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Main Line Preschool & Private School Open Houses: October 2021

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.

Find out when to visit the best preschools and private schools around the Main Line with our October Open House Calendar. We encourage you to visit each school you’re considering with a virtual or in person open house and tour, get to know their faculty and staff, and connect with experienced families in our Main Line Parent Community group on Facebook.

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Admissions Events Throughout the Fall 

Cupola Academy

Ages 4-18 • 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne 

Families who are interested in learning about an intellectually rich atmosphere that promotes a growth mindset, encourages lifelong learning, and emphasizes social and environmental justice.This is a supportive community-base for homeschooling families. If interested, families are encouraged to fill out an inquiry form to learn more about if this is a good fit for them. 

RSVP: https://cupolaacademy.org/admissions-process 

Contact: info@cupolaacademy.org | 610-255-7188

Holy Child Academy

Nursery – Grade 8 • 475 Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill 

Families with children who want to learn more about a nurturing academic environment where students develop an aptitude for critical thinking, confidence in presenting to large groups, a passion for lifelong learning, and dedication to serving others. HCA works to educate students diverse in race, culture, and religious beliefs. 

RSVP: https://www.holychildacademy.com/cf_forms/view.cfm?formID=202 

Contact: Rebecca Kellich, Director of Admissions: rkellich@holychildacademy.com | 610-259-2712 

Mi Casita

3 Months – 5 years • 116 Cricket Avenue, Ardmore 

For families looking to learn more about the fundamentals of learning language through complete Spanish immersion. Parents will be able to learn more about the fun and engaging activities that Mi Casita provides their students. If interested, schedule a tour through the interest form! 

RSVP: https://micasitapreschool.com/interest-form/ 

Contact: 484-413-2695

The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School

K – Grade 12 • 652 Midland Avenue, Midland 

Families who are interested in learning more about what a virtual learning environment looks like are able to sign up for a virtual information session. Families can learn about their innovative curriculum and instruction, their community, choices and opportunities, and the right technology. 

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

Contact: Edward Elder, President: edward.elder@pacyber.org | 1-888-722-9237

Stem Prep Academy

Toddlers through Pre-K • 602 East Girard Avenue, Philadelphia

Their mission is to encourage scholars (both boys and girls) to reach their full potential by providing stem focused-hands on learning. They work to bridge the gap of enrollment in STEM fields. They help children how to think, not what to think. Open houses are held every 2nd Saturday of the month. This goes from September through June. 

RSVP: https://stempreparatory.org/schedule-a-tour/ola/services/schedule-a-tour

Contact: info@stempreparatory.org | 267-687-2402

Valley Forge Educational Services Open House

Ages 5-24 • 1777 North Valley Road, Malvern, PA 19355

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Families with children and adults with special needs are invited to learn about VFES’s curriculum and instruction, clinical services, employment services, summer programs, respite, retreats and more.

RSVP: https://www.vfes.net/openhouse 

Contact: Sheba Simms, Director of Marketing & Communications: shsimms@vfes.net  | 610-296-6725 x116

The West Hill School

Preschool • 1455 West Hill Road, Bryn Mawr 

Families with preschool aged children interested in learning more about their varied curriculum. This is balanced with play and multisensory academic instruction, the children explore and satisfy their curiosities while developing their cognitive, social/emotional, and physical skills. If interested, parents can request a tour through their website, and also through reaching out to the director of admissions. 

RSVP: http://www.thewesthillschool.org/about-us/request-a-school-tour/ 

Contact: Michelle Fleitas, Director of Admissions, Finance & Communications | michelle@thewesthillschool.org 

The Wetherill School

Three years – Kindergarten • 1321 Beaumont Drive, Gladwyne 

Parents who are interested in a Montessori education for their children are invited to schedule a tour to view the school and learn more about the values that they stand for. Their teaching philosophy is based around the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of each child. All projects are designed to support their growth and intellectual curiosity. 

RSVP: https://wetherillschool.org/enrollment/ 

Contact: info@wetherillschool.org | 610-649-2299 

Westtown School

Pre-K to Grade 12  975 Westtown Road, West Chester 

Westtown School emphasizes that each child and family has unique needs, so their open house format has become a more personalized and intimate experience. These formats will allow families to dive deeper into the specific questions and interests. In person open house events for Lower and Middle School families will begin after October 2nd. However, you can virtually attend an open house at any time. 

Lower School Open House RSVP: https://www.westtown.edu/admission 

Contact: Tearson Morrison, Director of Admission: 610-399-7904 | admissions@westtown.edu 

Academy of Notre Dame

The Notre Dame faculty and staff invite you to reach out to the admissions team to schedule a phone or video conversation, or feel free to schedule a campus tour at your convenience.

