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Main Line Preschool & Private School Open Houses | Fall 2022

There’s nothing quite like an open house and personal tour to get to know a school’s community when you’re searching for the right fit.

Academy of Notre Dame de Namur

560 Sproul Road, Villanova, PA 19085

Grades 6 – 12, All Girls, Catholic

 

“One of the best things Notre Dame provided for me was the knowledge that we could do anything – since we were all girls, the girls were the elected leaders, athletes, scholars.” Nina Fite ’75, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Angola

 

Open House: October 2, 2022, 10 am. Register here!

 

AIM Academy

1200 River Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428

Grades 1-12, Co-Ed, Language-Based Learning Differences

 

 

“I can’t even begin to express how much AIM means to me … All we want is for our children to have the opportunity to work hard and achieve for themselves and it has made so many of my dreams come true to … see him happy and succeeding.” Parent of an AIM 5th Grader

 

 

Open House Dates: Attend a Virtual Information Session, then you’ll receive an invitation to join a Tuesday Tour. Virtual Information Dates: September 23, 2022, 9 am; October 7, 2022, 9 am; October 19, 2022 12 pm; November 4, 2022, 9 am; November 16, 2022, 9 am; December 2, 2022, 9 am; December 14, 2022, 12 pm. Register here!

 


Barrack Hebrew Academy

272 South Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, 19010

Co-ed, Jewish, Grades 6-12

 

“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

 

Open Houses: October 2, 2022, 10 am; November 11, 2022, 9:30 am; December 8, 2022, 7 pm. Registration is required.

Cupola Academy

1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035

Offering part-time, year-round programs for homeschoolers.

 

Open House: Stay tuned for events.

Friends’ Central School

Nursery – Grade 5: 228 Old Gulph Road

Grades 6-12: 1101 City Avenue, Independent, Coed Quaker Day School

 

“I love the balance teachers in all divisions hold between being nurturing and doing real academic preparation. FCS is an intellectual and loving community.” – FCS Parent

 

Lower School Open House: October 12, 2022, 9:30 am; November 10, 2022, 9:30 am; December 7, 2022, 9:30 am. Lower School Admissions Tour: October 15, 2022, 9 am. Register here.

Middle & Upper School Open House: September 29, 2022, 4 pm; October 12, 2022, 4 pm; October 25, 2022, 9 am; November 10, 2022, 4 pm. Register here.

 

Friends School Haverford

851 Buck Lane, Haverford, PA

Nursery – 5th grade, Quaker

 

“The school takes an academically challenging, yet creative approach to learning.” – Current Parent

Open House: October 15, 9:00 am; October 19, 9:00 am; November 2, 9:00 am; December 7, 9:00 am; January 11, 9:00 am. Register here.

 

Gladwyne Montessori

920 Youngsford Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035

Infant – 6th Grade, Montessori

 

Admissions Info: Schedule an In-Person or Virtual Tour, or attend a monthly parent education workshop. Register here.

 

Contact: Rachel Weaner, rweaner@gladwyne.org | 610-649-1761

 

Holy Child Academy Drexel Hill

475 Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Ages 2 through Eighth Grade

 

“Imagine what our world would be if every child was able to receive the type of education that the Holy Child Academy provides: great atmosphere, caring staff, and most of all, an awesome learning environment.” – Solomon M., Middle School Parent

 

Open Houses: October 12, 2022, 5:30 pm; November 16, 2022, 5:30 pm. Register here.

Kids’ Clubhouse of the Main Line

150 North Radnor Chester Road, Radnor, 19087

Ages 2 through Kindergarten

 

“We’ve been going to KCML for 2.5 years. They were initially a flexible drop off center and we needed a place for our son after his morning school. They are now very much an official pre school with a major learning curriculum. They did so much during the height of Covid in terms of at home content for the kids, we used to watch the teachers reading books to us and it felt so nice to have a small dose of normalcy. Then they reopened in June 2020 and have not had ONE case of Covid since then! They are so clean, so helpful, so supportive and truthfully their curriculum under the Director, Miss Luci, is really impressive. My son will be going to Kindergarten next year and I feel he is more than ready thanks to Miss Luci. Highly highly highly recommend this place.” Kids’ Clubhouse of the Main Line Parent

 

Schedule a tour!

 

La Salle College High School

8605 West Cheltenham Ave, Wyndmoor, 19038

All boys, Independent, Catholic

 

“This high school was positively the best experience for my son. His attendance at LaSalle helped him get into (and has allowed him to flourish) in college – He was well prepared! If you have a son that is considering a prep school for his high school experience, I am certain that you will find no better school than LaSalle.” – La Salle Parent

 

Open House: September 25, 10 am. Register here.

Mornings at La Salle for prospective students: October 20; November 10; December 1. More info here.

 

Main Line Classical Academy

455 South Roberts Rd., Bryn Mawr, 19019

 

Kindergarten – 12th grade, co-eduducational, Classic Liberal Arts

 

Open House: Humanities Fall Fest and Open House for K and 1st Graders: October 2, 2022 3:00 – 5:00 pm.

Montgomery School

1141 Kimberton Road, Chester Springs, 19425

Co-ed, Grades Pre-K through 8

 

“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 House: Look & Learn sessions are the first step, they all begin at 9 am.

  • Lower School: October 7, 2022; October 26, 2022; December 14, 2022. Register here.
  • Middle School: October 14, 2022; November 15, 2022; December 2, 2022. Register here.

