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Main Line Parent-to-Parent School Directory (with Fall 2020 Open House Dates)

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

This Main Line Parent-to-Parent School Directory was built based on the submissions to our Main Line Parent School Gratitude Survey. We also encourage you to visit these schools for an 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. Looking for first-hand experience on a school that’s not listed? Ask our Main Line Parent Community group on Facebook about them (we have 30,000 members!) If you would like to see YOUR school featured in our directory, please encourage them to join us as an Education Partner.

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 Partners

AIM Academy

Co-ed, Independent, For students with
language-based learning differences such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia | Grades 1 – 12 | Conshohocken
215-483-2461 aimpa.org

 

Open Houses:
Virtual Events
10/28 6 pm
11/13 9 am
12/4 9 am
1/13 6 pm
1/29 9 am
2/10 6 pm

 

“Before our son moved to AIM he had started to hate school. Within 2 weeks of being at AIM he was smiling and happy about going. He was telling us stories about what he was learning. The teachers are supportive and responsive, and he is really developing confidence in himself as a learner and as a person through his experience as a student there. We are very happy! ”
– Traci C.

 

Read more about AIM Academy:

Reading comprehension is more than understanding words on a page. It's also about learning how these words can be brought to life!


The Baldwin School

All Girls School | Pre-K through Grade 12 | Bryn Mawr
610-525-2700 | baldwinschool.org

 

Open Houses:
Virtual Tour with Q&A
10/28 8:45 am or 2 pm – Middle and Upper School
10/30 12 pm – Lower School

Virtual Information Session
10/16 10 am –  Upper School
10/21 10 am – Middle School
10/23 10 am – Lower School

 

“Your daughters are going to grow up being confident, having a voice, knowing who she is and ready to go out into the world and make it a better place.”
– Pat W.

Read more about The Baldwin School:

The Bryn Mawr school's innovative program makes developing skills and strokes fun.


Benchmark School

Co-ed, Independent, for students who have been identified as having dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, auditory processing or other learning differences. | Grades 1-8 | Media
610-565-3741 | benchmarkschool.org

 

Open Houses:
Lower School Virtual Events
10/5 6:30 pm
10/22 6:30 pm
11/9 6:39 pm

 

“Benchmark has changed my son’s outlook on school for the better. Some of his struggles have become strengths and he has learned to self-advocate along the way. I’m still amazed at the writing pieces he comes home with.”
-Kim S.

 

Read more about Benchmark School:

What do schools need to provide to help delayed readers and children who have dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning differences meet with success in school?


Friends School Haverford

Co-ed, Independent, Quaker | Grades Nursery – 8 | Haverford
610-642-2334 | friendshaverford.org

 

Open Houses:
Call to schedule a virtual tour 610-642-0354

 

“FSH truly is a unique school that offers a great sense of community, embraces diversity, and emphasizes outdoor experiences. The teachers take the time to really know the children, allowing them to individualize academic experiences so that the students feel supported and challenged. Students learn to think critically and expansively. While academically rigorous, FSH also places a premium on supporting students` social development. Knowing each child well means the teachers can offer just what each one needs to grow into a compassionate, empathic friend and socially-conscious citizen. Teachers at FSH see the best in each child and teach their students to look for that in others. Students graduate from FSH with a strong sense of themselves that fortifies them in the world beyond school. We couldn’t be happier with our experience at FSH.”
– Friends School Haverford Parent

 

 

Read more about Friends School Haverford:

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


Fusion AcademyFusion Logo

Co-ed, Independent, Individualized| Grades 6-12 | Ardmore, Malvern, Cherry Hill
610-365-7795 | fusionacademy.com

 

Fusion Academy is an accredited private 6-12th grade school where every part of the educational experience is personalized to meet the student’s needs. They offer full-time and part-time schooling along with tutoring, test prep, and homework support.

 

Read more about Fusion Academy:

Every Fusion student gets to write their own story, and be their own kind of remarkable.


