A Better Chance - Radnor

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For 41 years, the Radnor ABC program has been offering academically talented and motivated students from disadvantaged school districts a chance to attend an outstanding public school.    These students become part of the Radnor community, become immersed in an advanced college prep curriculum and ultimately attend some of the best universities in the United States like 

·Harvard University                                      ·University of Pennsylvania

·Columbia University                                   ·Cornell University

·Duke University                                             ·New York University

·Georgetown University                             ·Williams College

·Villanova University                                     ·Penn State University

·Lehigh University                                           ·University of Virginia

·Hofstra University                                         ·Syracuse University

·College of Holy Cross                                  ·Howard University

How are students selected for the Radnor ABC House?

Scholars are selected as eighth graders and invited to attend Radnor High School on a four year scholarship. All ABC scholars undergo a rigorous admissions process prior to becoming a part of the program. First, teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, ABC alumni, and other volunteers nationwide identify promising students and recommend that they look into the ABC Program. These students demonstrate both academic talent and strong motivation to succeed. 

Second, each candidate completes the application requirements of A Better Chance National, including multiple questionnaires, essays and the SSAT or ISEE. Radnor ABC then selects the students who best match our requirements and who are judged to most benefit from the educational, cultural, and social opportunities our local program has to offer. 

Lastly, the top candidates are invited to come to Radnor to interact with current ABC students, our resident staff, and the Radnor ABC Selection Committee. In addition, they also visit Radnor High School and attend classes. The Selection Committee then makes the final decisions on which students are invited to participate in the program.

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A Better Chance - Radnor

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Education Children & Family


PO BOX 8091
RADNOR, PA 19087


(610) 225-1895