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Main Line Parent-to-Parent School Directory (with Fall 2019 Open House Dates)

Get to know local schools, straight from our Main Line Parent Community members!

This Main Line Parent-to-Parent School Directory was built based on the submissions to our Main Line Parent School Gratitude Survey. We also encourage you to visit these schools for an open house, there’s nothing quite like a personal tour to get to know a school’s community when you’re searching for the right fit. Looking for first-hand experience on a school that’s not listed? Ask our Main Line Parent Community group on Facebook about them (we have over 28K members!) If you would like us to add YOUR school to our directory, please tell us about them by completing our School Gratitude Survey.

 

 

 

A Child’s Place

Childcare center | Preschool (6 weeks- 5 years)| Devon
acpkids.com

 

“We love the teachers that my son has had since he began at 3 months old. He is now graduating from pre-K and the team of teachers have been very influential to his life. A Child’s Place has been a major part of his development. They offer free Spanish, music, and a sports program for the children. The pre-K teacher held a talent show, has had class pets, and helped the class prepare for kindergarten.” — Lauren, A Child’s Place Devon Parent

 


The Agnes Irwin School

Girls, Non-sectarian | Pre-K to 12 | Rosemont
610-525-8400 | agnesirwin.org

 

Open Houses:
10/22 6:00 pm (All School)
11/4 7:00 pm (Athletics)

“We wanted our daughters to be in an academic environment that allows them to be independent thinkers and encourages them to take risks. Agnes Irwin focuses on the whole child and provides a collaborative learning environment for our daughters to find their gifts and a sense of place. The school offers an exemplary curriculum with a focus on STEM, an extensive arts program, small class-size, one-on-one college counseling and all-season athletics. The community creates an environment where everyone is invested in the success of every girl.”
—Richard & Tien-Yueh, Wayne

 


AIM Academy

Co-ed, Independent, For students with
language-based learning differences | Grades 1 – 12 | Conshohocken
215-483-2461 aimpa.org

 

Open Houses:
11/1 9:00 am
11/24 11:00 am
1/10 9:00 am

 

“If you’re a parent looking into AIM, just know that you’re making the best decision for your child. Especially if they’re going through learning differences. There’s not a better place. You’re going to see a very evident, big change in your child.”
– Journey J. ’20

 

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

“If you’re passionate about something, they’ll do everything you can to help that passion grow. That’s what makes AIM so special.”


Arbor Learning Academy

Child Care Center & Kindergarten | 6 weeks – 6 years | Malvern
arborlearningacademy.com

 

“We love Arbor Learning Academy because of the small class sizes and the responsiveness of the teachers and directors.”
– Lee, Arbor Learning Academy Parent

 


Ardmore United Methodist Preschool / AUMP

Co-ed, Methodist | Preschool | Ardmore
610-642-5741 | aumpreschool.com

 

 

Look out for our Fall Fun Fair on October 19!
Fun for families with children six years old and younger.

 


Assumption Academy

Preschool- Kindergarten| 3 – 6 years | Strafford
assumptionacademy.weebly.com

 

“Assumption Academy is a caring, friendly place where you feel comfortable leaving your prized possession(s). They cater to your child and make him or her feel wanted and safe. My son has never had a bad day in the past three years. He is always happy.”
– Lisa, Assumption Academy Parent

 


Bala Cynwyd School for Young Children

Child Care Center & Kindergarten | 12 weeks – 6 years | Bala Cynwyd
balacynwydschool.net

 

“We love being part of this community. The curriculum is engaging for children and the teachers are exceptional. The children get a great balance of play and education and are learning in an environment that doesn’t feel too academic.”
– Leslie, Bala Cynwyd School for Young Children Parent

 


The Baldwin School

Girls, Independent | Pre-K – 12 |Bryn Mawr
610-525-2700 | baldwinschool.org

 

Open Houses:
10/24 8:30 am (Pre-K – Grade 5)
11/6 8:30 am (Grades 6 – 12)

 

 

“Baldwin has given my daughters so much. It has made them learners instead of memorizers. It has made them ask why and how…and it has done all this in the most welcoming and warm environment. Both of my daughters found their home away from home; a school that challenges them to stretch their minds, to not be afraid to raise their hands and voice their opinions and to think on a more global scale. Baldwin has imbued my daughters with the self-assurance to do whatever they choose in life and I am certain that because of Baldwin they will make a difference.”
—Claudia Baldassano P ’18, ‘23, Bryn Mawr

 

As seen in the Main Line Parent Community:

The Bryn Mawr school's innovative program makes developing skills and strokes fun.