Germantown Academy

Co-ed, Nonsectarian, Independent day school |Grades Pre-K – 12 | Fort Washington
267-405-7070 | germantownacademy.net

 

Open Houses:
Virtual am@GA events, 8:30 am and 10 am each day:
Friday, 10/9
Friday, 10/16
Friday, 11/6
Friday, 11/13

am@GA on Campus events, 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am each day:
Saturday, 10/10
Saturday, 11/7

 

“We are thrilled to be part of the GA community. Our daughter is thriving in first grade. She is excited to go to school every day. I can tell by the way she talks about her school day that she is surrounded by a team of talented, creative, and passionate teachers.”  
-Melissa R., Wynnewood


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Boys | Pre-K to 12 | Haverford
610-642-3020 | haverford.org

 

Open Houses:
October 25, virtually at noon for Middle School and 2 pm for High School
Various dates for Virtual Look & Learn events

 

“I would say the most amazing thing about Haverford is what they expect out of the boys,” she said. “I say to my boys, ‘Be the best version of yourself.’ You don’t have to be the best in the class, but be the best that you can be, and I feel like that’s what Haverford expects from the boys.”
—Cynthia Nemo, Bryn Mawr

 

Read more about The Haverford School:

Dr. Jay Greytok ’83, Head of Middle School at The Haverford School shares his tips for thriving during online learning.


Holy Child AcademyHCA Logo

Co-ed, Independent, Individualized| Age 2 – Grade 8 | Drexel Hill
610-259-2712 | holychildacademy.com

 

Open Houses:

Sunday, 10/25 – Early Childhood: 1:00 p.m., Grades 1-8: 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, 11/7 – Early Childhood: 10:00 a.m., Grades 1-8: 11:30 a.m.

MS Scholarship Exam Saturday, 11/14 at 10:00 Current 4th through 7th grades *Registration is required by Tuesday, 11/3

 

We wanted a quality education, first and foremost. We ended up getting far more than that. I’ll never forget the first time I stepped into HCA. We were taking a tour for my daughter to enter Nursery 3 and I was so impressed with the older students we met that day. I had never before seen children their age speak so articulately and offer such respectful and enthusiastic conversations about their studies and their school. It was that day I knew my child was going to be an HCA student. Since then, it has been a pleasure watching my daughter’s confidence develop and flourish each year. – Kim E.

 

Read more about Holy Child Academy:

Erica Zwilling, STEAM facilitator at Holy Child Academy gives us her picks for gifts that will help kids explore and develop their STEAM thinking.

 


Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy

Co-ed, Jewish | Grades 6-12 | Bryn Mawr
610-922-2350 | jbha.org

 

Open Houses:
Virtual Events
10/14 7:00 pm
11/20 10:00 am

 

“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

 

Read more about Barrack Hebrew Academy:

Curriculum, community, and compassion find common ground at Bryn Mawr's academically challenging Jewish day school.


Kids’ Clubhouse of the Main Line

Theme-based Learn-through-play Preschool and Pre-K | Ages 2-5 | Wayne | 484-272-CLUB | kidsclubhousemainline.com

 

“I am so happy we found the Kids Clubhouse of the Main Line! Our son has been attending full time since December and we are so happy with his growth- socially, emotionally, mentally, and verbally! He is 2.5 years old and is surrounded by very caring staff and teachers! Daily updates ease a working mom’s nerves to know he is in a nurturing environment- the pictures and videos make the day go by faster! Our daughter has been attending as a drop-in when her school is closed. She loves being there and always meeting new friends. The owner Angela and her professional staff have found a niche that is necessary in our area and are providing a top-notch service to all!”
-Kids’ Clubhouse Parent

La Salle College High School

Catholic, Independent, College preparatory school for boys | Grades 9 to 12 | Wyndmoor
215-233-2911 | lschs.org

 

Admissions Events:
8th Grade Scholarship/Entrance Exam Dates: 10/5, 10/7, and 10/13

Feature Program Information Nights: Explore The Arts at La Salle (Music, Speech & Debate, and Art) 10/19 6:30 pm

 


The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School

Public, Cyber | Kindergarten – 12
888-722-9237 | pacyber.org

 

Open Houses:
Online Open Houses available at this link: pacyber.org/session

 

“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 big things like the ability to travel and attend class “on the road,” to little things like sleeping in after a rough night of sleep. PA Cyber allows us to create a routine that best fits our needs.”
—Reed and Katy V

 

Read more about PA Cyber:

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


St. David’s Episcopal Day School

Co-ed, Episcopal | Ages 18 months to Kindergarten | Wayne
484-588-5643 | sdeds.org

 

Open Houses
Please call or email to schedule a private tour. Virtual tours and open house coming in November.

