The Colonial School District draws approximately 4,700 students from the Borough of Conshohocken, and the Townships of Plymouth and Whitemarsh in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, just northwest of Philadelphia, whose combined population is approximately 40,336. The majority of the population holds professional positions in business, education, law, medicine and technology.
The District Office is located in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., in the heart of a thriving area served by major highways and public transportation. It is close to national historic sites and within easy travel distance to the New Jersey and Maryland shores, Pocono Mountains, New York City and Washington, D.C. The area is also convenient to several malls, including the King of Prussia Court and Plaza, which is recognized as one of the largest shopping malls on the East Coast. Many of Philadelphia’s fine private country clubs, including the Philadelphia Cricket Club, Sunneybrook Golf Club, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, Green Valley Country Club and Plymouth Country Club are within minutes of the district office. The Philadelphia area is also known nationally for the quality and breadth of its hospitals and is home to some of the country’s best colleges and universities. Churches of all denominations can be found within the district.
The Colonial School District encompasses seven school buildings, including four kindergarten through third grade schools, one for students in grades four and five, a middle school for students in grades six through eight, and Plymouth Whitemarsh High School for grades nine through 12. Each building provides clean, sizeable classrooms that are equipped with the latest technology and teaching aids. Each school has its own cafeteria to provide students and staff with hot and cold lunches. Colonial students also may attend the Central Montco Technical High School located in Plymouth Township.
The average class size throughout the district is 19 to 22 students. The district provides transportation, through contracted providers, to and from school for the majority of students.
Teachers in the Colonial School District are seasoned professionals who care about their students. Eighty-five percent of Colonial educators have at least a master’s degree and nearly half have more than 10 years of teaching experience. All Colonial teachers hold the appropriate state certifications and are considered "highly quialfied," the highest designation possible under the No Child Left Behind Act. Colonial employs more than 700 staff members, including 374 teachers, 50 administrative staff, and nearly 300 support staff.