Wawa three miles west of Elwyn by 2020. Paoli/Thorndale Line: trains terminate at Malvern or Thorndale.
Until 1996, trains continued on to Parkesburg. In March 2019, SEPTA announced a plan to extend service to Coatesville three miles west of Thorndale, once a new train station is constructed. Trenton Line: terminates in Trenton, New Jersey; this line uses Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, offers a connection at Trenton to New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor Line for continued service to New York City. Wilmington/Newark Line: terminates in Wilmington, with some weekday trains continuing to Newark, Delaware; the Delaware Department of Transportation subsidizes Delaware service. This line runs on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. Former Reading Company linesChestnut Hill East Line: terminates in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. Fox Chase Line: terminates in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia; until 1983, connecting diesel trains continued to Newtown, Pennsylvania. Lansdale/Doylestown Line: terminates at Doylestown. On weekdays half of the local trains terminate at Lansdale while the remainder of the local trains, some expresses, continue on to Doylestown.
Manayunk/Norristown Line: terminates at Elm Street in Norristown. Warminster Line: terminates in Warminster. West Trenton Line: terminates at the West Trenton station in Ewing, New Jersey. There are 154 active stations on the Regional Rail system, including 51 in the city of Philadelphia, 42 in Montgomery County, 29 in Delaware County, 16 in Bucks County, 10 in Chester County, six outside the state of Pennsylvania. In 2003, passengers boarding in Philadelphia accounted for 61% of trips on a typical weekday, with 45% from the three Center City stations and Temple University station. SEPTA uses a mixed fleet of General Electric and Hyundai Rotem "Silverliner" electric multiple unit cars, used on all Regional Rail lines. SEPTA uses push-pull equipment: coaches built by Bombardier and Pullman Standard, hauled by ACS-64 electric locomotives similar to those used by Amtrak; the push-pull equipment is used for peak express service because it accelerates slower than EMU equipment, making it less suitable for local service with close station spacing and frequent stops and starts.
As of 2012, all cars have a blended red-and-blue SEPTA window logo and "ditch lights" that flash at grade crossings and when "deadheading" through stations, as required by Amtrak for operations on the Northeast and Keystone Corridors. SEPTA's railroad reporting mark SEPA is the official mark for their revenue equipment, though it is seen on external markings. SPAX can be seen on non-revenue work equipment, including boxcars, diesel locomotives, other rolling stock; the Silverliner coaches, built by Budd in Philadelphia and first used by the PRR in 1958 as the Pioneer III for a prototype intercity EMU alternative to the GG1-hauled trains, were purchased by SEPTA in 1963 as Silverliner II units. In 1967, the PRR took delivery of the St. Louis-built Silverliner III cars, which featured left-hand side controls and flush toilets, were used for Harrisb
Harriton High School
Harriton High School is a public secondary school serving portions of Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia's Main Line suburbs. Harriton is one of two high schools in the Lower Merion School District. In 1957, a new "campus-style" school was designed by architect Vincent Kling, it was situated on a portion of the plantation grounds belonging to Charles Thomson, son-in-law of Richard and Hannah Harrison, giving Harriton High School its name. Harriton High School opened in 1958; as of the 2009 school year, a new three-story building has been completed and the "campus-style" school demolished to make room for sports fields. The old Harriton High School consisted of five buildings connected by covered walkways otherwise open to the elements, a style unusual for the region that it shared with Welsh Valley Middle School, built at the same time; the new school's design departs from this style greatly—a modern design that encompasses a simple and effective layout with a focus on natural light and an airy environment.
Harriton hosts a successful Science Olympiad chapter. The Team has placed among the top 10 at the Science Olympiad National Tournament for 21 consecutive years, winning three national championships and 16 consecutive state championships in that span. Harriton competes in the Southeastern Region for Pennsylvania for States. Although they have not run any invitationals in the past, Harriton participates in multiple of invitationals, including Conestoga, Twin Tiers, Wright State, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell and Princeton. In the states competition, Harriton held the longest winning streak out of any Pennsylvanian team, athletic or not—placing first place at States for sixteen consecutive years. At the National competition, the team won the national title in 1995, 2001 and 2005. Additionally, the team has competed in the national competition from 1994 to present, 22 years. Harriton High School features a chapter of the United States Academic Decathlon; the chapter participates in the Eastern Pennsylvania Regional Competition.
Its most recent results can be found here. Harriton features orchestra. Harriton features a performance jazz band; every fall and spring, Harriton stages a music concert featuring all the ensembles, as well as an occasional string quartet or percussion ensemble. Though it lacks a marching band, Harriton does have its own "RAM Band", which plays at home and away football games; every year orchestra. In addition to these directed groups, Harriton is home to Pitch Please, a student-run a cappella group; the school newspaper had been called the Harriton Forum or the Harriton Free Forum since the opening of Harriton High School in 1957. In October 2006, it was renamed the Harriton Banner; the newspaper includes News, Features, Arts & Entertainment, Spotlight, Daily Announcements, Archives sections. Harriton High School features a chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America; the chapter has been successful in the last few years. Members who advance past the PA Region 20 competition are eligible to compete in the annual State Leadership Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Members of FBLA chapters from across the State of Pennsylvania compete at the SLC for the right to compete in the National Leadership Conference. Harriton TSA has had successes at regional and national competitions, including a TSA national championship in Prepared Presentation in 2010. Harriton TSA members held five of the eight Pennsylvania TSA state officer positions; the four Lower Merion School District TSA chapters, including Harriton's TSA win more awards than any other school district in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As TSA itself deals within the realm of STEM learning, it is compared to the successful Science Olympiad team; this is the main body of representation for the Harriton student body. HSC holds meetings. HSC recruits members. Members are divided into six committees: Students' Rights, Communication, Finance and Technology. There is a sub-committee under Students' Rights, established after the district initiated the 1:1 laptop-to-student initiative. Council is the organizing and executing body of the annual "Mr. Harriton" competition, one of the flagship productions at Harriton High School.