 


Barrack Hebrew Academy

Co-ed, Jewish | Grades 6-12 | Bryn Mawr
610-922-2350 | jbha.org

 

Open Houses:
11/1 9:30 am
12/18 9:30 am
3/20 9:30 am

 

“At Barrack, students are both challenged and nurtured. With a simulating and rigorous academic program, guided by timeless Jewish values in a warm and supportive environment, Barrack provides the opportunity for all kids to thrive . ”
-Barrack Parent

 

As seen in the Main Line Parent community:

Jack Barrack Hebrew Academy

With rigorous academics, this culturally rich and diverse school is teaching its students to think critically.

 


Benchmark School

Co-ed | Grades 1-8 |Media
610-565-3741 | benchmarkschool.org

 

Open Houses:
10/24 8:30 am
11/7
2/6/2020

 

“I came to Benchmark because it catered to my unique learning style; other places couldn’t do that for me which stifled my ability to grow. Benchmark took the time to understand how I was different then gave me the tools to be successful.”
– Lauren Pyle ’04 

 

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

What do schools need to provide to help delayed readers and children who have dyslexia and other learning differences meet with success in school?

 


Berwyn United Methodist Nursery School

Prescshool | 2 – 6 years | Berwyn
bumns.org

 

“I love that it is small. We know almost all of the families that attend, whether they’re in our son’s class or not. The staff is constantly challenging the kids for every level, yet always making it fun. And the Director puts the children and parents at ease immediately, and offers a kind hand and shoulder when there are tears.”
– Amanda, Berwyn United Methodist Nursery School Parent

 


The Children’s Center at St. John’s

Child Care Center/ After Care | 3 months – 12 years | Merion Station
childrens-school.org

 

“Our school truly cares about our child and every child that attends. The director and all of the teachers not only know our child but they also know us on a first name basis. They have wonderful activities each week such as soccer, music and tumble tots. The school is so much more than a daycare, it’s a really loving environment that I feel so comfortable dropping my child off at every day.”
– Christie, Children’s School at St. John’s Parent

 


CCA

Co-ed, Public, Cyber | Kindergarten – 12
844-590-2864 | ccaeducate.me

 

 

“I need my kids to be in an environment where they can actually focus on their education. That’s paramount to me. We’re able to connect with the teachers at CCA and we have more access to them. You have a better support system. Your children get an opportunity to advocate for themselves. If you don’t understand something, you can reach out to the teacher and voice your concerns. I’m thankful for CCA and I’m an advocate. The school does what it says it’s going to do for the families that they serve.”
—Tunisia Garnett of Philadelphia, CCA parent

 

As seen in the Main Line Parent Community:

CCA's individualized courses are designed to match each child’s interests, skills, and educational needs.


Crefeld School

Co-ed, Public, Cyber | Kindergarten – 12
844-590-2864 | crefeld.org

 

 

“School is a place of learning not just basic knowledge but also how to be a responsible and active citizen. Like other schools, Crefeld teaches math, science, art, history, and English. But it also teaches so much more. The school empowers students to make a difference in their community and to make their voices heard. I am so happy that I went to a place that not only prepared me for college, but also for life.”
—Ari, Class of 2016

 


Delaware County Christian School

Co-ed, Christian | Pre-K – 12 | Newtown Square & Devon
610-353-6522 | dccs.org

 

Open Houses:
11/7 9:30 am
11/13 9:30 am
11/13 9:30 am

 

“We chose DC for our children because of the spirit of excellence in all areas. We are thrilled that beyond their scholarly pursuits, our children have the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of competitive athletic programs as well as state-of-the-art visual and performing arts.”
– Delaware County Christian School Parent

 

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

DC was a perfect fit—academically, spiritually, and socially.

