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by January 10, 2020 for the Spring Education Guide in Philadelphia Family magazine.

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Philadelphia Family Education Guide

The Philly Family Community knows best! This year we took our Education Guide to the next level by inviting our members and readers to share their success stories of finding the right fit. We are proud to present the results of our School Gratitude Survey (read 37 submissions in our Parent-to-Parent School Directory) and to celebrate the unsung heroes in our community with our A+ Educator Awards (profiles coming soon).


Our Philly Family team spent the summer interviewing local families and educators around the Main Line to give you a personal look at the best private and independent schools. The School Partners profiled below support the Philly Family Community and our team.


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. 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.

"I can work at a faster pace than others and I learn at a higher level than others my age.”

Friends’ Central School has been the perfect fit for the Goldblums, giving six-year-old Owen “the best of the city and the best of the suburbs.”

This year the Portal will stay for the fall, and will be used not just by Global Scholars, but will be integrated into everything from foreign language courses to geography, history, math, and beyond.

Whether you're looking at preschools, elementary, middle, or high schools, the Philly Family Community can help you find the right fit for your child!

With individualized, one-on-one learning, middle and high school students at Fusion can make their own schedules and learn in the way that is best for their particular needs and interests.

“Once we visited, we were sold. We were just blown away by the warmth and kindness. It really felt like home.”

Using the power of the internet and innovation to overcome traditional boundaries of time and space, PA Cyber makes it possible to personalize the learning experience, connecting students and families with skilled and caring teachers.

How the City Curriculum is changing the shape—and place—of learning at St. Peter’s.

Public Schools in many changing neighborhoods of Philadelphia reflect their communities: diverse success stories which have shown steady improvement.

Sign your preschool as a Philadelphia Family Backpack Partner today!

This project-based, diverse educational environment explores urban surroundings, the natural world, and the limitlessness of children's potential.

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.

Help Us Congratulate to our A+ Educator Award Winners!

Meet A+ Educator Julia Miller, Kindergarten and First Grade Teacher, People for People Charter School

Science Teacher, Grover Cleveland Mastery Charter School

Tree House Books

Preschool at Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel

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