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Main Line Parent Spring Education Guide

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

As parents, we all want to make sure our children receive the best education and enrichment opportunities possible. This guide is designed to help you navigate the wide range of public, private, and charter schools around the Main Line, as well as the many extracurricular and summer programs available.

 

We’ve highlighted stand-out programs, educators, and stories of local families who love their schools, preschools, and enrichment programs, but we need your help! Complete our PreK–Grade 12 School Survey to tell us about your experience by Febraury 29, 2024 to nominate them for an Excellence in Education Award. You’ll also find information on enrollment periods and open house events to help you and your child find the right school fit.

 

Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your child’s education. Whether you have preschoolers, elementary students, or teens, this guide has relevant resources for your family. We hope you find this Spring Education Guide useful as you plan for your child’s educational journey. Happy learning!

Main Line Parent Spring Education Guide
Philadelphia Family Spring Education Guide
Bucks County Parent Spring Education Guide

Presented by the Main Line Parent Team

Main Line Parent is published by a team of local women who are dedicated to building community with families raising their kids around the Main Line and Philly’s Western Suburbs to connect them with resources, events, and each other.

Main Line Parent Education Guide: Stories

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 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.

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

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

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

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

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 | Family Favorite Language Programming – 2023 LOVE Awards
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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 | Best Preschool – 2023 LOVE Awards
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        Bright Minds Preschool of the Main Line (formerly Kids' Clubhouse of the Main Line) provides…

        Clementine Montessori School
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          Clementine offers a true Montessori toddler, preschool and kindergarten program for children from 18 months…

          Cupola Academy | Best Homeschooling Program – 2023 LOVE Awards
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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…

                          Mi Casita
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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…

                              Perelman Jewish Day School
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                                How speaking two languages prepares a child to excel in math, coding, literature and life.

                                Phebe Anna Thorne School of Bryn Mawr College | Family Favorite Preschool – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                                  The Phebe Anna Thorne School of Bryn Mawr College invites children to explore and learn…

                                  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 | Family Favorite Preschool – 2023 LOVE Awards
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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)…

                                                Villa Maria Academy Lower School
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                                                  A strong legacy unites with innovation on the picturesque 30-acre campus educating students from preschool…

                                                  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…

                                                        A Path To Hope | Family Favorite Mental Health Resource – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                                                          A Path To Hope is a non-profit organization built to connect families and their loved…

                                                          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…

                                                            Arzoo Academy, College Admissions Counseling
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                                                              Arzoo Academy specializes in placements to top colleges in the US (Ivy League and Top…

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

                                                                Ballet 180 | Family Favorite Dance Studio – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                                                                  The Ballet 180 School builds community and spreads kindness through the art of dance.

                                                                  Betsy Daily School of Performing Arts | Family Favorite Dance Studio – 2023 LOVE Awards
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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…

                                                                      Elmwood Park Zoo
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                                                                        Elmwood Park Zoo features dozens of exotic and endangered species that hail from all over…

                                                                        Eye Level Learning Center of Berwyn | Family Favorite Tutoring Services – 2023 LOVE Awards
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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…

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

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                                                                                Ivy Experience | Best College Admissions Prep – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                                                                                  Preparing students for their collegiate futures through test prep, tutoring, and essay consulting.

                                                                                  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 LOVES. MAGICAL PERFORMANCES. THEIR 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 | Family Favorite Educational Advocate – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                                                                                            Mendez Advocacy provides support and guidance for families navigating the world of special education.

                                                                                            Meridee Winters School of Music | Best Music Lessons – 2023 LOVE Awards
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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…

                                                                                                  Next Level Sports, Inc
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                                                                                                    Next Level Sports, Inc develops the leadership potential of today's youth.

                                                                                                    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 | Family Favorite Dance Studio – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                                                                                                        School of Philadelphia Ballet offers the highest caliber dance education of any program in the…

                                                                                                        Philadelphia Studio Ballet | Family Favorite Dance Studio – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                                                                                                          Philadelphia Studio Ballet, For Aspiring Dancers - Pre-Ballet to age 18

                                                                                                          Plymouth Performing Arts Center | Best Performing Arts Program – 2023 LOVE Awards
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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…

                                                                                                              Samantha Paige Rosen – Writer, Tutor, Coach
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                                                                                                                Samantha Paige Rosen’s writing, tutoring, teaching, and coaching is founded upon authenticity, collaboration, and excellence.

                                                                                                                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 | Family Favorite Language Programming – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                                                                                                                          Looking for a fun and engaging way for your child to learn Spanish? Spanish Exploradores…

                                                                                                                          Spanish Workshop for Children | Best Language Programming – 2023 LOVE Awards
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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 | Family Favorite Dance Studio – 2023 LOVE Awards
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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.

                                                                                                                                      Twirl | Family Favorite Dance Studio
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                                                                                                                                        Twirl was established in 2016 when owner Sam Sinns left his job as a dancer…

                                                                                                                                        Uptown Studio | Family Favorite Performing Arts Program – 2023 LOVE Awards
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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 | Family Favorite Performing Arts Program – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                                                                                                                                              Experience the magic of theatre, year-round, at Wolf Performing Arts Center!

                                                                                                                                              Young Rembrandts Chester County, PA | Best Art Classes – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                                                                                                                                                Young Rembrandts uses a unique curriculum that engages both sides of the brain so all…

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