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Main Line Parent Fall Education Guide

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

Main Line Parent is dedicated to Building Community and one of the ways we fulfill this mission is by elevating and promoting the stories and experiences from local parents. Scroll and click through our Education Guide to find out how your neighbors found the right fit for their children.

 

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Main Line Parent Education Guide: Stories

Three siblings sitting against a rock while hiking

The Pedemonti family shares their experience with this intellectually rich atmosphere that promotes a growth mindset, encourages lifelong learning, and more.

A Montgomery County family finds PA Cyber Charter School to be the ideal learning environment for their two sons.  

An inside look at the Main Line Parent Community's favorite libraries for kids and families. Find out what makes them great!

Find out why Phebe Anna Thorne is getting A’s from parents on its social emotional learning curriculum 

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A unique fifth grade curriculum that helps this age group transition from lower to middle school

students learning around a table at MLCA

Main Line Classical Academy, in Bryn Mawr, instills a joyful, lifelong love of STEM in its K -12 students. 

Children in the early education program at Bright Minds Preschool of the Main Line play on the floor

There are lots of wonderful early childhood education programs around the Main Line! Learn about their different missions and philosophies to find the best fit for your child during these magical years.

La Salle College High School student and teacher in a science lab.

Giving students the freedom to decide, encouraging independence and motivation

Experiential learning is an educational promise.

Main Line educators share some of the habits of highly successful students for all parents who want to help their child excel in school.

When a traditional brick-and-mortar school couldn’t meet the needs of the Costanzo family, they turned to the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School and never looked back.

Curriculum, seminars, lessons in the humanities, and a stem program that includes lab-based inquiry and natural exploration lead to a very unique education.

Learn about the time-tested and hands-on education your child can find at Gladwyne Montessori School

Discover how students at Friends' Central School are being guided to reach their full academic and social potential.

The leagues run by We Not Me Sports are where classmates learn how to play together.

Top tips from Kids' Clubhouse of the Main Line!

Expand your child's strengths through learning around the Main Line with these education and enrichment local businesses our Community LOVES.

Interested in homeschooling, but don't know where to begin? Learn how Partnership Education with Cupola Academy supported one family on their homeschooling journey.

School building and large yard.

Alumni return to share their stories and how going to MCHVF is "all in the family"!

Perelman Jewish Day School offers unparalleled advantages. From economics and engineering to philosophy and music theory, their students grow to view things from a very distinctive point of view.

Westtown is where a student’s purpose is illuminated.

The academic success of the students at Bryn Mawr’s Main Line Classical Academy validates that children are never too young to learn great things.

Parents have a lot of choices when it comes to schools for their children. Learning about the different types of schools can help you discover the right fit for your child.

Shaping students’ hands, hearts, and minds in the Catholic tradition

family of 6 and their dog in autumn leaves

This Gladwyne family arrived from NYC in need of a preschool for their children, and found community, education, and friendship at The Wetherill School.

AIM Academy’s innovative spaces and programs support future ready skills.

High-school sweethearts looked to their past when choosing Jewish day schools for their four daughters.

Mi Casita, a Spanish-immersion preschool, has opened their fourth location in Spring House!

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With programs like Customized Workforce Solutions, their Daily Living Center, the Work Orientation Readiness Center, and more students at The Vanguard School receive real world training in addition to their education.

For parents struggling with a child’s mental health issue, CGRC offers evidence-based, therapeutic interventions.

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The Bare Family shares their love of Friends School Haverford, and why FSH was the perfect choice for their family.

Main Line Parent Education Partner Schools & Preschools

Main Line Parent Education Partner 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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AIM Academy
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    AIM's college prep curriculum for 1-12th grade students provides extraordinary educational opportunities to children with…

    Amigos Spanish Immersion Preschool
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      Amigos is a Spanish immersion preschool located in Old City, Philadelphia for students 1-5 years…

      Bright Minds Preschool of the Main Line
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        Bright Minds Preschool of the Main Line (formerly Kids' Clubhouse of the Main Line) provides…

        Cupola Academy
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          Cupola Academy (CA) is a secular, nonprofit educational organization that provides a supportive community-base for homeschooling families.