 

“We love SDEDS! Great curriculum based preschool that embodies a fun approach to learning while incorporating Christian values. The community of families and faculty is wonderful and welcoming. We are beyond pleased with our experience here!” 
-Ashley M


Stem Prep Academy

Stem based, Co-ed, Preschool | Ages 2.7 to 5 years old | Fishtown
267-687-2402 | letsgostem.com

 

Open Houses
10/10 11 am – 3 pm
11/14 11 am – 3 pm
Please contact us to reserve a time.

 

“Stem Prep Academy is a great investment that my family has been proud to be a part of. Renee Harris (Owner/Director) has years of education experience and has proven to provide quality programming that has fun and interesting curriculum for a tremendous value. Renee focuses on more than just teaching the STEM related subjects, she finds ways to apply what is learned to our current environment. When you invest in SPA you will be sure to gain valuable experiences for your children as well as the support they need to grow”
-Kehnesha Mitchell (Parent)


Stratford Friends School

Co-ed, Quaker | Grades K – 9 | Newtown Square
610-886-4337 | stratfordfriends.org

 

Open Houses:
Individualized private tours by appointment.

 

“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.”
—Rick Bayan, father of Guy Bayan

 

Read more about Stratford Friends School:

Stratford Friends’ small school model enables our teachers the opportunity to truly focus on each and every student.


Waldron Mercy Academy

Co-ed | Catholic | Age 3 – 8th grade | Merion Station
waldronmercy.org

 

Open Houses:
All Virtual
10/10 9 am
110/25 12 pm
11/10 2020 9 am and 6 pm

 

“We’re so thankful our children attend Waldron Mercy where they are well prepared and motivated for high school. WMA teaches respect, and we love that. We were so impressed with Waldron’s immediate pivot to virtual learning in the spring. Everything was well communicated so children understood what was expected of them and could manage their time and assignments appropriately.”
-Alex P.


The West Hill School

Co-ed | Preschool | Age 7 years 7 months – 5 years | Rosemont
610-525-7660 | thewesthillschool.org

 

Open Houses:
Virtual
Oct. 14, 2020 10:30-11am
Jan. 14, 2021 10:30-11am

 

“The West Hill School is a place for kids to be kids. It is play based at its finest. Between the Discovery Room and the new Playscape, children actively engage with their environment on a daily basis. The warm and loving environment easily makes West Hill a second home. The community is like an extended family. We couldn’t be happier with the experience West Hill provided for our children.”
– Aimee, West Hill School Parent

The Sallie S. Teaf Playscape allows the children to enjoy being children while inspiring their wonder, adventure, experimentation, and safe risk-taking.


Westtown School Westtown School logo

Co-ed | Grades Pre-K – 12 | West Chester
westtown.edu

 

Open Houses:
10/14, 10/21, 10/28 7 pm Pre-K – 1st Grade Open House Experiences
10/22 or 10/29  7 pm Middle School Open House Experiences
10/29 7 pm Upper School Virtual Open House
More info and registration here.

 

“At a World Economic Forum, a leader talked about education and what we need to teach our kids. He pointed out that knowledge is important, but the soft skills such as values, believing, independent thinking, teamwork, and compassion are what will help our kids stay competitive. I am a current Westtown parent, and I have witnessed how these soft skills are embedded into the school’s curriculum in every division.” 
-Westtown Parent of Class of 2021

 

Read more about Westtown School:

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


The Wetherill School

Co-ed, Montessori-inspired preschool-kindergarten | PreK-K | Gladwyne
610-649-2299 | wetherillschool.org

 

Open Houses:
Individualized school tours available by appointment.

