Gratz College is located just 10 miles north of Philadelphia, a city which is known for its educational and cultural institutions. Center City Philadelphia is home to a world-renowned art museum, the Barnes Foundation, the Franklin Institute The National Museum of American Jewish History and many other destinations. Located in suburban Melrose Park, Gratz is situated on what is known by locals as the Old York Road corridor. Nowhere else in suburban Philadelphia can you find seven congregations (including the only synagogue designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright) offering such a variety of worship options within a 5-mile radius.
An idyllic setting
Gratz College is located at 7605 Old York Road, Melrose Park, PA. The campus is less than a half hour from the Philadelphia International Airport, and just a few blocks from the Melrose Park and Elkins Park train stations, served by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).
The 28-acre Mandell Education Campus has been home to Gratz College since 1989. In 1985, the Mandell Education Campus was founded through the vision of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the then Solomon Schechter Jewish Day School, local synagogues, Gratz College and local community members. The vision was to develop a campus devoted to Jewish education spanning from early childhood through graduate school and adult learning.
Gratz College administrative offices and classrooms are housed in the 60,000-square-foot Ann Newman Building. Occupying the entire second floor is the 100,000-item Tuttleman Library, featuring a rare book room and special centers that hold the college’s renowned music and Holocaust collections.
The main campus and administrative offices of the Gratz College Jewish Community High School is also headquartered in the Ann Newman Building.
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