Class of ’70

Countdown to our 55th Reunion in 2025...
(watch this space in 2024)

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Post-2022 Reunion Update: SCH staff and administrators did a bang-up job arranging the May 2022 Alumni Weekend, a memorable post-COVID-style celebration. A good time was had by all!

In addition to attending our first CHA Guard and Springside Milestone Luncheons at the historic Philadelphia Cricket Club, the Class of 1970 also enjoyed a wonderful combined reunion dinner at Sunnybrook Golf Club in Plymouth Meeting. The event was a collaborative effort between Melissa Brown, Director of Alumni Relations, and our CHA/Springside class agents.

We look forward to seeing our classmates again in 2025!

Note: Registration details TBA early Spring 2025.
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Highlights of 2022 Reunion

  • Kudos to Andrew Simon for his impassioned toast at Sunnybrook Golf Club (SGC). More wine, Andy!
  • Kudos to Andy Ross for keeping, and still fitting into, his commencement blue blazer. (How is that even possible?!) Also, for bringing his leather satchel filled with Campus Lanterns to SGC.
  • Kudos to Peter von Scholten, having traveled roughly 3,925 miles (6,317 km) from Copenhagen to Philadelphia — about a 10-hour, 35-minute flight.
  • An honorable mention to Ted Beeler, who traveled roughly 2,367 miles (3,809 km) from Bellevue, WA, to Philly — about a 5-hour, 55-minute flight. Second runner-up to Bob & Carole Eisenstaedt, 928 miles (1,493 km) from Tampa, FL.
  • Thanks to Nina Webb Cullen for her thoughtful creativity, producing custom name tags for us all — complete with our graduation group photo.
  • Thanks to Barry Shannon for not burning out due to planning and re-planning; his many contacts with SCH staff and Springsiders; and keeping us all updated throughout the pandemic.
  • Thanks to Paul Hines for his time spent giving your webmaster a personalized tour of the school — including cherished archives and the unfinished portion of the third floor (east wing).
  • Thanks to the Director of Modern Languages, Stephanie Kasten, for allowing your webmaster to sit in on a French class.
  • Profuse thanks to Melissa Brown and other SCH personnel for planning and executing a nearly flawless Alumni Weekend. Appreciation also goes to the many behind-the-scenes staffers, friendly bar-keep, and photographer.
  • Last but not least, our best wishes in his future pursuits to outgoing Headmaster, Stephen Druggan!

For posterity, you can download an Alumni Weekend schedule (May 12-14, 2022) and/or a campus map (PDF or PNG file).

Reminder: Make a gift to SCH's "Restore the Rec" capital campaign, and dedicate it to the memory of William E. "Rug" Hall. We are looking for 100% class participation in this drive. Gifts can also be designated for other projects, depending upon your preference.

Reunion Teams

Springside: Anne Borie Clements, Nina Webb Cullen, Anne Bregy Saltman, Becky Borie Walsh.
CHA: Bob Peck, Andrew Ross, Barry Shannon, Andrew Simon.

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Welcome to the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Class of 1970 Reunion Scrapbook!

This site was first published in 2010 to garner support and attendance at our CHA and Springside School 40th Class Reunions, which attracted record turnouts. Since that time, as our two schools have merged into a single family, it has evolved into a place where classmates can share milestones in their lives through photo galleries, video interviews, personal anecdotes, and other news.

It is a work in progress, and depends on class participation to succeed in its continuing mission: as a forum, a place to collect and reflect on nostalgic memories of our brothers and sisters from the former CHA and Springside.

We are looking for photographs (candid shots, out-takes, formal portraits, social occasions, etc.), artwork, audio/video files, news clippings, personal musings, poetry, tall tales — in short, anything which might paint a colorful picture of our times in school and on The Hill!

Humorous Senility Cake

Friends and classmates who may have lost touch over the years will surely want to know about your professional career path, health & well-being, family news, and favorite activities. Don't be shy — write us a note, or scan some of your old keepsakes and send them along!

Please explore the links above, where you will find pages showcasing the lives and times of our classmates — then and now — as well as captivating histories of our two schools and the Chestnut Hill community.

These pages are not indexed by Google or other search engines; the document addresses are distributed to a select broadcast list of CHA & Springside alumni/ae, former faculty, as well as some SCH administrators (Alumni Office, Head of School, etc.). If you have any privacy concerns whatsoever, please mention them when you write.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to reflect the thoughts and treasured memories of both CHA and Springside classmates on an equal standing. That includes school activities, extracurricular and sports programs which were valued components of our experience at each school, both individually and collectively.

At the present time, this site's collection of Springsiders' experiences and topic headings is under-represented — as can be seen when perusing the navigation links above. However, that is not how it's intended to be; it will require candid input and collaboration from Springside classmates to achieve the objective of co-equal representation. That includes adding new navigation links and stories, based on your contributions. So ladies, please don't hesitate to jump in headfirst!


We would like to acknowledge and thank all who have sent along your photos and comments to date, including a recent trove of precious memories from some of Springside's contingent: Anne Borie Clements, Anne Bregy Saltman, Becky Borie Walsh.

Special thanks to Jefferson Moak for his research on our CHA Class Roster (the Springside Class Roster is in progress); to the late Bill "Rug" Hall for his voluminous contributions of images, audio files, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia — as well as his unflagging encouragement to your webmaster.

Kudos to Barry Shannon, Rug, and Becky Walsh for their dedication in organizing our Class Reunions, and their tireless efforts as our class agents. We also welcome recent additions listed above under Reunion Teams, helping us to celebrate our belated 50th Reunion in 2020 2021 2022.

Old Guard, here we come!

Site Construction

You may have noticed that a new top-level domain,, has been registered to host our Class Reunion Scrapbook going forward.

All old pages have been transitioned to the new domain. The "look-and-feel" of the site has been upgraded to a more aesthetic and responsive presentation, which plays nice in all viewports (incl. smartphones). New material is being added periodically, so we encourage you to bookmark the site in your browser and check back from time to time.

You can now post your comments on every page. A facility for uploading files directly to the webmaster from your desktop or phone is in the works! In the meantime, please feel free to send an email, and include attachments of digital photos or other documents.

Online publications: SCH Academy  |  Springside School

Videos: (replay)  |  Flyover  |  Robotics Teams
Convocation 2016  |  Explore The Hill
Funeral for CHA, 04/30/11  |  SCH Promo
More videos to come. Suggest some, if you'd like.