 

“I will never forget my tour of Wetherill when I was completely panicked and emotional at the prospect of finding the RIGHT school for my children. The head of school was so calm, so thoughtful, and I left feeling such a sense of peace, and knowing we had found our school. Not only had we found our school, we found a family. The years our three kids have been at Wetherill have given us some of our deepest friendships and fondest memories. The space you have created inside that tiny church basement is pure magic. The love of learning and freedom of self-expression that you have given our kids is something we will never, ever forget.”
– C.S., Wetherill School Parent

 

Read more about Wetherill School:

With three young children, find out why this local family chose The Wetherill School for all of them.


Woodlynde School

Coed, College Prep, Mission-Driven School | Grades K – 12 | Strafford
610-687-9660 | woodlynde.org

 

Open Houses:
Virtual Events
10/13 9 – 10 am
11/20 9 – 10 am
12/8 9 – 10 am

 

“Transitioning to a new school is hard for everyone, even parents. All of our hesitation and anxiety were put to rest right from the start. I literally cried at my first back-to-school night because I couldn’t believe how blessed we were to have found such an amazing school.”
– Charlie & Denise Thorne, Current Parents ’23

 

Read more about Woodlynde School:

After putting their son Colin in the summer program at Woodlynde, find out why the Purdys chose to have him continue on into the academic year.

Main Line Parent Community School Recommendations

A Child’s Place

Childcare center | Preschool (6 weeks- 5 years)| Devon
acpkids.com

 

“We love the teachers that my son has had since he began at 3 months old. He is now graduating from pre-K and the team of teachers have been very influential to his life. A Child’s Place has been a major part of his development. They offer free Spanish, music, and a sports program for the children. The pre-K teacher held a talent show, has had class pets, and helped the class prepare for kindergarten.” — Lauren, A Child’s Place Devon Parent

 

The Agnes Irwin School

Girls, Non-sectarian | Pre-K to 12 | Rosemont
610-525-8400 | agnesirwin.org

 

“We wanted our daughters to be in an academic environment that allows them to be independent thinkers and encourages them to take risks. Agnes Irwin focuses on the whole child and provides a collaborative learning environment for our daughters to find their gifts and a sense of place. The school offers an exemplary curriculum with a focus on STEM, an extensive arts program, small class-size, one-on-one college counseling and all-season athletics. The community creates an environment where everyone is invested in the success of every girl.”
—Richard & Tien-Yueh, Wayne

 

Arbor Learning Academy

Child Care Center & Kindergarten | 6 weeks – 6 years | Malvern
arborlearningacademy.com

 

“We love Arbor Learning Academy because of the small class sizes and the responsiveness of the teachers and directors.”
– Lee, Arbor Learning Academy Parent

 

Ardmore United Methodist Preschool / AUMP

Co-ed, Methodist | Preschool | Ardmore
610-642-5741 | aumpreschool.com

 

Assumption Academy

Preschool- Kindergarten| 3 – 6 years | Strafford
assumptionacademy.weebly.com

 

“Assumption Academy is a caring, friendly place where you feel comfortable leaving your prized possession(s). They cater to your child and make him or her feel wanted and safe. My son has never had a bad day in the past three years. He is always happy.”
– Lisa, Assumption Academy Parent

 

Bala Cynwyd School for Young Children

Child Care Center & Kindergarten | 12 weeks – 6 years | Bala Cynwyd
balacynwydschool.net

 

“We love being part of this community. The curriculum is engaging for children and the teachers are exceptional. The children get a great balance of play and education and are learning in an environment that doesn’t feel too academic.”
– Leslie, Bala Cynwyd School for Young Children Parent

 

Berwyn United Methodist Nursery School

Prescshool | 2 – 6 years | Berwyn
bumns.org

 

“I love that it is small. We know almost all of the families that attend, whether they’re in our son’s class or not. The staff is constantly challenging the kids for every level, yet always making it fun. And the Director puts the children and parents at ease immediately, and offers a kind hand and shoulder when there are tears.”
– Amanda, Berwyn United Methodist Nursery School Parent