 


Episcopal Academy

Co-ed | Pre-K – 12 | Newtown Square
484-424-1400 | episcopalacademy.org

 

Open Houses:
10/20/2019 1:00 pm Middle/Upper School; 3:00 pm Athletics
11/2/2019 10:00 am Lower School (PreK-2nd); 1:00 pm (3rd-5th Grade)

 

“EA helps our children learn and grow, but also find their own sense of purpose. They develop their minds through academics, their bodies through sports, and their individual spirit through a focus on service and on finding what is most meaningful and fulfilling for each student.” – Episcopal Academy Parent

 

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

Established through the generosity of the Clare Foundation, the goal of the specialized series is to expose students and faculty to dynamic, innovative, and creative thought leaders.


Friends’ Central School

Coed, Quaker | Nursery – Grade 12 | Wynnewood
610-642-7575 (Lower School, Old Gulph Road)
610-649-7440 (Middle and Upper School, City Avenue )
friendscentral.org

 

Open Houses:
10/14 9:30 am
11/6 8:30 am
12/4 9:00 am

 

“Every day, my teachers and coaches at Friends’ Central encourage and inspire me to set high standards for myself, to try new things, and to care about the world around me.” – Friends’ Central School Student

 

 

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

Friends’ Central School has been the perfect fit for the Goldblums, giving six-year-old Owen “the best of the city and the best of the suburbs.”

 


Friends School Haverford

Co-ed, Quaker | Grades Nursery – 8 | Haverford
610-642-2334 | friendshaverford.org

 

Open Houses:
10/19 9:00 am
11/6 9:00 am
12/4 9:00 am
1/15 9:00 am

 

“Friends School Haverford takes all of the current best practices in education and somehow packages them in a way that makes school seem magical to its students. We love its experiential, hands-on teaching methods which take advantage of the school’s beautiful, enchanting campus as well as its proximity to Haverford College. Top-notch teachers, wonderful families, and Quaker values make this school a gem.”
– Melissa, Friends School Haverford Parent

 

 

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

When Kim and Kahiem Amenra’s son Jordan was in elementary school, they noticed a serious problem with his education: well before the age of eight, he was already bored.

 


Fusion Academy

Coed, 1:1 | Grades 6 – 12 | Ardmore
fusionacademy.org/ardmore

 

Individualized school tours available by appointment.

 

“His education is 100% individualized and tailored to his needs- from the classes down to the schedule! The staff is invested in his well-being and celebrates how far he has come as well as achievements.”
– Maya, Fusion Academy Parent

 

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

Every Fusion student gets to write their own story, and be their own kind of remarkable.

 


Gladwyne Montessori

Coed, Montessori | Age 2 – Grade 6 | Gladwyne
gladwyne.org

 

“I love Gladwyne Montessori because of the Montessori learning style it is teaching my son. Great communication with the teachers and the many benefits of a Montessori education too.”
– Iris, Gladwyne Montessori Parent

 


The Goddard School

Preschool – Kindergarten | Wayne
goddardschool.com

 

“The teachers are incredibly kind and nurturing. They never hesitate to give giant hugs and tell me about what my child did during the day. If we have a difficult drop off, the teachers are quick to provide comfort and help redirect my son to a favorite activity. When I ask who his friends are at school he lists off many of his classmates and always adds his teachers as his “best friends”.”
Anne, Goddard School, Wayne Parent

 


The Grayson School

Gifted, Independent | Pre-K – 12 | Radnor
484-428-3241 | thegraysonschool.org

 

Open Houses:
“Welcome Wednesdays” weekly, 9:30 am
10/19 CogniCon

 

“The Grayson School is a great school for my both of my daughters. It challenges them daily to think differently and all of the teachers are amazing. The teachers are passionate and work hard to give all that they can to the students. My oldest child has blossomed there in particular and loves coming to school each day.  She is able to be herself and not hide any part of her. She is learning to code and has a projects class where she is learning to never give up and learning all of her strengths she has to offer the world. Both girls are involved in a lot of clubs that are fun and different. The school celebrates diversity and individuality.  Each child is respected and loved for just being his/her authentic self.”
– Lauren, Grayson School Parent

 

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

Through teamwork, collaboration, and the freedom to explore their interests, students at The Grayson School learned coding and entrepreneurial spirit.


