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Main Line Parent Education Guide: Spring 2021

Your guide to the BEST schools, preschools, and enrichment programs around the Main Line and beyond!

Presented by the Main Line Parent Team

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

The Main Line Parent Community knows best! Scroll and click through our Parent-to-Parent School Directory and click through the Stories and Profile Pages below to learn about the amazing independent schools, preschools, and enrichment programs that serve our area. We encourage you to visit each school you’re considering with a virtual or in person 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. We’re pretty sure by the time you reach the end you’ll have some great contenders for your student in mind.

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Main Line Parent Education Guide: Stories

At the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, girls are empowered and inspired to become confident, compassionate leaders.

Margaret Metz, Friends’ Central School’s Director of Enrollment Management, shares her insights for an ever-changing educational landscape.

At Phebe Anna Thorne, ‘Learning to Play, Playing to Learn,’ COVID-style.

Find some family fun with these activities from Westtown School that help your family take a screen time break.

“We want to help students feel good about finding their own voice, and to feel supported in sharing their truth.”

As COVID changed the world, PA Cyber never stopped learning.

Main Line Parent Education Guide: Interactive Map

Our Main Line Parent Education Guide Interactive Map features the schools our team has worked with since 2010 to bring you the most comprehensive resource to help you focus your school search. Want to see more options in Philadelphia? Visit phillyfamily.com/edu to connect with the Philly Family Community’s recommended schools.

Main Line Parent Education Partner Schools & Preschools

Main Line Parent Members are local community builders like us who would like to be more connected with families around the Main Line. The Members below support the Main Line Parent Community and our Education Guide. Have you had a great experience with any of them? You can help other families benefit from your experience with an endorsement on their Profile Page! SHOW YOUR SUPPORT WITH A 5-STAR REVIEW.

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    The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, located in Villanova, Pa., is an independent, college-preparatory,…

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      For more than seventy-one years, Delaware County Christian School has been committed to providing students…

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        Friends’ Central School is a Quaker, co-educational, college-preparatory day school for students in nursery through…

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          Holy Child Academy (HCA) is an independent, Catholic school for boys and girls of all…

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            Kids' Clubhouse provides weekly themed half-day and full-day camp options for 2-8 year olds. Come…

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              La Salle College High School is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young men…

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                Mi Casita Preschool is Philadelphia and the Main Line's premier Spanish immersion preschool. Through project…

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                  Stem Prep Academy's mission is to encourage preschoolers to reach their full potential by providing…

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                    The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) is a public cyber charter school and the…

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                      A pioneer in progressive education since 1972, The Philadelphia School (TPS) is a non-sectarian school…

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                        The West Hill School is a unique coeducational preschool for children 2 years 7 months…

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                          Waldron Mercy Academy is proud to be a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence…

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                            Westtown School, a Quaker, Pre-K -12th grade, co-ed, college preparatory day and boarding school, offers…

                            Main Line Parent Education Partner Enrichment & Extracurricular Programs

                            Main Line Parent Members are local community builders like us who would like to be more connected with families around the Main Line. The Members below support the Main Line Parent Community and our Education Guide. Have you had a great experience with any of them? You can help other families benefit from your experience with an endorsement on their Profile Page! SHOW YOUR SUPPORT WITH A 5-STAR REVIEW.

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                              Action Karate is a character-based martial arts school with multiple locations for families in the…

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                                Appel Farm Arts Camp is a welcoming and diverse community that builds artistic skills through…

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                                  Ballet 180 is the premiere professional ballet company of the Philadelphia Main Line and its…

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                                    The Dragon Gym Main Line has been serving the martial arts and fitness needs of…

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                                      Founded in 1969, Educational Services is the oldest family-owned test preparation company in the region.

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                                        GALOFC is a training organization ran by former D1 Saint Joseph's University Men's Soccer captain…

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                                          Kids' Clubhouse provides weekly themed half-day and full-day camp options for 2-8 year olds. Come…

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                                            Kitchen Wizards helps kids of all ages to discover the magic of cooking, one bite…

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                                              Language University is a "foreign language through fun" program for children 2-8.

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                                                Leading Tone Lessons is an award-winning music school in Southeast PA, offering a variety of…

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                                                  Lulu's Casita is the first play cafe on the Main Line. Est. 2013, they provide…

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                                                    Meridee Winters School of Music provides customized, convenient, online, in-home lessons for piano, guitar, voice,…

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                                                      Founded in 2003, Music Training Center is a locally-owned music and performing arts school serving…

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                                                          PLAY.ISH is a Drop-in In-home learning service for babies and toddlers, focusing on play-based instruction.…

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                                                            At a time of extraordinary uncertainty in K-12 education, REACH tutors provide peace of mind…

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                                                              Redwood Academic Prep is committed to offering quality guidance and support for students and parents…

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                                                                Roots With Ruark brings you and your little one a music class full of energy…

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                                                                  Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse is a non-profit organization located in Philadelphia’s East Fairmount Park.…

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                                                                    Snapology is a STEM educational enrichment program that is offered via classes, camps, birthday parties,…

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                                                                                Thrive Literacy Center is excited to begin their 8th year of Literacy Camp in Wayne,…

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                                                                                  Tumbling With JoJo is a unique mobile Tumbling program for children and adults of all…

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                                                                                    Twirl was established in 2016 when owner Sam Sinns left his job as a dancer…

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                                                                                      Wayne Art Center is dedicated to enriching the community through the arts, offering high-calibre art…

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                                                                                        West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts at Uptown! the door is open to a…

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                                                                                          Wize Computing Academy is into teaching computer science and engineering concepts to students in PreK…

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                                                                                            Wolf Performing Arts Center is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people through learning,…

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