          Fáilte Microschool
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            Fáilte serves as an inclusive haven for children seeking an alternative to conventional schooling.

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

              Fusion Academy
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                Fusion Academy is a private school in Ardmore and Malvern, where classes are one-to-one: one…

                Gladwyne Montessori
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                  Give your child the best foundation for a lifetime of learning at Gladwyne Montessori, the…

                  Kimberton Waldorf School
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                    Kimberton Waldorf School (KWS) is a nurturing, natural haven for students seeking an academically rich and…

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

                      Main Line Classical Academy
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                        With a 1:6 faculty-to-student ratio, Main Line Classical Academy is small by design -- creating…

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

                          Open Connections
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                            At Open Connections, they empower young people and adults to create the life they want, full of…

                            Phebe Anna Thorne School of Bryn Mawr College
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                              The Phebe Anna Thorne School of Bryn Mawr College invites children to explore and learn…

                              Spanish Workshop for Children
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                                Spanish Workshop for Children is a Spanish immersion program for children (15 months and up).

                                St. Aloysius Academy
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                                  St. Aloysius Academy's mission is to prepare young boys for roles of Christian leadership and…

                                  The Episcopal Academy
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                                    Challenging and nurturing Mind, Body, and Spirit since 1785.

                                    The Miquon School
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                                      For 90+ years, The Miquon School has provided a Progressive program based on student-centered teaching…

                                      The Pathway School Extended School Year (ESY)
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                                        The Pathway School is a nonprofit special education school licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

                                        The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber)
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                                          PA Cyber is a public charter school and the premier online K-12 educational provider for…

                                          Trinity Preschool of Berwyn
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                                            Trinity Preschool of Berwyn is a special community on the Main Line offering hands-on, creative,…

                                            Valley Forge Educational Services
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                                              Located on a scenic, 28-acre campus in Malvern, PA , Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES)…

                                              Waldron Mercy Academy
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                                                Waldron Mercy Academy, a Catholic School sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, is a diverse,…

                                                Westtown School
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                                                  An independent, Quaker, co-ed, pre-K through grade 12 day school with boarding options in grades…

                                                  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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                                                  ~Graphy Academic Tutoring and Writing Support
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                                                    ~Graphy is a comprehensive academic tutoring and writing support service founded by Dr. Nathaniel Jezzi…

                                                    Abigail Hillman and Associates
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                                                      The team at Abigail Hillman and Associates offers holistic, targeted application, tutoring, and test prep services from…

                                                      Action Karate Main Line
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                                                        Action Karate is the place for high-quality character-based martial arts and karate classes!

                                                        Athletes Untapped
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                                                          Helping young athletes build confidence & improve their skills through 1on1 sports coaching.

                                                          Ballet 180
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                                                            The Ballet 180 School builds community and spreads kindness through the art of dance.

                                                            Betsy Daily School of Performing Arts
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                                                              Betsy Daily School of Performing Arts is the ultimate performing arts experience on the Main…

                                                              Big Blue Swim School Paoli
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                                                                Big Blue Swim School provides children with the skills they need to feel confident in…

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                                                                  BosonEd specializes in admissions consulting for students aiming to pursue higher education in the United…

                                                                  Eye Level Learning Center of Berwyn
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                                                                    Eye Level Learning Center of Berwyn is offering one-to-one tutoring for children ages 5-15 in our…

                                                                    GBO Educational Services
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                                                                      GBO Educational Services is a full service tutoring facility offering a variety of sessions including…

                                                                      Heyday Youth
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                                                                        Heyday Youth sports programs offer children a fun and engaging way to create memories that…

                                                                        Joyful Connections
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                                                                          Joyful Connections provides parent mentoring and advocacy for families of neurodivergent children.

