The Wissahickon School District, established in 1966, is located about 22 miles north of center city Philadelphia, in the heart of suburban Montgomery County. Conveniently located near a network of major highways and public transportation, we are accessible to cultural centers, sporting events, state and national parks and recreational facilities. The District has a population of 31,923 and serves approximately 4,434 students in the three contiguous communities of Lower Gwynedd Township, the Borough of Ambler, and Whitpain Township-- an area of twenty-five (25) square miles.
Students learn in four elementary schools (K-5), one middle school (6-8) and high school (9-12). The professional staff is comprised of 359 full and part time certificated teachers, 299 of whom have Master’s degrees and 8 who hold Doctoral degrees.
Wissahickon is considered an excellent community in which to live and raise a family. This is evidenced by a boom in the construction of new homes and the building of an elementary school during the last 10 years.
Wissahickon students come from diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. Occupations and educational backgrounds are diverse and all professions are well represented. A substantial portion of the population is composed of college graduates. Our community is comprised of residential areas, as well as several corporate headquarters, UNISYS, Rohm and Hass, Aetna Healthcare and McNeil Pharmaceuticals. These economic entities are very supportive of our schools by working with the students on robotics projects, providing scholarships, and offering their facilities for interested students and teachers to improve their expertise in their line of endeavor.