Gulph Elementary School

Public, Upper Merion School District | King of Prussia
umasd.org

 

“The school itself is beautiful. It’s only a year old so it has all the latest and greatest features you could ask for. The teachers are great and the administration from what I can tell, have also done a good job with it being their first year open.”
– Marissa, Gulph Elementary Parent

 


The Haverford School

Boys | Pre-K to 12 | Haverford
610-642-3020 | haverford.org

 

Open Houses:
10/23 8:30 am (Middle/Upper School)
See website for Lower School Look & Learn dates

 

“I would say the most amazing thing about Haverford is what they expect out of the boys,” she said. “I say to my boys, ‘Be the best version of yourself.’ You don’t have to be the best in the class, but be the best that you can be, and I feel like that’s what Haverford expects from the boys.”
—Cynthia Nemo, Bryn Mawr

 

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

Third-graders took an innovative twist on the study of ancient times at The Haverford School Ancient Egypt Museum.


Heritage School

Christian | Preschool – Kindergarten | Wayne
heritagekids.org

 

“Heritage has been amazing for all 3 of my boys! It’s the best kept secret in Wayne. Tuition is affordable, curriculum is fantastic, and the staff is so loving and attentive.”
– Ivy, Heritage Parent

 


Holy Child Academy in Drexel Hill

Coed, Catholic | Pre-K – 8 / Drexel Hill
610-259-2712 | holychildacademy.com

Open Houses:

11/7 5:30 pm
1/9/2020 5:30 pm
2/6/2020 5:30 pm

 

“The teachers celebrate each child’s individual achievements and the children learn to be proud of their classmates as well as themselves. I couldn’t feel better about sending them to school. HCA is a place where each child is loved and is encouraged to grow in love for others.”
– Cecilia, Holy Child Academy Parent

 

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

“Kids learn best when there is joy in their everyday experience."

 


Holy Child School at Rosemont

Coed, Catholic, Independent | Grades preschool – 8 |Bryn Mawr
610-922-1000 | holychildrosemont.org

 

Open Houses:
11/10 1:00 pm
1/15/2020 9:00 am
2/12/2020 9:00 am

 

At a time in their lives when children can be self-centered, our Middle School students are reminded that they are role models for our younger children. We promote this connection with traditions such as our “buddy program,” matching Middle School students with Lower School children in various activities, and through the modeling that our varsity athletes perform for our JV players.”
 – Holy Child School at Rosemont Parent

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

“No one is trying to change the uniqueness of a child. We allow them to develop to their best.”

 


Insight PA Cyber Charter School

Public, Tuition-Free, Charter School | Grades K – 12
855-667-4536 | PA.InsightSchools.net

 

Open House:
Please visit our calendar at PA.InsightSchools.net for a scheduled Information Session.

 


Ithan Elementary School

Public, Radnor Township School District | Bryn Mawr
rtsd.org 

 

 

“The academic program is great. I see the amazing progress and focus on learning starting at an early age. Highly engaging parent community and wonderful teachers and staff. A+ school! Kids are excited to go to school.”
– Lee, Ithan Elementary Parent

 


Kimberton Waldorf School

Co-ed | Early childhood –  Grade 12 |Phoenixville
610-933-3635 x108 | kimberton.org

 

Individualized school tours available by appointment.

 

“My daughter is in first grade at Kimberton Waldorf School. She loves to go to school every day. I am constantly amazed by what she is learning, her creativity and her desire for knowledge. I’m so happy to have discovered Kimberton Waldorf School and for my daughter to have this experience.”
– Kimberton Waldorf Parent

 

As seen in the Main Line Parent Community:

Molly Brett, Early Childhood Teacher at Kimberton Waldorf School, tells us why children need room for imaginative play.

 


Main Line Montessori School

Preschool & Kindergarten | Villanova
610-687-3400 | mainlinemontessori.com

 

“It is a place that fills my heart with joy. Full of love and learning!”
– Victoria, Main Line Montessori Parent

 


Malvern Preparatory School

Boys, Independent, Catholic | Grades 6 – 12  | Malvern
484-595-1100 | malvernprep.org

 

Open Houses:
10/19 9:00 am

“If you’re looking for a well-rounded education that prepares your son, Malvern is the place to be.”
– Allison Hall, Malvern Prep Parent

 

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

As an Augustinian School, Catholic and Independent, Malvern Preparatory School’s student-centered, design-based approach to education sets it apart.

