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Philadelphia Family Education Guide

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. Be sure to bookmark our Open House Calendar!


Philadelphia Family is published by a team of local women families raising their kids in Philly with resources, events, and each other. Like us? People love us! Our High Five email newsletters are published every Thursday to help readers make the most of their weekends with fun things to do with their kids. (Sign up for future editions of this Guide!) The dynamic “hive mind” of our Philly Family Community Facebook group is the hub for referrals and trending parenting discussions while our Philadelphia Family Facebook page and @PhillyFamilyMag Instagram handle keep followers in the know.

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Philadelphia Family Education Education Guide: Stories

Curriculum, seminars, lessons in the humanities, and a stem program that includes lab-based inquiry and natural exploration lead to a very unique education.

Find out when to visit the best preschools and private schools in Philadelphia with our Open House Guide and Admissions Events Calendar.

How their Montessori approach fosters teen innovators

Discover how students at Friends' Central School are being guided to reach their full academic and social potential.

Learn about the time-tested and hands-on education your child can find at Gladwyne Montessori School

Aspen Grove School’s thoughtful, engaging, and effective approach to childhood learning

Creating life-long learners through fun and interactive play.

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Discover Montessori learning with your infant or toddler!

With locations in Philadelphia and Ardmore, Philadelphia Dance Academy is setting the stage for its students to have a lifelong appreciation of dance. 

A Philadelphia family finds a daycare that feels like home at Bright Horizons Center City.

Expand your child's strengths through learning in Philadelphia with these education and enrichment local businesses our Community LOVES.

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.

Everything you need to know about your local public library!

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.

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.

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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 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! SHOW YOUR SUPPORT WITH A 5-STAR REVIEW.

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Amigos Spanish Immersion Preschool | Best Preschool – 2023 LOVE Awards

    Amigos is a Spanish immersion preschool located in Old City, Philadelphia for students 1-5 years…

    Aspen Grove School

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

      Barrack Hebrew Academy

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

        Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool

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

          Clementine Montessori School

            Clementine offers a true Montessori toddler, preschool and kindergarten program for children from 18 months…

            Cupola Academy

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

              Fishtown Montessori

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

                Friends’ Central School

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

                  Fusion Academy

                    Fusion Academy is a private school in Ardmore and Malvern, where classes are one-to-one: one…

                    Gladwyne Montessori

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

                      Greene Towne Montessori School

                        Guided by Montessori certified teaching staff, Greene Towne Montessori School cultivates in children respect, confidence,…

                        La Salle College High School

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

                          Little City Montessori Preschool | Family Favorite Preschool – 2023 LOVE Awards

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

                            Main Line Classical Academy

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

                              Mi Casita Preschool | Family Favorite Preschool – 2023 LOVE Awards

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

                                Norwood-Fontbonne Academy

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

                                  Perelman Jewish Day School

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

                                    Quadrat Academy

                                      Quadrat Academy is an innovative education school for ages 11-18.

                                      Smith Urban Nature Preschool
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                                        At SUN Preschool, children play and learn in nature, where the environment motivates them to…

                                        St. Peter’s School

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

                                          The Learning Experience Northern Liberties

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

                                            The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber)

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

                                              Valley Forge Educational Services

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

                                                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 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! SHOW YOUR SUPPORT WITH A 5-STAR REVIEW.

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                                                Athletes Untapped

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

                                                  Center for Forensic Science Research & Education

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

                                                    Elmwood Park Zoo

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




                                                        Homesewn is a modern stitchery with sewing, knitting, crochet, and other fiber arts classes for…

                                                        Kidology | Best Developmental Services – LOVE Awards 2023

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

                                                          Milestone Therapy Group

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

                                                            Music Theatre Philly | Best Specialty Camp & Family Favorite Performing Arts Program – 2023 LOVE Awards

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

                                                              PAFA Youth and Family Programs – Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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

                                                                Philadelphia Ballet

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

                                                                  Sawubona Creativity Project

                                                                    Sawubona Creativity Project weaves social emotional learning and character development skills into theater arts programs…

                                                                    Small Talk Therapeutics

                                                                      At Small Talk, they are neurodiversity affirming speech and language pathologists with extensive experience in…

                                                                      Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse

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

                                                                        Spanish Exploradores

                                                                          Looking for a fun and engaging way for your child to learn Spanish? Spanish Exploradores…

                                                                          Spanish Workshop for Children | Best Language Program – 2023 LOVE Awards

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

                                                                            The Craftship

                                                                              The Craftship helps kids, adults, and families connect through crafting.

                                                                              The Philadelphia Dance Academy | Best Dance Studio – 2023 LOVE Awards

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

                                                                                Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History

                                                                                  The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia offers a captivating and educational…

                                                                                  Wolf Performing Arts Center
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                                                                                    Experience the magic of theatre, year-round, at Wolf Performing Arts Center!

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