RSVP: https://www.ndapa.org/cf_forms/view.cfm?formID=410s

Contact: Kara Brown, Associate Director of Upper School Admissions: ksbrown@ndapa.org | 610-971-0498 x 2


Monday, October 4, 2021

Friends’ Central School Lower School Virtual Open House

Nursery to Grade 5 • 228 Old Gulph Road, Wynnewood

9:30 am

Families with children who are looking for joy-filled learning which is embedded in play, exploration, and discovery. Families will discover the broad and varied lower school curriculum which provides each child with the opportunity to explore, discover new interests, and shine. Many of these classes are small and the instruction is individualized, which allows for students to progress at their own pace. 

RSVP: https://info.friendscentral.org/visit-fcs-all-schools#two

Contact: Andrea Dominic Lubrano, Director of Lower School Admission: alubrano@friendscentral.org | 610-642-7575 x7454


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Gladwyne Montessori Virtual Information Session

Infants to 12 years • 920 Youngs Ford Road, Gladwyne 

7:30 pm

Parents who are interested in Montessori education are invited to learn more about their research based curriculum, which provides an individualized learning experience that cultivates depth of knowledge and the values required to be actively engaged global citizens.

Contact: Becca Williams, Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management: 610-649-1761

RSVP: https://www.gladwyne.org/admissions/visit-us, You can also schedule an in-person appointment as well.  


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Friends’ Central School Middle & Upper School Fall Open House

Grades 6 to 12 • 1101 City Avenue, Wynnewood

9:00 am

Families with children and teenagers from grades six through twelve looking for their kids to experience a challenging and thoughtful curriculum. This curriculum cultivates the intellectual, spiritual, and ethical growth of these kids. They will participate in a process designed to foster creative, critical, and flexible thinking, along with compassion. 

RSVP: https://info.friendscentral.org/visit-fcs-all-schools#two

Contact: Slyvia Indyk Devietti, Associate Director of Admissions for Middle and Upper School: sdevietti@friendscentral.org | 610-645-4494 


Friday, October 8, 2021

Aim Academy

Grades 1 to 12 • 1200 River Rd, Conshohocken

9 am – 10 am

Aim Academy is a coeducational, independent school in Conshohocken dedicated to providing extraordinary educational opportunities to children in grades 1-12 with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Families who are interested in learning more are invited to attend their open houses. If you cannot make one, there are several different dates to attend throughout the fall.

RSVP: https://www.aimpa.org/admissions/discoveraim

Contact: Laura Rup, Admission Director: lrup@aimpa.org | 215-948-9517


Saturday, October 9, 2021

Friends’ Central School Lower School Admissions Tours 

Nursery to Grade 5 • 228 Old Gulph Road, Wynnewood

9:00 am

Families with children who are looking for joy-filled learning which is embedded in play, exploration, and discovery. Families will discover the broad and varied lower school curriculum which provides each child with the opportunity to explore, discover new interests, and shine. Many of these classes are small and the instruction is individualized, which allows for students to progress at their own pace. 

RSVP: https://info.friendscentral.org/visit-fcs-all-schools#two

Contact: Andrea Dominic Lubrano, Director of Lower School Admission: alubrano@friendscentral.org | 610-642-7575 x7454

Stem Prep Academy

Toddlers through Pre-K 604 • 602 East Girard Avenue, Philadelphia

Their mission is to encourage scholars (both boys and girls) to reach their full potential by providing stem focused-hands on learning. They work to bridge the gap of enrollment in STEM fields. They help children how to think, not what to think. 

Open houses are held every 2nd Saturday of the month. This goes from September through June. 

RSVP: https://stempreparatory.org/schedule-a-tour/ola/services/schedule-a-tour

Contact: info@stempreparatory.org | 267-687-2402


Sunday, October 10, 2021 

Villa Maria Academy Lower School 

Grades Pre K to 8 • 370 Central Avenue, Malvern 

 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Villa Maria works to blend spirituality with academics in a nurturing learning environment for students. They focus on leadership and service. Their educational process is student-centered and not limited to just the walls of the classroom. Parents are encouraged to attend their open house to see if this is the best fit for their child!

RSVP: https://vm-pa.client.renweb.com/oa/inquiry.cfm?memberid=2691 

Contact: Jennifer Gentleman Rose, Director of Enrollment Management: jrose@vmahs.org | 610-644-2551 ext. 1020

Friends’ Central School Lower School: Admissions Tours

Nursery to Grade 5 • 228 Old Gulph Road, Wynnewood

Families with children who are looking for joy-filled learning which is embedded in play, exploration, and discovery. Families will discover the broad and varied lower school curriculum which provides each child with the opportunity to explore, discover new interests, and shine. Many of these classes are small and the instruction is individualized, which allows for students to progress at their own pace. 

RSVP: https://www.friendscentral.org/admission/admission-events

Contact: Andrea Dominic Lubrano, Director of Lower School Admission: alubrano@friendscentral.org | 610-642-7575 x7454


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy: Virtual Open House

Grades 6 – 12 • 272 S Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr

7:00 pm

Barrack’s Virtual Open House events provide an opportunity for you to hear from administration, faculty, and current students, and gain a fuller understanding of why their students love where they learn. 

