If the prospect of finding the right school for your child sounds about as daunting as finishing a science fair project in two days flat, don’t worry. Our team spent the summer interviewing local families and educators around Philly to give you a personal look at the best private and independent schools, all without the mess of baking powder and vinegar. Scroll and click through this guide to learn about these amazing Delaware Valley independent schools. We’re pretty sure by the time you reach the end you’ll have some great contenders for your student in mind. Have questions or experiences to share? Leave a comment on any of the stories highlighted below and our team will put out a call in the community to get some more direct feedback. 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.
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Girard’s boarding school environment gives students more time to live in a community, grow relationships, and focus on Girard’s five core values: respect, responsibility, integrity, self-discipline, and compassion.
Understanding students' needs and goals is what drives the teachers and staff of Barrack Hebrew Academy.
Quadrat students will stand out for their ability to think critically and creatively.
This Spanish immersion preschool is a truly unique and enriching learning environment for the littlest Philadelphians.
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Malvern Prep’s new Center for Social Impact, scheduled to open in the fall of 2019, will take the school for boys in 6th through 12th grades to a new level.
Shynita Price wanted her son, Jeremiah, to take a step up in his education. She found that at Girard College, a five-day residential program for boys and girls.
When this family moved to the King of Prussia area, they found the right fit for all four of their kids at DCCS. Find out why.
At Germantown Academy, we cultivate a growth mindset so our youngest students can build the knowledge, skills, work habits, and character traits to become creative problem-solvers, clear communicators, and successful collaborators.
In the 2017-2018 academic year, more than 1300 Pennsylvania students chose to get their education from one of the most successful online public schools in the nation. Find out why.
If you've been searching for a school for your gifted learner, learn why The Grayson School could be the right fit.
Friends School Haverford is teaching its students to embrace, accept and value differences.
After putting their son Colin in the summer program at Woodlynde, find out why the Purdy's choose to have him continue on into the academic year.
AIM students are exceeding national ﬂuency norms for average rate of improvement, not simply compared to peers with learning differences, but as compared to all students nationally.
Learn how this family found just the right mix of academic rigor and diversity for their son Phinneas.
This Quaker-based school, located in Newtown Square is giving kids who learn differently the tools they need for success.