 


Mi Casita Main Line

Spanish Immersion Preschool | Newborn- Age 5 | Ardmore
215-232-3222 | micasitapreschool.com

 

“We could not be more certain that Mi Casita is the best choice for our son. Over the past year that he has been there, he is excited each day to go to school and we rest assured that he is nurtured and stimulated to the greatest degree possible. The staff has served as key partners in our son’s growth and development, helping make developmental transitions as smooth as possible between home and school settings. They are always extremely present, available, and responsive to any of our questions or concerns. The communication is frequent and clear and the extracurricular activities are top-notch. And this is all without even mentioning the invaluable benefit of providing our son with a bilingual foundation from early in life.”
– Mi Casita Parent

 

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

The mission of Mi Casita: to develop a generation of multicultural students who are curious, passionate, confident lifelong learners.

 


The Miquon School

Independent, Private | Pre-K – 6 | Conschohocken
610-828-1231

Open Houses:
11/7 6:30 pm

 

“When [we] are young, it’s the most valuable time, and it feels as if that value at Miquon is beyond measure. It’s the perfect moment for our kids and we feel so fortunate. They won’t ever have another experience quite like this.”
– Holden, Miquon Parent

 


Montessori Children’s House of Valley Forge

Montessori | 2 years – Kindergarten | Wayne
610-783-0110 | mchvf.org

 

Individualized school tours available by appointment.

 

 “My daughter went to Montessori Children’s House of Valley Forge and we loved it so much. It was the 3rd preschool we had attended among our four kids and this was by far our best fit. The entire community of parents and teachers all work together to make the atmosphere loving and engaging, the property is beautiful, and the staff becomes your family. Our whole family made new friends when we joined MCHVF.”
– Pamela, Montessori Children’s House of Valley Forge Parent

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

Learn more about this exceptional preschool located on the grounds of a National Park.

 


Montgomery Early Learning Centers

Preschool | Ages 6 weeks – 12 years | Narberth, Wynnewood, Philadelphia, Pottstown, & Colonial School District
610-617-4550 | melc.org

Open Houses:
Interested families are welcome to call the center and schedule a tour.

 

“MELC is truly an amazing place, and Tyler learned so much in his time there. You can tell by the look on his face at pick up that he loved his school and teachers. Every day, the teachers made us feel so comfortable and confident leaving our son at MELC each day. As a parent, there’s nothing better than knowing your child is in such good hands while you’re at work. It was comparable to leaving him with a family relative. MELC deserves so much credit for creating such a positive learning environment and hiring such amazing teachers.”
—Lauren H.

 

As seen in the Main Line Parent Community:

Choosing a Child Care Center? Here’s What to Think About

Each child — and each family — is unique, so finding the right early learning program for your child can be a personal endeavor.

 


The Montgomery School

Co-ed | Grades Pre-K – 8 | Chester Springs
610-827-7222 | montgomeryschool.org

 

“We have children currently in the 7th, 5th and 2nd grades at Montgomery School – all very different learners and Montgomery has been a great fit for each of them.  We love how warm and nurturing the K-8 environment is there and how committed each teacher is to get to know the child as an individual. Academics are challenging, character development is emphasized everywhere (classrooms, hallways, playground, lunches, etc).  It’s been a wonderful experience for our family and my kids are better for it!”
– Annemarie, Montgomery School Parent

 


Open Connections

Ages 2- 18 | Newtown Square
openconnections.org

 

“My child has the freedom to explore lots of different hands-on activities. From dissecting a sheep’s brain to working in the wood-shop, to learning how to sew, to playing with snap circuits, to more traditional circle time and arts and crafts. They are outside almost everyday, no matter the weather, with a beautiful campus to explore.”
– Melody, Open Connections Parent

 


 Overbrook Presbyterian Preschool and Kindergarten

Pre-K through Kindergarten | Philadelphia (Overbrook Section)
overbrookpreschool.org

 

