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Main Line Preschool & Private School Open Houses | Spring 2023

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.

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: February 15, March 3, March 15, April 5, April 21, May 5, and May 19. 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


Admissions:Jennifer Groen, Assistant Head of School for Strategy (jgroen@jbha.org)

Cupola Academy

1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035

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


Contact Admissions for information.

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: March 7 and April 15. Register here.


Middle & Upper School Open House: April 18. Current 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students are invited to discover Friends’ Central School campus this spring at various activities: Racing Robots: An Engineering and Design Workshop on March 11, Team up with FCS Athletics on April 15, and Cooking to Serve on May 6. 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: April 26. Register here. To inquire about a private tour contact Sarai Nieves at snieves@friendshaverford.org.


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


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: May 7. Register here.

Mornings at La Salle for prospective students: February 23, March 23, April 14. More info here.


Main Line Classical Academy

455 South Roberts Rd., Bryn Mawr, 19019


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


Tour: Contact Marie Occhiogrosso at admissions@mainlineclassical.org to schedule a tour.

Mi Casita

116 Cricket Avenue, Ardmore, PA, 19003

Spanish Immersion Preschool, 3 months – 5 years old



“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 are 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 early in life.” 
– Emily, Mi Casita Parent


Admissions: Submit the request for information form and schedule a tour on the website.



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.

Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School

405 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, PA

Preschool ages 2 – 5, Kindergarten – 8th grade, Coeducational, Catholic


“My children have been having an amazing experience at MTC! They are developing academically, socially and spiritually. As a parent working outside the home, I also find the options available to support our demanding schedule very helpful. It has been a blessing being part of this MTC community!” Colleen C., MTC parent


Request a tour. 

Norwood Fontbonne Academy

8891 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Preschool – eighth grade (Optional Montessori path or Traditional path available for preschool – third grade, both merge in fourth), Independent, Catholic


“We are so glad that we have chosen to send our children to Norwood-Fontbonne Academy. At NFA, we have the opportunity either to choose the Montessori experience or the primary/traditional experience, knowing that each environment is going to benefit the needs of our children. We see our children coming home with empathy in their hearts, empathy for their environment around them and people around them and it’s all due to the skills and the ethics that they are teaching inside the classroom. The student are doing community service projects and they’re also learning about people around them. The education at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy is outstanding. The children come home engaged and excited and ready to learn the next day. We are so thrilled that we made this decision to send our children to NFA.” Megan S., Norwood Fontbonne Academy Parent


Open Houses: February 16, March 15, April 25. More information and registration.


Perelman Jewish Day School

Stern Center 49 Haverford Road – Wynnewood, PA 19096

Forman Center 7601 Old York Road – Melrose Park, PA 19027


Independent, Jewish, Grades PreK – 5 (Stern Center), Grades K – 5 (Forman Center)


Open House Info: Stern Center, May 2, 9:30 am. Forman Center. May 4, 9:30 am. 


Phebe Anna Thorne School

1029 Wyndon Avenue, 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


Email mleithause@brynmawr.edu for information.


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 Wetherill School

1321 Beaumont Drive, Gladwyne, PA

Preschool (age 2 years and 7 months) through kindergarten


“The Wetherill School is a true gem! Our daughter spent two amazing years learning and growing here. The classes are small with two teachers per room. I cannot say enough about all the fabulous teachers! They were outstanding, caring, nurturing…everything positive. Some have been there for many years which says something! The mixed-age classrooms with elements of Montessori kept things innovative and fun for our daughter. We loved that there was so much outside time–with nature walks, free play, outside lunches, and gardening—plus much more! The families could not be more welcoming–such a lovely community! It was a very special time for our daughter. Wetherill was her foundation for learning. She still has a passion to learn and explore new things—we owe that to [Wetherill} Thank you! You will always be a a part of us!” Elizabeth K., Wetherill parent


Contact Admissions for information.

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.


Contact Admissions for information.

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.”


Visit the Admissions page to take a Virtual Tour, and find contact information for the Admissions staff.

 Westtown School

975 Westtown Road, West Chester

Independent, Quaker, Coeducational, Pre-K to Grade 12


“A place where the teachers, staff, and community support each other. This school has so much diversity, educational opportunities, stewardship, social awareness, service and a great supportive community. Can’t say enough about this school. Truly blessed to see all that Westtown offers. Love this school.” Tim H., Westtown parent


Contact the Admissions Department to set up a tour.



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