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Main Line Preschool & Private School Open Houses | Spring 2022

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

Academy of Notre Dame de Namur

560 Sproul Road, Villanova, PA 19085

Grades 6 – 12, All Girls, Catholic


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


Entrance Exam and Practice Entrance Exam on Saturday, March 5. Register here. 


AIM Academy

1200 River Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428


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



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



RSVP Virtual Session: https://www.aimpa.org/admissions/open-house


Center School

2450 Hamilton Avenue, Abington, PA 19001

Grades 1-8, Private Learning Disabilities School


“Joining Center School has made such an impact not only on our lives but on Garry’s too. All of his anxiety has gone. I have watched my son transform from hiding himself, fighting every day about school to being  excited about school and wanting to learn more.”


Touring Tuesdays: 3/8, 3/22, 4/5 – 11 am, RSVP here.


Cupola Academy

1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035

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


Virtual Information Session: February 28 at 7 pm. Please email info@cupolaacademy.org for more info and to register.


Open House: March 26, 2 – 4 pm. Register in advance.

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: April 6, 9:30 am; register here.

Middle & Upper School Open House: April 19, 9:00 am; 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


April 13, 7 pm: The Arts- Virtual Open House, register here.


Gladwyne Montessori

920 Youngsford Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035

Infant – 6th Grade, Montessori


Open House: 4/13 Admissions Spring Open House, 7pm

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


Holy Child Academy Drexel Hill

475 Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Ages 2 through Eighth Grade


Holy Child Academy (HCA) is an independent, Catholic school for boys and girls of all faiths age 2 through eighth grade. HCA consistently delivers on its promise to provide a student-centered approach to learning that fully integrates academic challenge and ample opportunities to participate in athletics and the arts with purposeful community service and a spiritual foundation.


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


Open House: Wednesday, April 6, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Contact: Cecilia Ulmer 610-259-2712 | culmer@holychildacademy.com


Riverstone United Christian Academy

430 Hannum Avenue, West Chester, PA 19380

Grade 6-12, Christian


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


Open House: March 13, 2:30pm, April 3, 2:30pm (see website for more info)

Student Visitation Day: Thursday March 3, 10am-12pm (open to interested students, lunch included)


Contact: Kelly Boghdadi, kelly.boghdadi@riverstoneunited.com | 484-297-9180



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

Three years – Kindergarten


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.


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


The West Hill School

1455 West Hill Road, Rosemont, PA 19010

Preschool, Independent


“The outdoor playscape really sets this [school] apart from other play-based schools in the area – it’s comprised of 16 different centers that allow kids to explore different areas of interest (art, music, building, etc.) with friends or independently. Additionally, we have found the staff to be unparalleled in their skills and warmth. Everyone in the school plays an important part of the day-to-day operations, knows the kids and parents by name, and is constantly looking for ways to enhance the programs (for example, Story Time Chess – an awesome chess learning system for kids 3+ – was added as an option for Afternoon Enrichment this year at the initiative of one of the Head Teachers). Our daughter literally jumps out of bed in the morning asking if it’s time to go to school. We are so happy to have the opportunity to be a part of this community – it’s such a special place and I can’t recommend it highly enough!”


Virtual Visits: Please call 610-525-7660 or email Michelle@thewesthillschool.org


Villa Maria Academy Lower School

280 IHM Drive, Malvern, PA 19355

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


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


Schedule a Private Tour: Call 610-644-4864 or email admissions@villamaria.org

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.”


March 3, In-Person School Tour 6 – 7 pm. RSVP to admissions@waldronmercy.org

March 22 and April 6, Zoom Information Sessions, 7 – 8 pm. RSVP: https://www.waldronmercy.org/visit-us


 Westtown School

975 Westtown Road, West Chester

Pre-K to Grade 12

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


Moose & Me is an interactive video series hosted by Moose, the Westtown School mascot, and their experts on early education. Pre-register for this series that will get your little one’s mind and body moving by exploring the arts and science. After you register you’ll receive a package filled with goodies to help your child enjoy the activities!


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


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