                                                                          Kate Brown Writing Instruction
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                                                                            Kate Brown Writing Instruction is an online school designed to help students entering college prepare…

                                                                            Kimberly Ciardi Tutoring
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                                                                              Kimberly Ciardi Tutoring Services is a leading private tutoring company dedicated to providing personalized and…

                                                                              Kristina Pulcini Ballet Academy
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                                                                                A dance experience your child will love, with magical performances in their new happy place.

                                                                                Lalia Speech Therapy Services, LLC
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                                                                                  Lalia Speech Therapy Services provides private, pediatric therapy for little language learners, ages 1-5.

                                                                                  Mendez Advocacy & Consulting
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                                                                                    Mendez Advocacy provides support and guidance for families navigating the world of special education.

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

                                                                                      Music Theatre Philly
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                                                                                        Music Theatre Philly is a vibrant professional training ground for young artists in theatre and…

                                                                                        MY Advocacy LLC
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                                                                                          MY Advocacy LLC provides educational advocacy services to families with special needs children in the…

                                                                                          PAFA Youth and Family Programs – Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
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                                                                                            PAFA Youth and Family programs offer a variety of opportunities for young artists and their families…

                                                                                            Philadelphia Ballet
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                                                                                              School of Philadelphia Ballet offers the highest caliber dance education of any program in the…

                                                                                              Philadelphia Studio Ballet
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                                                                                                Philadelphia Studio Ballet, For Aspiring Dancers - Pre-Ballet to age 18

                                                                                                Plymouth Performing Arts Center
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                                                                                                  Now in our 21st year, Plymouth Performing Arts Center (formerly Music Training Center) enriches the…

                                                                                                  Riverbend 2
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                                                                                                    Riverbend Environmental Education Center teaches environmental principles to children in Southeastern Pennsylvania through a direct…

                                                                                                    Sensory FIT
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                                                                                                      Sensory FIT provides an inclusive community space for all children, specifically those with special needs.

                                                                                                      Small Talk Therapeutics
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                                                                                                        At Small Talk, they are neurodiversity affirming speech and language pathologists with extensive experience in…

                                                                                                        Snapology of King of Prussia
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                                                                                                          Snapology is a STEM educational enrichment program that is offered via classes, in-house field trips,…

                                                                                                          Soccer Stars
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                                                                                                            Soccer Stars is a youth soccer development program that is designed for all kids but…

                                                                                                            Spanish Exploradores
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                                                                                                              Looking for a fun and engaging way for your child to learn Spanish? Spanish Exploradores…

                                                                                                              Spanish Workshop for Children
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                                                                                                                Spanish Workshop for Children is a Spanish immersion program for children (15 months and up).

                                                                                                                Teacher Time To Go
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                                                                                                                  Teacher Time To Go is a "travel to you" and virtual tutoring company providing Individualized…

                                                                                                                  The Little Gym of Ardmore, PA
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                                                                                                                    The Little Gym of Ardmore is a children's gym offering enrichment activities for kids 4…

                                                                                                                    The Philadelphia Dance Academy
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                                                                                                                      The Philadelphia Dance Academy offers the following programs: Early Childhood, Primary, Pre-Professional Ballet, Theater, Contemporary,…

                                                                                                                      The Reach Group
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                                                                                                                        Helping individuals and families REACH their fullest potential within the special education system.

                                                                                                                        Twenty One Pips
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                                                                                                                          Twenty One Pips is where flavor meets fun on the Main Line.

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

                                                                                                                            Uptown Studio
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                                                                                                                              Join Uptown Studio (formerly WCStudio at Uptown) for an immersive summer of theatrical exploration!

                                                                                                                              Wayne Art Center
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                                                                                                                                Wayne Art Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the community through the arts.

                                                                                                                                Wolf Performing Arts Center
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                                                                                                                                  Experience the magic of theatre, year-round, at Wolf Performing Arts Center!

                                                                                                                                  Young Rembrandts Chester County, PA
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                                                                                                                                    Young Rembrandts uses a unique curriculum that engages both sides of the brain so all…

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