Sunday School

Sunday School 

Our Sunday School runs from September through May, 10:00am - 12:30pm at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Northwest Philadelphia. We have weekly classes for Kindergarten through 9th grade.


We strive to make our Sunday school as affordable as possible while also paying our staff wages with dignity.


Folkshul is a member run co-operative. One way we keep tuition down is by having our adult members contribute their time to the school's operations. Co-op shifts include being on a holiday committee, fundraising, serving on the board, helping with set up/break down, or contributing a unique skill. 


A limited number of partial scholarships are available each year. To contribute to our scholarship fund or request a partial scholarship please email us at

Included in Sunday School tuition:

  • 30 Sundays of school from September-May

  • Crafts, music, and dance

  • Holiday celebrations for the entire family 

  • Monthly Sunday Fundays for your pre-schooler

  • Adult membership for up to two adult family members

  • Access to Folkshul's space on Sundays for parents to relax, work, schmooze etc. 

Cost - Payment plans, scholarships, and discounts for referrals are available.

  • 1 Student $2,175

  • 2 Students $3,125

  • 3 Students $3,995

  • $870 for each additional student.

Assistants Program for Folkshul Graduates 

  • Don't have a student in Sunday school - $1,035 for 1st assistant and $200 for each additional assistant. 

  • Have a student in Sunday school - $200/assistant (in addition to student rates)


To register as a new family, please click here.

To register as a returning family, please click here.

To inquire about scholarships, email us at or use the contact form below.   

Adult Community

Our adult community is intergenerational, with members from 25 to 95 years old - all are welcome.  We gather from September - May during Folkshul's Sunday school (10:00am-12:30pm) and throughout the year at events across the region.

If you have a student in our Sunday School, two memberships to the adult community are included in your tuition! 

If you don't have a student in our Sunday School, please purchase the membership option that works best for you. 

Included in Adult Membership:

  • Film Screenings

  • Speaker Series

  • Zumba

  • Mah jongg games and lessons

  • Restaurant club

  • Group outings 

  • Study groups

  • Holiday celebrations

  • Access to Folkshul's space on Sundays to relax, work, schmooze etc.

  • Free coffee and tea on Sundays 

  • Monthly Sunday Fundays for your pre-schooler

  • And more!  

Active Adult Membership

For all who embrace Folkshul’s values and mission, and want to join us more than 4 times a year. 

  • Single $150

  • Couple $270 (10% discount!)

Are you ready to join? Use the menu below to pay online:

Community Membership

For all who embrace Folkshul’s values & mission, and want to support what we do, even if you can only join us 3-4 times a year.

  • Single $54

  • Couple $108

Young Adult Community Membership

For those under 30 years old 

  • Single $18

  • Couple $36 

Are you ready to join? Use the menu below to pay online:

After paying to become an adult member, please click here to register.

Please direct any questions to:


Mailing Address: PO Box 17 Wyncote, PA 19095

Location: Folkshul is held at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy:

8000 Cherokee Street, Philadelphia, PA 19118


Phone: 215-248-1550 

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Folkshul's Board, Leadership, and COVID-19 Task Force are working diligently to plan safe and meaningful high caliber programming this fall. When in-person programs are possible, we will meet in a socially distant, masked and safe fashion at Fort Washington State Park. Our synchronous online programming will take place on ZOOM. Please see your weekly emails for more information.