 

The Children’s Center at St. John’s

Child Care Center/ After Care | 3 months – 12 years | Merion Station
childrens-school.org

 

“Our school truly cares about our child and every child that attends. The director and all of the teachers not only know our child but they also know us on a first name basis. They have wonderful activities each week such as soccer, music and tumble tots. The school is so much more than a daycare, it’s a really loving environment that I feel so comfortable dropping my child off at every day.”
– Christie, Children’s School at St. John’s Parent

 

CCA

Co-ed, Public, Cyber | Kindergarten – 12
844-590-2864 | ccaeducate.me

 

“I need my kids to be in an environment where they can actually focus on their education. That’s paramount to me. We’re able to connect with the teachers at CCA and we have more access to them. You have a better support system. Your children get an opportunity to advocate for themselves. If you don’t understand something, you can reach out to the teacher and voice your concerns. I’m thankful for CCA and I’m an advocate. The school does what it says it’s going to do for the families that they serve.”
—Tunisia Garnett of Philadelphia, CCA parent

 

Crefeld School

Co-ed, Public, Cyber | Kindergarten – 12
844-590-2864 | crefeld.org

 

“School is a place of learning not just basic knowledge but also how to be a responsible and active citizen. Like other schools, Crefeld teaches math, science, art, history, and English. But it also teaches so much more. The school empowers students to make a difference in their community and to make their voices heard. I am so happy that I went to a place that not only prepared me for college, but also for life.”
—Ari, Class of 2016

 

Delaware County Christian School

Co-ed, Christian | Pre-K – 12 | Newtown Square & Devon
610-353-6522 | dccs.org

 

“We chose DC for our children because of the spirit of excellence in all areas. We are thrilled that beyond their scholarly pursuits, our children have the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of competitive athletic programs as well as state-of-the-art visual and performing arts.”
– Delaware County Christian School Parent

 

Episcopal Academy

Co-ed | Pre-K – 12 | Newtown Square
484-424-1400 | episcopalacademy.org

 

“EA helps our children learn and grow, but also find their own sense of purpose. They develop their minds through academics, their bodies through sports, and their individual spirit through a focus on service and on finding what is most meaningful and fulfilling for each student.” – Episcopal Academy Parent

Friends’ Central School

Coed, Quaker | Nursery – Grade 12 | Wynnewood
610-642-7575 (Lower School, Old Gulph Road)
610-649-7440 (Middle and Upper School, City Avenue )
friendscentral.org

 

“Every day, my teachers and coaches at Friends’ Central encourage and inspire me to set high standards for myself, to try new things, and to care about the world around me.” – Friends’ Central School Student

 

Gladwyne Montessori

Coed, Montessori | Age 2 – Grade 6 | Gladwyne
gladwyne.org

 

“I love Gladwyne Montessori because of the Montessori learning style it is teaching my son. Great communication with the teachers and the many benefits of a Montessori education too.”
– Iris, Gladwyne Montessori Parent

 

The Goddard School

Preschool – Kindergarten | Wayne
goddardschool.com

 

“The teachers are incredibly kind and nurturing. They never hesitate to give giant hugs and tell me about what my child did during the day. If we have a difficult drop off, the teachers are quick to provide comfort and help redirect my son to a favorite activity. When I ask who his friends are at school he lists off many of his classmates and always adds his teachers as his “best friends”.”
Anne, Goddard School, Wayne Parent

 

The Grayson School

Gifted, Independent | Pre-K – 12 | Radnor
484-428-3241 | thegraysonschool.org

 

“The Grayson School is a great school for my both of my daughters. It challenges them daily to think differently and all of the teachers are amazing. The teachers are passionate and work hard to give all that they can to the students. My oldest child has blossomed there in particular and loves coming to school each day.  She is able to be herself and not hide any part of her. She is learning to code and has a projects class where she is learning to never give up and learning all of her strengths she has to offer the world. Both girls are involved in a lot of clubs that are fun and different. The school celebrates diversity and individuality.  Each child is respected and loved for just being his/her authentic self.”
– Lauren, Grayson School Parent