RSVP: https://www.jbha.org/admissions/open-house

Contact: Beth Rivkind, Director of Admissions: 610-922-2347 or brivkind@jbha.org


Tuesday, October 19, 2021 

Gladwyne Montessori Virtual Information Session

Infants to 12 years • 920 Youngs Ford Road, Gladwyne 

7:30 pm

Parents who are interested in Montessori education are invited to learn more about their research based curriculum, which provides an individualized learning experience that cultivates depth of knowledge and the values required to be actively engaged global citizens.

Contact: Becca Williams, Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management: 610-649-1761

RSVP: https://www.gladwyne.org/admissions/visit-us, You can also schedule an in-person appointment as well.  


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Aim Academy

Grades 1 to 12 • 1200 River Rd, Conshohocken

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Aim Academy is a coeducational, independent school in Conshohocken dedicated to providing extraordinary educational opportunities to children in grades 1-12 with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Families who are interested in learning more are invited to attend their open houses. If you cannot make one, there are several different dates to attend throughout the fall.

RSVP: https://www.aimpa.org/admissions/discoveraim

Contact: Laura Rup, Admission Director: lrup@aimpa.org | 215-948-9517

LaSalle College High School

Grades 9 to 12 • 8605 W Cheltenham Ave, Wyndmoor

9:00 am – 11:00am

Parents of prospective students are invited to attend a “Morning at La Salle.” The program provides parents with an academic presentation, classroom visits, and a question and answer session with faculty, administrators, and students. Space is limited, so individuals are encouraged to pre-register early to reserve your spot.

RSVP: Kevin Dougherty, Vice President of Enrollment Services: doughertyK@lschs.org

Contact: https://www.lschs.org/admissions/visit

Villa Maria Academy Lower School 

Grades Pre K to 8 • 370 Central Avenue, Malvern 

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Villa Maria works to blend spirituality with academics in a nurturing learning environment for students. They focus on leadership and service. Their educational process is student-centered and not limited to just the walls of the classroom. Parents are encouraged to attend their open house to see if this is the best fit for their child!

RSVP: https://vm-pa.client.renweb.com/oa/inquiry.cfm?memberid=2691 

Contact: Jennifer Gentleman Rose, Director of Enrollment Management: jrose@vmahs.org | 610-644-2551 ext. 1020

Sacred Heart Academy: Virtual Admission Event

Grades K – 8 • 480 S Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr

Sacred Heart works to produce self-confident women, provide a challenging intellectual education, to develop a love of God, and to create a desire to help others. If you and your family are interested in learning more about their community, educational values, and their mission, you are encouraged to attend their virtual admissions event!  

RSVP: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E1iad4ftRqONTg-0AZcWOw

Contact: Tammy Hart, Director of Enrollment: tammy.hart@SHAbrynmawr.org


Thursday, October 21, 2021

Transition and Adult Resource Fair at Valley Forge Educational Services

Ages 5-24 • 1777 North Valley Road, Malvern, PA 19355

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Families with children and adults with special needs, ages 5-24, are invited to meet and get to know 30+ vendors including a variety of supportive employment organizations, residential service providers, community support services, continuing education programs, benefits counselors, family advocates, special needs financial planning experts, and recreational and leisure activities specifically for adults with special needs. This event is free and open to the community. 

Details: https://www.vfes.net/resourcefair 

Contact: Sheba Simms, Director of Marketing & Communications: shsimms@vfes.net  | 610-296-6725 x116


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Friends’ Central School Middle & Upper School Virtual Fall Open House

Grades 6 to 12 • 1101 City Avenue, Wynnewood

9 am

Families with children and teenagers from grades six through twelve looking for their kids to experience a challenging and thoughtful curriculum. This curriculum cultivates the intellectual, spiritual, and ethical growth of these kids. They will participate in a process designed to foster creative, critical, and flexible thinking, along with compassion. 

RSVP: https://info.friendscentral.org/visit-fcs-all-schools#two 

Contact: Slyvia Indyk Devietti, Associate Director of Admissions for Middle and Upper School: sdevietti@friendscentral.org | 610-645-4494 

Friends’ Central School Lower School Virtual Open House

Nursery to Grade 5 • 228 Old Gulph Road, Wynnewood

5:30 pm

Families with children who are looking for joy-filled learning which is embedded in play, exploration, and discovery. Families will discover the broad and varied lower school curriculum which provides each child with the opportunity to explore, discover new interests, and shine. Many of these classes are small and the instruction is individualized, which allows for students to progress at their own pace. 

RSVP: https://www.friendscentral.org/admission/admission-events

Contact: Andrea Dominic Lubrano, Director of Lower School Admission: alubrano@friendscentral.org | 610-642-7575 x7454

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