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Philadelphia Family Education Guide: Spring 2023

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

Philadelphia Family is dedicated to Building Community and one of the ways we fulfill this mission is by elevating and promoting the stories and experiences from local parents. Scroll and click through our Education Guide to find out how your neighbors found the right fit for their children.


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Philadelphia Preschool & Private School Open Houses | Spring 2023

We encourage you to visit each school you’re considering. To help make this process a little easier, check out our list of Education Partners’ Spring 2023 Open House dates.

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Please share your experience with a local preschool or school so we can help others find the right fit for their children. We’ll highlight the answers and share the most-loved schools in the next edition of our Education Guide!

Philadelphia Family Education Education Guide: Stories

Perelman Jewish Day School offers unparalleled advantages. From economics and engineering to philosophy and music theory, their students grow to view things from a very distinctive point of view.

Parents have a lot of choices when it comes to schools for their children. Learning about the different types of schools can help you discover the right fit for your child.

Learn more about the campus life, curriculum, and more at this Wynnewood area school with two campuses.

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Greene Towne Montessori’s five Lead Toddler Teachers led a parent education workshop titled Managing Difficult Behaviors: A Day in the Life of a Toddler, highlighting strategies for parents to handle difficult toddler behavior.

A local company provides much needed child development services in and around Philadelphia.

High-school sweethearts looked to their past when choosing Jewish day schools for their four daughters.

When a traditional brick-and-mortar school couldn’t meet the needs of the Costanzo family, they turned to the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School and never looked back.

AIM Academy’s innovative spaces and programs support future ready skills.

Music Theatre Philly, one of Philadelphia’s most popular and award-winning training programs, is gearing up for an incredible Winter and Spring season with classes and events for children, ages 18 months to 18 years.

There are a ton of options for you when the kids are off from school, and they need a fun way to spend their day.

Enjoy outings with everyone in your family with the accessibility options provided by these Philadelphia attractions!

Friends’ Central School’s Nature Nursery offers an innovative, outdoor program full of organic opportunities for learning, child-led exploration, unstructured play, and lessons in friendship, sharing, and community.

MLCA's philosophy guides children on a journey that is both joyful and demanding, with the belief that what students learn matters and is not merely incidental to the acquisition of a set of skills.

Creating life-long learners through fun and interactive play.

Learning Through Exploration in an Environmentally Responsible Space

The Bare Family shares their love of Friends School Haverford, and why FSH was the perfect choice for their family.

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PA Cyber is unique in so many ways, including their ArtReach program- an in-person, hands-on art class where students can socialize and express themselves.

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St. Peter’s School is a joyful and inclusive community of engaged learners and dedicated teachers, nestled in the Historic Philadelphia neighborhood of Society Hill.

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The Concentrations Program will allow students to discover and pursue their passions through off-campus work, portfolios, capstone projects, and more.

This Spanish immersion preschool is a truly unique and enriching learning environment for the littlest Philadelphians.

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, playful…


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


          Choosing a child care and early education center is a big decision.

          Cupola Academy

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

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              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…


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


                      Guided by Montessori certified teaching staff, Greene Towne Montessori School students discover for themselves a…


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


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


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

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                              Norwood-Fontbonne Academy is a Catholic, independent academy for preschool - eighth grade students in historic…


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


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


                                    From preschool through kindergarten, the Learning Experience Northern Liberties makes early education and daycare joyful,…


                                      PA Cyber is a public charter school and the premier online K-12 educational provider for…


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

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

                                          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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                                            We help young athletes build confidence & improve their skills through 1on1 sports coaching.


                                              BalletSunMi mission is to invest in the individual’s physical, mental and emotional well-being, while growing…


                                                The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education (CFSRE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to…

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                                                  Elmwood Park Zoo features dozens of exotic and endangered species that hail from all over…


                                                    Flip Out Productions uses gymnastics as a tool to inspire and encourage children to reach…


                                                      GBO Educational Services offers customized virtual tutoring to their clients.


                                                        Founded by a Fortune 500 executive and proud local mom, Hire This Mom offers career…


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


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


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

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


                                                                  School of Philadelphia Ballet offers the highest caliber dance education of any program in the…


                                                                    Riverbend Environmental Education Center teaches environmental principles to children in Southeastern Pennsylvania through a direct…

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                                                                      Rocket Prep provides highly customized academic support to help students stay on top of their…


                                                                        This highly-regarded choral program provides children and youth ages 7 and up with outstanding professional…

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                                                                          Welcome to Small Talk, a playgroup intended for kids 6-36 months.

                                                                          Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse

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


                                                                              Spanish Workshop for Children is a Spanish immersion program for children (15 months and up).

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


                                                                                  The Rock School strives to develop the whole dancer, enabling students to reach the highest standards of technique…

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