Mr harriton is a competition between male students engaging in a "beauty pageant" style competition. It is a comedic event and it raises money for charity; the Student Council collects revenue from the show through catalog advertising. In 2014, the Student Council raised a record $17,000. In December 2018, the name of the event was changed to "Dr. Harriton" to reflect the fact that anyone may participate. Harriton High School competes the Central League in District 1 of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. Harriton's girls tennis team held the PIAA State Class AA Team Tennis Title for seven consecutive years from 2004 to 2010. After moving up to Class AAA in 2012, girls tennis won the PIAA State Class AAA Team Tennis Title in 2016. Harriton's girls lacrosse won the PIAA State Championship in 2013. Since 2013, Ram Golf has reached the PIAA District Team Championship competition in two of three years, as well as individuals reaching the district competition each year. Harriton has a cross country team in the fall, as well as a track team for the winter and the spring.
Wynnewood is a suburban unincorporated community, west of Philadelphia, that straddles Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County and Haverford Township, Delaware County, United States. It was named in 1691 for Dr. Thomas Wynne, William Penn's physician and the first Speaker of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Lower Merion Township is the fifth-most-affluent town in the United States. Wynnewood is one of many neighborhoods on the historic Pennsylvania Main Line, is the home of institutions such as Lankenau Hospital, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Palmer Theological Seminary, Friends' Central School. Wynnewood is neither a census-designated place; as of 2010 Census, there were 5,436 households residing in the community. In 2000, the population density was 3,882 people per square mile; the racial makeup of the community was 92.9% White, 3.2% Asian, 2.5% African American, 0.40% from other races, 1.0% from two or more races. 1.2 % of the population were Latino of any race. The median income for a household in the community was $86,861, the median income for a family was $111,683.
The per capita income for the community was $51,543. About 0.9% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over. Residents of Wynnewood cooperate with those of adjacent Ardmore in many ways, one of, the ArdWood Civic Association. South Ardmore Park is in Wynnewood, in Ardmore; this park is the site of a free or low-cost summer camp, sporting activities, walking paths, a verdant setting. Wynnewood itself is residential, with its shopping in various clusters; the largest shopping center in Wynnewood is the Wynnewood Shopping Center housing an Old Navy, Bed Bath and Beyond, Mad Mex, DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse and Giant, John Troncelliti Barber Shop and several eateries and smaller stores. Other shopping venues in the suburb include Wynnewood Square and the Whole Foods Shopping Center, both on East Lancaster Avenue; as Wynnewood is a residential community, its residents visit other districts of the Main Line, such as Ardmore or Narberth, for shopping.
Along with its tree-shaded streets and mature old stone homes, Wynnewood has been known for its car dealerships, which line Lancaster Avenue from South Wynnewood to Argyle Road. Gracious, old-fashioned restaurants, Stouffer's and the Viking Inn, both on Lancaster Avenue, have disappeared and not been replaced, although less expensive fare is available; the town's only movie theater, the Eric Wynnewood, became Vinny T's in 2000, became a Buca di Beppo in late 2010, has been unoccupied since January 2013. Opposite the Wynnewood Shopping Center is the Wynnewood train station. Built in the 1870s, the vintage regional rail train station was designed by Wilson Brothers and Company for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Towns on the lower "Main Line" adjacent to Wynnewood include Overbrook, Narberth, Ardmore and Bryn Mawr; the SEPTA Route 105 bus runs along the length of Lancaster Avenue on the Main Line, the SEPTA Route 44 bus supplements the trains for service between nearby Ardmore and Narberth and Center City Philadelphia.
South Wynnewood is served by the SEPTA Norristown High-Speed Line,which runs from the Montgomery County seat of Norristown through the central and eastern Main Line to 69th Street Transportation Center and connections to the Market-Frankford Line for service to Center City and Northeast Philadelphia. Wynnewood is located along Lancaster Avenue and is easily accessible from nearby Interstate Routes 76 and 476. Wynnewood is home to one the principal three teaching hospitals that serve Philadelphia's Main Line. Along with the eponymous Bryn Mawr and Paoli Memorial hospitals, Lankenau Hospital, on Lancaster Avenue in Wynnewood near the Overbrook border, has traditionally been affiliated with either Jefferson or Drexel colleges of medicine and is always on the list of the nation's top community hospitals. Saunders House, a rehabilitation facility, can be found on Lankenau's premises, as is a large and busy medical office building, home to many of the private practices of the hospital's attending physicians.
Much of Wynnewood's public school children attend the Merion, Penn Wynne or Penn Valley elementary schools, part of Lower Merion School District headquartered in nearby Admore. Other schools and parochial, abound in this old and affluent residential district, including all-boys The Haverford School, all-girls Baldwin and Agnes Irwin schools, coeducational Friends Central School — within the Wynnewood postal district — and private, Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in nearby Bryn Mawr, Waldron Mercy and Merion Mercy academies in nearby Merion. Saint Margaret's Elementary School in nearby Narberth serves Wynnewood's Catholic elementary school community. There are other private schools such as Episcopal Academy, as well as Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy and the Solomon Schechter School, which are both Jewish-affiliated schools. There is a French International School which has two locations—the lower school near the Bala Cynwyd Library an