 

Gulph Elementary School

Public, Upper Merion School District | King of Prussia
umasd.org

 

“The school itself is beautiful. It’s only a year old so it has all the latest and greatest features you could ask for. The teachers are great and the administration from what I can tell, have also done a good job with it being their first year open.”
– Marissa, Gulph Elementary Parent

 

Heritage School

Christian | Preschool – Kindergarten | Wayne
heritagekids.org

 

“Heritage has been amazing for all 3 of my boys! It’s the best kept secret in Wayne. Tuition is affordable, curriculum is fantastic, and the staff is so loving and attentive.”
– Ivy, Heritage Parent

 

Holy Child School at Rosemont

Coed, Catholic, Independent | Grades preschool – 8 |Bryn Mawr
610-922-1000 | holychildrosemont.org

 

“At a time in their lives when children can be self-centered, our Middle School students are reminded that they are role models for our younger children. We promote this connection with traditions such as our “buddy program,” matching Middle School students with Lower School children in various activities, and through the modeling that our varsity athletes perform for our JV players.”
 – Holy Child School at Rosemont Parent

 

Insight PA Cyber Charter School

Public, Tuition-Free, Charter School | Grades K – 12
855-667-4536 | PA.InsightSchools.net

 

Open House:
Please visit our calendar at PA.InsightSchools.net for a scheduled Information Session.

 

Ithan Elementary School

Public, Radnor Township School District | Bryn Mawr
rtsd.org 

 

 

“The academic program is great. I see the amazing progress and focus on learning starting at an early age. Highly engaging parent community and wonderful teachers and staff. A+ school! Kids are excited to go to school.”
– Lee, Ithan Elementary Parent

 

Kimberton Waldorf School

Co-ed | Early childhood –  Grade 12 |Phoenixville
610-933-3635 x108 | kimberton.org

 

“My daughter is in first grade at Kimberton Waldorf School. She loves to go to school every day. I am constantly amazed by what she is learning, her creativity and her desire for knowledge. I’m so happy to have discovered Kimberton Waldorf School and for my daughter to have this experience.”
– Kimberton Waldorf Parent

 

Main Line Montessori School

Preschool & Kindergarten | Villanova
610-687-3400 | mainlinemontessori.com

 

“It is a place that fills my heart with joy. Full of love and learning!”
– Victoria, Main Line Montessori Parent

 

Malvern Preparatory School

Boys, Independent, Catholic | Grades 6 – 12  | Malvern
484-595-1100 | malvernprep.org

 

“If you’re looking for a well-rounded education that prepares your son, Malvern is the place to be.”
– Allison Hall, Malvern Prep Parent

Mi Casita Main Line

Spanish Immersion Preschool | Newborn- Age 5 | Ardmore
215-232-3222 | micasitapreschool.com

 

“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 rest 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 from early in life.”
– Mi Casita Parent

 

The Miquon School

Independent, Private | Pre-K – 6 | Conschohocken
610-828-1231

 

“When [we] are young, it’s the most valuable time, and it feels as if that value at Miquon is beyond measure. It’s the perfect moment for our kids and we feel so fortunate. They won’t ever have another experience quite like this.”
– Holden, Miquon Parent

 

Montessori Children’s House of Valley Forge

Montessori | 2 years – Kindergarten | Wayne
610-783-0110 | mchvf.org

 

“My daughter went to Montessori Children’s House of Valley Forge and we loved it so much. It was the 3rd preschool we had attended among our four kids and this was by far our best fit. The entire community of parents and teachers all work together to make the atmosphere loving and engaging, the property is beautiful, and the staff becomes your family. Our whole family made new friends when we joined MCHVF.”
– Pamela, Montessori Children’s House of Valley Forge Parent

 

Montgomery Early Learning Centers

Preschool | Ages 6 weeks – 12 years | Narberth, Wynnewood, Philadelphia, Pottstown, & Colonial School District
610-617-4550 | melc.org

 

“MELC is truly an amazing place, and Tyler learned so much in his time there. You can tell by the look on his face at pick up that he loved his school and teachers. Every day, the teachers made us feel so comfortable and confident leaving our son at MELC each day. As a parent, there’s nothing better than knowing your child is in such good hands while you’re at work. It was comparable to leaving him with a family relative. MELC deserves so much credit for creating such a positive learning environment and hiring such amazing teachers.”
—Lauren H.

