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Philadelphia Family Education Guide: Fall 2021

Your guide to the BEST schools, preschools, and enrichment programs in Philly and beyond!

Presented by the Philadelphia Family Team

Philly Interactive Independent Schools & Preschools Map

The Philly Family Community knows best! Scroll and click through our Education Partners’ Stories and Directory below to learn about the amazing independent schools, preschools, and enrichment programs that serve our area.


And don’t miss our Preschool & Private School Open House Calendars by month! We encourage you to visit each school you’re considering with a virtual or in person open house because there’s nothing quite like a personal tour to get to know a school’s community when you’re searching for the right fit. We’re pretty sure by the time you reach the end you’ll have some great contenders for your student in mind. (Be sure to check back each week, we’ll be adding Education Partners’ Open House and Admissions Event dates as they join!)

Our Interactive Independent Schools & Preschools Map features the Education Partners our team has worked with since 2013 to bring you the most comprehensive resource to help you focus your school search.


Want to see more options around the Main Line and Western Suburbs? Visit mainlineparent.com/edu to connect with the Main Line Parent Community’s recommended schools.

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Philadelphia Family Education Guide: Virtual Fair

Philadelphia Family Education Guide: Stories

PA Cyber’s public online program helps this unique Philly family live their dreams.

Free live online arts classes for students in grades 3–12 to discover their inner artists!

Between the bookends of Preschool and the Eighth Grade, St. Peter’s School honors the richness of childhood.

Introducing Philly kids to the world of music, one song and activity at a time!

Sign up now for free STEAM classes for students in grades 5-8.

At Greene Towne Montessori, Kindergarten is the year where everything comes together, and children display confidence in skills like leadership, cooperation, discovery, and grace.

Philadelphia Family Education Partner Schools & Preschools

Philadelphia Family Members are local community builders like us who would like to be more connected with families in Philly. The Members below support the Philly Family Community and our Philly Baby 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's college prep curriculum for 1-12th grade students provides extraordinary educational opportunities to children with…


      The Aspen Grove School is a nature-based program where learning is substantive yet joyful and…


        A pluralistic Jewish day school for students in grades 6-12, Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy…


          An independent school in Abington with a history of successfully serving students with learning disabilities…


            Cupola Academy offers part-time, year-long programs for homeschoolers.

            Fishtown Montessori

              Founded in 2017 by a lifelong educator and certified principal, Fishtown Montessori provides an incredibly…


                Guided by Quaker principles since its founding in 1885, Friends School Haverford provides an intellectually…


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

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                    Greene Towne Montessori School instills in young children an understanding of learning as a personal…

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                      La Salle College High School is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young men…

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                        Little City Montessori preschool offers the following programs: Toddler (2-3y), Primary (3-6y), and Kindergarten (5-6y)…

                        mi casita

                          Mi Casita Preschool is Philadelphia and the Main Line's premier Spanish immersion preschool. Through project…


                            The Montgomery School is committed to meeting the unique developmental needs of elementary students, supporting…

                            old city day school

                              A child-centered approach to learning. From infants to kindergarteners, Olde City Day School focusses on…

                              Play Arts Creative

                                PlayArts Creative is a play-based, arts immersion preschool located in the heart of Fishtown. Expanding…


                                  With purposeful play and nurturing guidance from teachers, our Balanced Learning approach inspires children to…


                                    St. Peter's School strives to foster an early and lifelong love of learning, to cultivate…


                                      The Fishtown School’s full-time daycare program for children ages three months to six years provides…

                                      PA Cyber Graduation

                                        The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) is a public cyber charter school and the…

                                        The Philadelphia School

                                          A pioneer in progressive education since 1972, The Philadelphia School (TPS) is a non-sectarian school…


                                            The West Hill School is a unique coeducational preschool for children 2 years 7 months…

                                            Valley Forge Educational Services

                                              Located on a scenic, 28-acre campus in Malvern, PA , Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES)…

                                              Waldron 2

                                                Waldron Mercy Academy is proud to be a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence…

                                                Philadelphia Family Education Partner Enrichment Programs

                                                Philadelphia Family Members are local community builders like us who would like to be more connected with families in Philly. The Members below support the Philly Family Community and our Philly Baby 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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                                                Action Karate

                                                  Action Karate is a character-based martial arts school with multiple locations for families in the…


                                                    Annenberg Center connects diverse audiences with visionary artists and innovative ideas, engaging the greater Philadelphia…




                                                      GALOFC is a training organization run by former D1 Saint Joseph's University Men's Soccer captain…

                                                      Hudson Table

                                                        Hudson Table is a culinary studio that offers hands-on cooking classes for kids and adults




                                                          Providing physical, occupational, and speech therapy along with our new behavior division is our passion.


                                                            Kitchen Wizards helps kids of all ages to discover the magic of cooking, one bite…

                                                            Lulu's casita

                                                              Lulu's Casita is the first play cafe on the Main Line. Est. 2013, they provide…


                                                                Milestone Therapy Group is dedicated to providing exceptional Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy…

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                                                                  The goal of Mind ShaperSLP is to help those 1 in 58 children diagnosed with…

                                                                  Music Play Patrol

                                                                    Music Play Patrol is a music education company based in Philadelphia, PA focused on providing…


                                                                      MUSIC THEATRE PHILLY is a vibrant professional training ground for young artists in theatre and…

                                                                      Play at Home Physical Therapy, LLC

                                                                        National Kids Gym (NKG) is a mobile gymnastics and movement-based program that brings the gym…

                                                                        PAFA Youth and Family programs – phillyfamily1

                                                                          PAFA Youth and Family programs offer a variety of opportunities for young artists and their…

                                                                          Penn Museum

                                                                            Take an awe-inspiring journey through the past and connect with diverse cultures of today in…

                                                                            Phield House

                                                                              Indoor Sports Facility in Center City Philadelphia with two turf fields, a basketball/volleyball court, two…

                                                                              Philly Music Lessons

                                                                                Philly Music Lessons specializes in connecting students of all ages and skill levels with great…

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                                                                                  Playbrary provides the ingredients for unstructured free play, supporting children to create meaningful and immersive…


                                                                                    Riverbend campers experience the best of outdoor play and learning. Hiking, exploration of our stream…

                                                                                    Roots 2

                                                                                      Roots With Ruark brings you and your little one a music class full of energy…

                                                                                      Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse

                                                                                        Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse is a non-profit organization located in Philadelphia’s East Fairmount Park.…


                                                                                          Over 25 different camps in 5 award winning studios; Jr. Robotics & Coding, Design &…


                                                                                            The Philadelphia Dance Academy offers the following programs: Early Childhood, Primary, Pre-Professional Ballet, Theater, Contemporary,…


                                                                                              Trapezium Math is a math enrichment program that focuses on building strong math skills in…

                                                                                              Walnut Street Theatre

                                                                                                The Walnut Street Theatre, founded in 1808, is America's Oldest Theatre. It is also the…

                                                                                                West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts at Uptown!

                                                                                                  West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts at Uptown! the door is open to a…

                                                                                                  YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser

                                                                                                    Camp Conrad Weiser is located in north eastern Pennsylvania, 30 miles east of Hershey.


                                                                                                      Young Rembrandts uses a unique curriculum that engages both sides of the brain so all…

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                                                                                                      Founder & CEO, Family Focus Media | Creator for Main Line Parent, Philadelphia Family, & Bucks County Parent | Connect with me on Instagram @sarahbondfocus or email sarah@familyfocus.org.

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