About Our District

The Marple Newtown School District has a long tradition of excellence in education.   Marple Newtown is a suburban Philadelphia school district in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, in a community of approximately 35,000 people, most of whom are involved in business and the professions. There are  3,604 students enrolled in Grades K through 12.


Accelerated and Advanced Placement courses are offered in all the academic areas. The academic curriculum of the district reflects the strength of traditional programs while meeting the changing needs of a technological society.  The district is a clear leader in the county in the development of academic standards.  In addition to a strong academic program that includes 23 Advanced Placement courses, 32 Honors courses are also offered to students. A variety of opportunities are available to students through elective courses, independent study programs, cyber learning and a wide range of extra-curricular activities and athletics.  There are accelerated courses in all disciplines and a comprehensive Special Education program for students who require special instruction.

The district excels in the visual and performing arts; the Tiger Marching Band is a three-time state champ in the Yankee Division. The district was also named a 2021 Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation. Athletic opportunities are abundant, and our teams enjoy success at every level.