 

The Montgomery School

Co-ed | Grades Pre-K – 8 | Chester Springs
610-827-7222 | montgomeryschool.org

 

“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 Connections

Ages 2- 18 | Newtown Square
openconnections.org

 

“My child has the freedom to explore lots of different hands-on activities. From dissecting a sheep’s brain to working in the wood-shop, to learning how to sew, to playing with snap circuits, to more traditional circle time and arts and crafts. They are outside almost everyday, no matter the weather, with a beautiful campus to explore.”
– Melody, Open Connections Parent

 

 Overbrook Presbyterian Preschool and Kindergarten

Pre-K through Kindergarten | Philadelphia (Overbrook Section)
overbrookpreschool.org

 

“It is a truly child-centered, play-based school.  The teacher and parent community is very small, positive, and supportive.  The directors are approachable and open, and the curriculum is rich and the children are always visibly happy.  It is located on City Line, basically at the intersections of the Main Line, Havertown, and Philadelphia communities.  It is a richly diverse community and an ideal school.”
– Daniella, Overbrook Parent

 

Penn Wynne Elementary School

Public | Lower Merion School District | Wynnewood
lmsd.org/penn-wynne

 

“There is a strong sense of community and school pride. This was my daughter’s first year in public after a long stint at a private preschool and I was worried about her adjustment; she very quickly got into the spirit because the students and staff have a lot of Penn Wynne pride. There is a very strong PTA and lots of chances for parent involvement.”
– Rebecca, Penn Wynne Parent

 

Perelman Jewish Day School

Grades Pre-K – 5 | Wynnewood
pjds.org

 

“I love the integration of spirituality and intellectual rigor in my child’s education, as well as the relative diversity of the school concerning families with different race, country, and class backgrounds, which is important to us as a multicultural family.  It is a progressive and harmonious school. I think the Rabbi is really exceptional, as are the teachers. The coursework works within each child’s developmental needs through small groups, and I love the focus on learning and process as opposed to grades. There is a strong focus on literacy as well as STEAM through a coding/robotics/pre-engineering class called Makers’ Space. The students also have sports and art outlets, although there is no drama class. The campus is absolutely beautiful as are the classrooms, backdropping an ideal learning setting.  It is also a small school community, and I very much like that all the teachers are familiar with my child. It’s a truly exceptional place and we feel incredibly blessed to be part of it.”
– Daniella, Perelman Parent

 

Phebe Anna Thorne School

Kindergarten | Haverford
610-645-0204 brynmawr.edu/thorne

Toddlers and Preschool | Bryn Mawr
610-526-7913 | brynmawr.edu/thorne

 

“We love the play-based, age-appropriate environment at Thorne.  They focus on developmental readiness and social and emotional needs being met.”
– Nicole, Phebe Anna Thorne School Parent

 

 Quadrat Academy

Co-ed, Montessori | Grades 6-12 | Philadelphia
267-997-7744 | quadratacademy.com

 

“We design all programs and learning journeys to give students the opportunity to build their voices, passions, and an individual path,” said Tikhonov. “We seek to develop entrepreneurs, critical thinkers and innovators — every one of our students will have a unique story.”
—Svetlana Tikhonov, Founder

Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr

Girls, Catholic |  Kindergarten – 12 | Bryn Mawr
610-527-3915 | shabrynmawr.org

 

“Warmest school on the Main Line! Invested teachers, kind,  intelligent girls. This gem feels like home! Small classes challenge these young women, giving them wings to soar! Best decision we ever made.”
– Mare, Sacred Heart Academy Parent

 

The School in Rose Valley

Nonsectarian, Co-ed, Progressive | Grades Preschool – 6 | Rose Valley
610-566-1088 | theschoolinrosevalley.org

 

“Probably the most fundamental effect SRV has had on [our daughter’s] character is her self-reliance, backed up by a thoughtful and kind outlook toward others, including, and perhaps especially, regarding anyone different, disadvantaged, or left out. While she has come away from her elementary school with a profound trust in her instincts and abilities to manage her own path through life, she knows that every other person has inherent value, and an outlook of their own, from which she can learn.” 