“It is a truly child-centered, play-based school.  The teacher and parent community is very small, positive, and supportive.  The directors are approachable and open, and the curriculum is rich and the children are always visibly happy.  It is located on City Line, basically at the intersections of the Main Line, Havertown, and Philadelphia communities.  It is a richly diverse community and an ideal school.”
– Daniella, Overbrook Parent

 


PA Cyber Charter School

Public, Cyber | Kindergarten – 12
888-722-9237 | pacyber.org

 

Open Houses:
Online Open Houses available at this link: pacyber.org/session

 

“It’s about building opportunities for yourself and knowing how to better your education and what works for you as an individual learner and student.”
—Melanie Hulse, Class of 2018

 

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

Using the power of the internet and innovation to overcome traditional boundaries of time and space, PA Cyber makes it possible to personalize the learning experience, connecting students and families with skilled and caring teachers anytime, from anyplace.

 


 Penn Wynne Elementary School

Public | Lower Merion School District | Wynnewood
lmsd.org/penn-wynne

 

“There is a strong sense of community and school pride. This was my daughter’s first year in public after a long stint at a private preschool and I was worried about her adjustment; she very quickly got into the spirit because the students and staff have a lot of Penn Wynne pride. There is a very strong PTA and lots of chances for parent involvement.”
– Rebecca, Penn Wynne Parent

 


The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School

Public, Cyber |Kindergarten – 12

888-722-9237 | pacyber.org

 

Online Open Houses: pacyber.org/session

 

“It’s about building opportunities for yourself and knowing how to better your education and what works for you as an individual learner and student.”
– PA Cyber Student

 


Perelman Jewish Day School

Grades Pre-K  – 5 | Wynnewood
pjds.org

 

“I love the integration of spirituality and intellectual rigor in my child’s education, as well as the relative diversity of the school concerning families with different race, country, and class backgrounds, which is important to us as a multicultural family.  It is a progressive and harmonious school. I think the Rabbi is really exceptional, as are the teachers. The coursework works within each child’s developmental needs through small groups, and I love the focus on learning and process as opposed to grades. There is a strong focus on literacy as well as STEAM through a coding/robotics/pre-engineering class called Makers’ Space. The students also have sports and art outlets, although there is no drama class. The campus is absolutely beautiful as are the classrooms, backdropping an ideal learning setting.  It is also a small school community, and I very much like that all the teachers are familiar with my child. It’s a truly exceptional place and we feel incredibly blessed to be part of it.”
– Daniella, Perelman Parent

 


Phebe Anna Thorne School

Kindergarten | Haverford
610-645-0204 brynmawr.edu/thorne

Toddlers and Preschool | Bryn Mawr
610-526-7913 | brynmawr.edu/thorne

 

Individualized school tours available by appointment.

 

 

“We love the play-based, age-appropriate environment at Thorne.  They focus on developmental readiness and social and emotional needs being met.”
– Nicole, Phebe Anna Thorne School Parent

 

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

Within this play-based institution, the motto “Learning to Play. Playing to Learn,” is not merely a motto.

 


Quadrat Academy

Co-ed, Montessori | Grades 6-12 | Philadelphia
267-997-7744 | quadratacademy.com

 

 

“We design all programs and learning journeys to give students the opportunity to build their voices, passions, and an individual path,” said Tikhonov. “We seek
to develop entrepreneurs, critical thinkers and innovators — every one of our students will have a unique story.”
—Svetlana Tikhonov, Founder

 

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

Quadrat Academy pulls from a number of different educational models and philosophies to give students something truly unique.

 


Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr

Girls, Catholic |  Kindergarten – 12 | Bryn Mawr
610-527-3915 | shabrynmawr.org

 

Open House:
9/21 10:00 am

 

“Warmest school on the Main Line! Invested teachers, kind,  intelligent girls. This gem feels like home! Small classes challenge these young women, giving them wings to soar! Best decision we ever made.”
– Mare, Sacred Heart Academy Parent

 

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

The Lower School at Sacred Heart Academy in Bryn Mawr prides itself on its unique focus on academics, social-emotional development, and spirituality for girls from kindergarten through fourth grade.