Montessori Children’s House of Valley Forge

1630 Thomas Road, Wayne, 19087

Toddler – Kindergarten, Independent, Montessori

 

“As with many parents, it only took one visit to MCHVF to realize that this was the perfect school for our children. From the beautiful park setting to the thoughtful and caring staff, it is truly a special place.  The teachers are nurturing and loving while providing the structure and guidance needed to learn, grow, explore and create.  Our children gained confidence, learned the importance of kindness and compassion, and developed strong academic skills.  We are grateful for the time our children had at MCHVF and we are so lucky to have this exceptional school in our community.” – Alicia, MCHVF Parent

 

Request a tour.

Nova Trails, an Acton Academy

75 Lancaster Ave, Malvern, 19355

Co-ed, Independent, Studios for learners ages 4 – 14

 

“Our Learner Driven Communities are run mostly by our Eagles, where closely connected families of lifelong learners are bound by clear covenants; and “Learning to Do” and “Learning to Be” are even more important than “Learning to Know.” – J. Sandefer

 

Schedule a tour.

Phebe Anna Thorne School

1029 Wyndon Ave., Bryn Mawr, 19010

Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten

 

“At each stage of Thorne school I have watched my daughter become more skilled at navigating social situations. She knows how to share, she knows how to stand up for herself, she knows how to play with old and new friends. The social emotional learning that happens at Thorne is extraordinary.” – Kelly B., Phebe Anna Thorne Parent

 

Open House for Kindergarten: Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 9:30 am. Email mleithause@brynmawr.edu to register.

 

Riverstone United Christian Academy

430 Hannum Avenue, West Chester, PA 19380

Grade 6-12, Christian

 

“Caring teaches who have your child’s best interest at heart and who are willing to go above and beyond to help them achieve their goals” —Sheri H, Riverstone parent

 

Schedule a tour.

Stratford Friends School

2 Bishop Hollow Road, Stratford, 19073

Co-ed, Elementary – Ninth grades

 

“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. Today he’s happy, thriving, and brimming with the self-confidence he needs as he enters high school. You could say that thanks to Stratford Friends, he became the kid he was always meant to be.” – Rick B., Stratford Friends School Parent

 

Schedule a tour.

 

The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School

652 Midland Avenue, Midland, PA 15059

K-12, Public Cyber Charter School

 

“Enrolling our daughters in PA Cyber has been one of the very best decisions we have made as a family. Thanks to PA Cyber, we as parents are able to take a very active role in our children’s education; from daily class in the living room to field trips around the state. Because of our ability to set our own schedules, our girls have learned important lessons about time management, priorities, and self-discipline. We take advantage of the ability to travel and attend class “on the road. We lived in Barbados this past winter, and it was all because of PA Cyber’s ability to educate anywhere in the world.” – PA Cyber parents Reed and Katy Verdesoto

 

RSVP Virtual Session: https://www.pacyber.org/session/

 

 

The West Hill School

1455 West Hill Road, Rosemont, PA 19010

Preschool, Independent

 

“I think West Hill has been doing a fantastic job with everything. You and the staff should be commended. The school is running seamlessly despite all of the necessary safety parameters.I appreciate your time, caring, and attention throughout this pandemic!! You all are keeping our children safe and they are having FUN!” – Current Parent

 

Schedule a tour.

 

Trinity Preschool of Berwyn

50 Main Ave., Berwyn, 19312

Toddlers through Pre-K

 

“I am so glad that Trinity was my kids’ first introduction to school. Every teacher we’ve met has created a space for my kids to have fun, be who they are and feel proud of what they’re learning. My oldest is starting kindergarten this year and without a doubt he is socially and academically ready with tons of wonderful Trinity memories and friends.”– Jamie R., Trinity parent

 

Schedule a tour.

Valley Forge Educational Services

1777 North Valley Road, Malvern, 19355

Educational, recreational and employment-related services for people with disabilities, ages 5-24

 

“We have seen my granddaughter blossom and develop a love for school since she began attending Vanguard. It is so heartwarming to know that here she is seen as someone with potential in contrast to her previous school where they held out no expectations for her. That means so much to all of us.” -Lynn T.

 

Upcoming event: October 20, 2022, 6 pm Resource Fair for Adults with Special Needs

Villa Maria Academy Lower School

280 IHM Drive, Malvern, PA 19355

Preschool – 8th grade, Private, Catholic, All-girls K-8; Co-ed preschool

 

“The values, morals, empathy and resiliency that Villa instills in our daughter is a natural extension of how we are raising our children at home which makes the collaboration between school and home seamless.” – The Ferraro Family

 

Open House: Kindergarten – 8th Grade: October 13, 2022, 6:30 pm; October 23, 2022, 11 am; November 13, 2022, 11 am; Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten: November 30, 2022, 6:30 pm. Register here.

Waldron Mercy Academy

513, Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19066

Preschool – 8th grade, Catholic School sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy

 

“We chose WMA due to the kind, articulate, confident eighth graders who gave us a tour and made us think, that is exactly how we want our kids to be. We also love the Mercy charism, the teachers who are like family, the school’s diversity, the focus on social justice, and the amazing art and music programs that encourage creativity in our children.”

 

Open House: October 16, 2022. Register here.


 Westtown School

975 Westtown Road, West Chester

Pre-K to Grade 12

Westtown School emphasizes that each child and family has unique needs, and encourages interested families to reach out for more information and to schedule a private tour.

 

Open House: Upper School October 23, 2022, 1 pm. Register here.

Westtown School emphasizes that each child and family has unique needs, and encourages interested families to reach out for more information and to schedule a private tour.

 

 

Content Director, Main Line Parent & Philadelphia Family. Email me at pamela@familyfocus.org

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