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Philly Preschool & Private School Open Houses: November 2021

There’s nothing quite like an open house and personal tour to get to know a school’s community when you’re searching for the right fit.

Find out when to visit the best preschools and private schools in Philadelphia with our November Open House Calendar. We encourage you to visit each school you’re considering with a virtual or in person open house and tour, get to know their faculty and staff, and connect with experienced families in our Philly Family Community group on Facebook.

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Admissions Events Throughout the Fall 

Cupola Academy

Ages 4-18 • 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne 

Families who are interested in learning about an intellectually rich atmosphere that promotes a growth mindset, encourages lifelong learning, and emphasizes social and environmental justice.This is a supportive community-base for homeschooling families. If interested, families are encouraged to fill out an inquiry form to learn more about if this is a good fit for them. 

RSVP: https://cupolaacademy.org/admissions-process 

Contact: info@cupolaacademy.org | 610-255-7188

Fishtown Montessori

Infants through 6 years old • 307 E Girard Avenue, Philadelphia

Striving to nurture the curiosity and wonder that inspires learning so children develop a deep understanding of the foundational skills that are essential to fulfilling their human potential. Fishtown Montessori stands for the joy of learning, the respect for the preservation of natural development, and cultivating peace through learning about culture and humanity. They are deeply invested in the authenticity of their Montessori programming. If you live in the heart of Fishtown, they work towards providing consistency to working families in the area. 

RSVP: https://calendly.com/fishtownmontessori/virtual-school-tour?month=2021-11 

Contact: Denise Spetrino, Head of School, Admissions Director: info@fishtownmontessori.com | 215-821-1455 

Holy Child Academy

Nursery to Grade 8 • 475 Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill 

Families with children who want to learn more about a nurturing academic environment where students develop an aptitude for critical thinking, confidence in presenting to large groups, a passion for lifelong learning, and dedication to serving others. HCA works to educate students diverse in race, culture, and religious beliefs. 

RSVP: https://www.holychildacademy.com/cf_forms/view.cfm?formID=202 Contact: Rebecca Kellich, Director of Admissions: rkellich@holychildacademy.com | 610-259-2712

Mi Casita

3 Months to 5 years • 1415 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia

For families looking to learn more about the fundamentals of learning language through complete Spanish immersion. Parents will be able to learn more about the fun and engaging activities that Mi Casita provides their students. If interested, schedule a tour through the interest form! 

RSVP: https://micasitapreschool.com/interest-form/ 

Contact: 484-413-2695

The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School

K to Grade 12 • 652 Midland Avenue, Midland 

Families who are interested in learning more about what a virtual learning environment looks like are able to sign up for a virtual information session. Families can learn about their innovative curriculum and instruction, their community, choices and opportunities, and the right technology. 

RSVP: https://www.pacyber.org/session/ 

Contact: Edward Elder, President: edward.elder@pacyber.org | 1-888-722-9237

The Fishtown School

Infants through 6 years old 621 East Girard Avenue, Philadelphia

The Fishtown School’s foremost goal is to instill a love of learning and self confidence in our students focussing on the development of each child’s independence. Our staff is dedicated to creating a safe, warm, and fun environment for children to gain the confidence to engage in active learning and to develop a lifelong thirst for knowledge. Interested families are encouraged to fill out an inquiry form on our website to learn more about our programs and to set up a private tour.

RSVP: https://thefishtownschool.com

Contact: info@thefisntownschool.com | (267) 319-1608

Primrose School of Center City Philadelphia 

Infants to Pre-K • 1635 Market Street Suite 104, Philadelphia

At Primrose, they promise to forge a path that leads to a brighter future for all children. They believe that every child represents the promise of a better tomorrow. Their curriculum for infant care and early education has passed through many levels of scrutiny through their education panel and esteemed advisory board. Their number one priority is what will best serve the children. You are able to schedule a tour at any time through the RSVP link. 

RSVP: https://www.primroseschools.com/schools/center-city-philadelphia/schedule-a-tour/

Contact: Allison P. Wilson, Franchise Owner: awilson-maher@primrosecentercity.com | 215-545-1920


Thursday, November 4, 2021

Friends’ Central School Lower School Virtual Open House

Nursery to Grade 5 • 228 Old Gulph Road, Wynnewood

9:30 am

Families with children who are looking for joy-filled learning which is embedded in play, exploration, and discovery. Families will discover the broad and varied lower school curriculum which provides each child with the opportunity to explore, discover new interests, and shine. Many of these classes are small and the instruction is individualized, which allows for students to progress at their own pace. 