The School in Rose Valley

Nonsectarian, Co-ed, Progressive | Grades Preschool – 6 | Rose Valley
610-566-1088 | theschoolinrosevalley.org

 

Open Houses:
11/2 10:00 am
11/12 9:00 am

 

“Probably the most fundamental effect SRV has had on [our daughter’s] character is her self-reliance, backed up by a thoughtful and kind outlook toward others, including, and perhaps especially, regarding anyone different, disadvantaged, or left out. While she has come away from her elementary school with a profound trust in her instincts and abilities to manage her own path through life, she knows that every other person has inherent value, and an outlook of their own, from which she can learn.” 

– SRV Parent

 


The Shipley School

Pre-K – 12 | Bryn Mawr
shipleyschool.org

 

“Shipley allows each child the freedom to be themselves. Teachers and administrators identify a student’s interests and strengths and they capitalize on them. My son is not an average teenage boy, he doesn’t like the same things as most boys his age.Shipley encourages him to pursue music and to use music to help him in other academic subjects. For instance, in English, he read a book based on a trumpet player who he admired and completed a project to earn his highest grade all year.”
– Amy, Shipley Parent

 


 

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

Independent, Project-based curriculum | Boys/ Girls Grades Pre-K – 8, Co-ed Grades 9 – 12 | Chestnut Hill
215-247-7007 | sch.org

 

“There are a lot of great choices for schooling in our region. We did a lot of research and decided that SCH was the best choice … cutting-edge learning programs, competitive athletic teams with first-class facilities; caring, nurturing faculty and staff; a diverse student population. SCH Academy has exceeded our expectations and enriched our lives.”
—Jennifer and Stephen Dolente, Devon, PA

 


St. Aloysius Academy for Boys

Boys, Catholic | Grades Pre-K to 8 (preschool is co-ed) | Bryn Mawr
610-525-1670 | staloysiusacademy.org

 

“At St Aloysius I have found that my son is an active participant in his learning. He has opportunities to make choices in what he is learning, as well as a hands on approach to what he learning. St Aloysius offers boys the opportunities to have it all. They are scholars, athletes, artists, singers, dancers, and musicians. The small class size and nurturing environment allows the boys to take risks and be all they can be. Through leadership and service, the boys learn more about themselves. They learn to be compassionate and humble. When I think about what I like best about this school, it is the spirit. It is contagious!”
—Mary Beth Guenthner, Malvern

 

As seen in the Main Line Parent community:

St. Aloysius Academy purposefully incorporates Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Math – STREAM - into problem based learning.

 


St. Norbert Catholic School

Co-ed, Catholic, grades Pre-K to 8 / Paoli
610-644-1670 | school.stnorbert.org

 

“My three children have each benefited in different ways from the strong academic curriculum that St. Norbert’s provides, enriched by extensive programs in the arts, technology, and foreign language. It has been incredible to watch them grow in their Catholic faith and to learn and actively participate in the call to serve others.”
– Amanda Barton, current parent

 

 


Stratford Friends School

Co-ed, Quaker | Grades K – 9 | Newtown Square
610-886-4337 | stratfordfriends.org

 

Open Houses:
Individualized private tours by appointment.

 

“Here’s the outcome of Guy’s seven years at Stratford Friends: he was accepted at Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia’s most selective public high school. It’s safe to say that he couldn’t have done it without the skills and self-discipline he learned at Stratford Friends.”
—Rick Bayan, father of Guy Bayan

 

As seen in the Main Line Parent Community:

Under the guidance of Jill Dougherty, a certified reading specialist, this Quaker-based school is creating a seamless learning environment that leads students who learn differently to a lifetime of success.

 


Trinity Preschool of Berwyn 

Age 2 – Pre-K | Berwyn
trinitypreschoolofberwyn.com

 

Open House:
12/12 9:15 am – 11:15 am

 

“Trinity Preschool of Berwyn is a wonderful preschool that provides a happy and nurturing environment to help little ones grow to love school from an early age.  The preschool’s director, teachers, and staff are outstanding.  Trinity Preschool is NAEYC-accredited and uses the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum that provides developmentally appropriate instruction for letter and number formation.  At Trinity Preschool, teachers are always incorporating enriching activities into the classroom to help convey lessons, such as STEM exploration, creative art projects, and games to boost phonetic awareness.  Trinity Preschool also has an amazing community of parents who are very welcoming and easy to get to know.  My children have truly thrived in this environment and have been very prepared for Kindergarten as a result.”
– Trinity Preschool Parent

