Since 1973, Wyncote Academy has provided a safe haven and an academic platform for students whose learning styles could not be effectively accommodated in traditional secondary school settings.

Small class size, highly qualified staff, and an atmosphere of respect and encouragement create an environment in which students succeed and thrive. The curriculum is enriched through art, music, and a diverse array of elective course offerings. 

The majority of our graduates move on to college; some opt for vocational training; and others move directly into the work force. Wyncote alumni have distinguished themselves in the creative arts, sports, medicine, law, law enforcement, healthcare, education, community service, business, food indiustry, and building trades.  



Following her retirement as the founding Head of School at Wyncote Academy, Diane decided to remain with Wyncote Academy, stating, “The energy and outlook of the students keep me young!”As Wyncote’s Director of Admissions, Diane finds immense pleasure in seeing the students grow and learn in the unique educational setting that Wyncote offers – the very environment that she helped to establish and create. Diane also serves as a member of the Wyncote Academy Board of Directors.


The mother of four grown children, three foster children whom she cared for in infancy, and six grandchildren, Diane spends her free time quilting and attending Abington Friends Meeting. She is a former member of the board of directors of The Quaker School at Horsham and has served on the school committee at Abington Friends School. She has taught Sunday School for 18 years.


In addition to graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College, Diane also possesses a Master of Arts in Education from Arcadia University.