– SRV Parent

 

The Shipley School

Pre-K – 12 | Bryn Mawr
shipleyschool.org

 

“Shipley allows each child the freedom to be themselves. Teachers and administrators identify a student’s interests and strengths and they capitalize on them. My son is not an average teenage boy, he doesn’t like the same things as most boys his age.Shipley encourages him to pursue music and to use music to help him in other academic subjects. For instance, in English, he read a book based on a trumpet player who he admired and completed a project to earn his highest grade all year.”
– Amy, Shipley Parent

 

 

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

Independent, Project-based curriculum | Boys/ Girls Grades Pre-K – 8, Co-ed Grades 9 – 12 | Chestnut Hill
215-247-7007 | sch.org

 

“There are a lot of great choices for schooling in our region. We did a lot of research and decided that SCH was the best choice … cutting-edge learning programs, competitive athletic teams with first-class facilities; caring, nurturing faculty and staff; a diverse student population. SCH Academy has exceeded our expectations and enriched our lives.”
—Jennifer and Stephen Dolente, Devon, PA

 

St. Aloysius Academy for Boys

Boys, Catholic | Grades Pre-K to 8 (preschool is co-ed) | Bryn Mawr
610-525-1670 | staloysiusacademy.org

 

“At St Aloysius I have found that my son is an active participant in his learning. He has opportunities to make choices in what he is learning, as well as a hands on approach to what he learning. St Aloysius offers boys the opportunities to have it all. They are scholars, athletes, artists, singers, dancers, and musicians. The small class size and nurturing environment allows the boys to take risks and be all they can be. Through leadership and service, the boys learn more about themselves. They learn to be compassionate and humble. When I think about what I like best about this school, it is the spirit. It is contagious!”
—Mary Beth Guenthner, Malvern

 

St. Norbert Catholic School

Co-ed, Catholic, grades Pre-K to 8 / Paoli
610-644-1670 | school.stnorbert.org

 

“My three children have each benefited in different ways from the strong academic curriculum that St. Norbert’s provides, enriched by extensive programs in the arts, technology, and foreign language. It has been incredible to watch them grow in their Catholic faith and to learn and actively participate in the call to serve others.”
– Amanda Barton, current parent

 

Trinity Preschool of Berwyn 

Age 2 – Pre-K | Berwyn
trinitypreschoolofberwyn.com

 

“Trinity Preschool of Berwyn is a wonderful preschool that provides a happy and nurturing environment to help little ones grow to love school from an early age.  The preschool’s director, teachers, and staff are outstanding.  Trinity Preschool is NAEYC-accredited and uses the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum that provides developmentally appropriate instruction for letter and number formation.  At Trinity Preschool, teachers are always incorporating enriching activities into the classroom to help convey lessons, such as STEM exploration, creative art projects, and games to boost phonetic awareness.  Trinity Preschool also has an amazing community of parents who are very welcoming and easy to get to know.  My children have truly thrived in this environment and have been very prepared for Kindergarten as a result.”
– Trinity Preschool Parent

 

Upland Country Day School

Co-ed | Pre-K – 9 | Kennett Square
uplandcds.org

 

Villa Maria Academy

Catholic | Co-ed: Preschool and Pre-K; Girls: Grades Kindergarten to 8 | Immaculata
610-644-4864 | villamaria.org

 

If you’re looking for a school your daughter can call home, Villa Maria will be it.
—Keely Morrissey, Devon

 

The Walden School

Co-ed, Montessori | Pre-K – 9 | Media
thewaldenschool.org

 

The Wyndcroft School

Co-ed | Age 3 – Grade 8 | Pottstown
wyndcroft.org

 

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

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