 


Upland Country Day School

Co-ed | Pre-K – 9 | Kennett Square
uplandcds.org

 


 

Villa Maria Academy

Catholic | Co-ed: Preschool and Pre-K; Girls: Grades Kindergarten to 8 | Immaculata
610-644-4864 | villamaria.org

 

If you’re looking for a school your daughter can call home, Villa Maria will be it.
—Keely Morrissey, Devon

 

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

With three daughters, find out why the Morrisseys enrolled all of them at Villa Maria Academy Lower School.

 


The Walden School

Co-ed, Montessori | Pre-K – 9 | Media
thewaldenschool.org

 


The Waldorf School of Philadelphia

“The beauty that the school creates in my child’s everyday learning experience is inspiring! She goes in eager for every new day, and comes home bursting with confidence and excitement. The community of teachers and families is hard working and committed, the campus is beautiful, and the education itself is unique and special.”
– Catherine, Philly Waldorf Parent


The West Hill School

Ages 2 years 7 months – Pre-K | Rosemont
610-525-7660 | thewesthillschool.org

 

Open Houses:
10/16 10:00 am
1/9 10:00 am

 

“The West Hill School is a place for kids to be kids. It is play based at its finest. Between the Discovery room and new Playscape children actively engage with their environment on a daily basis. The warm loving environment easily makes West Hill a second home. The community, an extended family. We couldn’t be happier with experience West Hill provided our children.”
– Aimee, West Hill School Parent

 

As seen in the Main Line Parent Community:

The Playscape is the latest West Hill School enhancement that supports the growth and development of the whole child while engaging children in their daily work of play in a natural setting.


Westtown School

Co-ed | Grades Pre-K – 12 | West Chester
westtown.edu

 

“My son is in his 5th year at Westtown and he loves it. He feels appreciated, challenged, engaged, and really known by his teachers. They offer small school-owned shuttle buses which are much faster and more personal than using district busing to private school and really took the pressure off the commute. As parents we feel lucky to have found such an ideal place for him to grow and learn.” 
—Brooke, Westtown School Parent

 

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

Join us for an opportunity to meet faculty and students, witness our program in action, and explore our 600 acre campus on Sunday, October 21 at 1 p.m.

 


The Wetherill School

Co-ed, creative modified Montessori | Ages 2 years 7 months by September 1 through Kindergarten | Gladwyne
610-649-2299 | wetherillschool.org

 

Open Houses:
Individualized school tours available by appointment.

 

“We love our school because it is a fantastic community of wonderful teachers, parents and kids who value education, but also there is a deep respect for others, nature and the world. Not only do my kids get the individual attention they need to learn their letters, writing, etc. (I do like the Montessori based curriculum), but the school also has created great curiosity in both of my children. It is a school that embraces individuality, but also creates community, and inquisitiveness.”
– Claire, Wetherill School Parent

 

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

With three young children, find out why this local family chose The Wetherill School for all of them.

 


William Penn Charter School

Coed, Quaker, grades Pre-K – 12 / Philadelphia
215-844-3460 x103 | penncharter.com

 

“Watching my Lev carefully and delicately consider his country’s resources and needs and negotiate with other countries blew my mind. A 10-year-old’s ability to dig deep and analyze many world issues not only created a life skill, but also showed how Penn Charter prepares our children to tackle complex situations.”
—Lysa Puma, Philadelphia

 


Woodlynde School

Co-ed, Independent | Grades K – 12 | Strafford
610-687-9660 | woodlynde.org

 

Woodlynde School is a coed college prep school in the Philadelphia region for students in grades K-12 who learn differently.

 

“To say that Woodlynde has changed our lives is simplifying the most profound experience our child and family have ever gone through. Lucy is now the very best version of herself. Lucy is thriving.”
– Beth Goldwater, Current Parent ‘26

 

As seen in Main Line Parent magazine:

After putting their son Colin in the summer program at Woodlynde, find out why the Purdys chose to have him continue on into the academic year.

 


The Wyndcroft School

Co-ed | Age 3 – Grade 8 | Pottstown
wyndcroft.org

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