RSVP: https://www.friendscentral.org/admission/admission-events

Contact: Andrea Dominic Lubrano, Director of Lower School Admission: alubrano@friendscentral.org | 610-642-7575 x7454

Friends’ Central School Middle & Upper School Fall Open House

Grades 6 to 12 • 1101 City Avenue, Wynnewood

4 pm

Families with children and teenagers from grades six through twelve looking for their kids to experience a challenging and thoughtful curriculum. This curriculum cultivates the intellectual, spiritual, and ethical growth of these kids. They will participate in a process designed to foster creative, critical, and flexible thinking, along with compassion. 

RSVP: https://www.friendscentral.org/admission/admission-events

Contact: Slyvia Indyk Devietti, Associate Director of Admissions for Middle and Upper School: sdevietti@friendscentral.org | 610-645-4494 


Friday, November 5, 2021

Montgomery School

Grades Pre K to 8 • 1141 Kimberton Road Chester Springs

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Montgomery School is committed to meeting the developmental needs of early childhood and early adolescence. They promise to know and challenge each child, and inspire them to reach their potential.

They believe in the power of community and a strong partnership between parents and educators to support the growth and development of each student.

If you are interesting in learning more, specifically about Little Me At Montgomery, families with children ages 3-6 are encouraged to attend— but all ages are welcome!

RSVP: https://www.montgomeryschool.org/cf_forms/view.cfm?formID=45

Contact: Drew Cocco, Director of Enrollment Management: dcocco@montgomeryschool.org | 610-601-4338


Saturday, November 6, 2021 

Center School

Grades 1 to 8 • 2450 Hamilton Avenue, Abington  

Each Tuesday, they will be hosting Touring Tuesday for prospective families to visit their campus and learn more about how Center School supports children with learning differences. 

Every Thursday at 6:30pm, they will be holding virtual information sessions. 

On Saturday, November 6th, they will be hosting a Designer Bag Bingo event at 5:30 PM. 

All events are found on their website. 

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designer-bag-bingo-tickets-164838583641, https://centerschoolpa.org/, https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkc–vqD4qG9enA0dMNQXkOLA_zxR3Zsdn 

Contact: Tiffany Getz, Director of Admission: tgetz@centerschoolpa.org | 215-657-2200

Aim Academy

Grades 1 to 12 • 1200 River Rd, Conshohocken

9 am – 10 am

Aim Academy is a coeducational, independent school in Conshohocken dedicated to providing extraordinary educational opportunities to children in grades 1-12 with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Families who are interested in learning more are invited to attend their open houses. If you cannot make one, there are several different dates to attend throughout the fall.

RSVP: https://www.aimpa.org/admissions/discoveraim

Contact: Laura Rup, Admissions Director: lrup@aimpa.org | 215-948-9517


Sunday, November 7, 2021 

Waldron Mercy Academy

Pre-K to Grade 8 • 513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station 

1 pm 

Families are invited to learn more about their innovative curriculum combining academics, technology, arts, athletics, and service, in a faith-based environment. They celebrate academic progress and encourage students to develop the confidence to become responsible members and leaders in the global community.

If you aren’t able to attend the open house, you can visit campus every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. for a personal tour. 

RSVP: https://www.waldronmercy.org/visit-us 

Contact: Suzanne Gallagher, Director of Admissions: admissons@waldronmercy.org | 610-664-9847 x113 

Montgomery School

Pre-K to Grade 8 • 1141 Kimberton Road, Chester Springs

1 pm – 3:00 pm

Step onto Montgomery School’s campus and you will immediately feel what their students feel every day—a sense of belonging, the power of a space designed for children, room to move and think freely, the support of teachers who know their students well, and a welcoming community that inspires participation with purpose.

They believe in the power of community and a strong partnership between parents and educators to support the growth and development of each student.

If you are interesting in learning more, you are encouraged to sign up for the open house!

