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Notable Achievements Across the District’s Schools

Over the years, the schools of the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District have earned numerous honors and distinctions. A selective listing of these achievements includes:
  • Nether Providence Elementary, Swarthmore-Rutledge, Wallingford Elementary, and Strath Haven High School have all been recognized by the US Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence.
  • Strath Haven High School has recently been recognized as one of “America’s Outstanding High Schools” by US News & World Report and Newsweek magazines.
  • Philadelphia Magazine has consistently ranked Strath Haven High School as one of the top performing high schools in the region.
  • The College Board recognizes Strath Haven High School as a national “Advanced Placement Honor Roll School.”
  • Strath Haven Middle School’s Science Olympiad Team has finished first or second in Pennsylvania, and among the top 20 schools nationally from 2010-2013.
  • Strath Haven High School fields the largest marching band in Pennsylvania and has consistently produced numerous student musicians accepted into PA All-State Band, Chorus, and Orchestra, as well as Eastern US and National performing ensembles.
  • Two student musicians from Strath Haven Middle School have recently given solo performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
  • The Strath Haven High School Mock Trial Team has won the Delaware County Championship in seven of the last 10 years.
  • Nether Providence Elementary School’s Reading Olympics Team has won the Delaware County Reading Olympics for three consecutive years.
  • The Strath Haven High School Robotics Team has earned two championships in Philadelphia Regional competition.
  • Strath Haven High School’s 2009 “Relay for Life” was the top secondary school per capita fundraising event in the nation.
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