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Top Elementary and Lower Schools Around the Main Line & Philly’s Western Suburbs

Discover the Main Line Parent Community's Top Recommended Elementary and Lower Schools to find the right fit for your student.

Known as one of the most trusted Facebook Groups in our area, 35,000 local families are always ready to share their expertise in the Main Line Parent Community. That’s why when we asked “Who are the top elementary schools in our area?” they answered with enthusiasm!

First, we’re pleased to introduce you to our Main Line Parent Education Partner Members, who support our Community and 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!

Other local elementary and lower schools we’ve received recommendations for in our School Survey are linked below so you can explore them as well. If your preschool isn’t on our list and you love them, please complete our School Survey or comment with a link to their website. We hope this list gets you started on a path to finding the right fit for your child and we invite you to share it with your friends!

Main Line Parent Education Partner Members

Click through our Members’ Profile Pages below to learn more about their unique approach to education, read their parents’ endorsements, and plan a visit with our Open House and Admissions Events Calendar.

Kimberton Waldorf School

    Kimberton Waldorf School (KWS) is a nurturing, natural haven for students seeking an academically rich and…

    The Episcopal Academy

      Challenging and nurturing Mind, Body, and Spirit since 1785.

      The Miquon School

        For 90+ years, The Miquon School has provided a Progressive program based on student-centered teaching…

        Perelman Jewish Day School

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

          Main Line Classical Academy

            With a 1:6 faculty-to-student ratio, Main Line Classical Academy is small by design — creating…

            Gladwyne Montessori

              Give your child the best foundation for a lifetime of learning at Gladwyne Montessori, the…

              Villa Maria Academy Lower School

                A strong legacy unites with innovation on the picturesque 30-acre campus educating students from preschool…

                Phebe Anna Thorne School of Bryn Mawr College | Family Favorite Preschool – 2023 LOVE Awards

                  The Phebe Anna Thorne School of Bryn Mawr College invites children to explore and learn…

                  Cupola Academy | Best Homeschooling Program – 2023 LOVE Awards

                    Cupola Academy (CA) is a secular, nonprofit educational organization that provides a supportive community-base for homeschooling families.

                    AIM Academy

                      AIM's college prep curriculum for 1-12th grade students provides extraordinary educational opportunities to children with…

                      Friends’ Central School

                        Friends’ Central School is a Quaker, co-educational, college-preparatory day school for students in nursery through…

                        Westtown School

                          An Independent, Quaker, Co-Ed, Pre-K-12 Day School with Boarding Options in Grades 9 -12.

                          Waldron Mercy Academy

                            Waldron Mercy Academy, a Catholic School sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, is a diverse,…

                            Elementary and Lower School Friends of Main Line Parent

                            Invited to join as Education Partner Members to support our Community and Education Guide

                            If your Elementary School isn’t on our list and you love them, please complete our School Survey or comment with a link to their website. 

                            French International/ L’école Française Internationale

                            “Wonderful language immersion program, warm and kind teachers. Lots of diversity in the school, with many nations represented, so there is a lot exposure to other cultures.” – Erika H.

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