RSVP: https://www.montgomeryschool.org/admissions/visit

Contact: Drew Cocco, Director of Enrollment Management, 610-601-4338, dcocco@montgomeryschool.org


Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy Virtual Open House 

Grades 6 – 12 • 272 S Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr

7:00 pm

Barrack’s Virtual Open House events provide an opportunity for you to hear from administration, faculty, and current students, and gain a fuller understanding of why their students love where they learn. 

RSVP: https://www.jbha.org/admissions/open-house

Contact: Beth Rivkind, Director of Admissions: 610-922-2347 or brivkind@jbha.org


St. Peter’s School Virtual Information Session

Preschool to 8 • 319 Lombard Street, Philadelphia

9:00 am

Interested families can join an hour-long informal virtual chat hosted through Zoom, to speak with the Admissions Team and members of the Administration, and ask questions about their curriculum and community.

RSVP: https://www.st-peters-school.org/admissions/virtual-admissions-info-session/

Contact: Office of Admissions: admissions@st-peters-school.org | 215-925-3963


Tuesday, November 10, 2021

LaSalle College High School

Grades 9 to 12 • 8605 W Cheltenham Ave, Wyndmoor

9:00 am – 11:00am

Parents of prospective students are invited to attend a “Morning at La Salle.” The program provides parents with an academic presentation, classroom visits, and a question and answer session with faculty, administrators, and students. Space is limited, so individuals are encouraged to pre-register early to reserve your spot.

RSVP: Kevin Dougherty, Vice President of Enrollment Services: doughertyK@lschs.org

Contact: https://www.lschs.org/admissions/visit


Saturday, November 13, 2021

Stem Prep Academy

Toddlers through Pre-K • 602 East Girard Avenue, Philadelphia

Their mission is to encourage scholars (both boys and girls) to reach their full potential by providing stem focused-hands on learning. They work to bridge the gap of enrollment in STEM fields. They help children how to think, not what to think. 

Open houses are held every 2nd Saturday of the month. This goes from September through June. 

RSVP: https://stempreparatory.org/schedule-a-tour/ola/services/schedule-a-tour

Contact: info@stempreparatory.org | 267-687-2402


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Montgomery School

Pre-K to Grade 8 • 1141 Kimberton Road, Chester Springs

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Step onto Montgomery School’s campus and you will immediately feel what their students feel every day—a sense of belonging, the power of a space designed for children, room to move and think freely, the support of teachers who know their students well, and a welcoming community that inspires participation with purpose.

They believe in the power of community and a strong partnership between parents and educators to support the growth and development of each student.

If you are interesting in learning more, you are encouraged to attend the Virtual Lower School Mini Open House!

RSVP: https://www.montgomeryschool.org/admissions/visit

Contact: Drew Cocco, Director of Enrollment Management, 610-601-4338, dcocco@montgomeryschool.org


Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Aim Academy

Grades 1 to 12 • 1200 River Rd, Conshohocken

6 pm – 7 pm

Aim Academy is a coeducational, independent school in Conshohocken dedicated to providing extraordinary educational opportunities to children in grades 1-12 with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Families who are interested in learning more are invited to attend their open houses. If you cannot make one, there are several different dates to attend throughout the fall.

RSVP: https://www.aimpa.org/admissions/discoveraim

Contact: Laura Rup, Admissions Director: lrup@aimpa.org | 215-948-9517

Montgomery School

Pre-K to Grade 8 • 1141 Kimberton Road, Chester Springs

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Step onto Montgomery School’s campus and you will immediately feel what their students feel every day—a sense of belonging, the power of a space designed for children, room to move and think freely, the support of teachers who know their students well, and a welcoming community that inspires participation with purpose.

They believe in the power of community and a strong partnership between parents and educators to support the growth and development of each student.

If you are interesting in learning more, you are encouraged to attend the Virtual Middle School Mini Open House!

RSVP: https://www.montgomeryschool.org/admissions/visit

Contact: Drew Cocco, Director of Enrollment Management, 610-601-4338, dcocco@montgomeryschool.org


Wednesday, November 18, 2021

St. Peter’s School Virtual Information Session

Preschool to 8 • 319 Lombard Street, Philadelphia

7:30 pm

Interested families can join an hour-long informal virtual chat hosted through Zoom, to speak with the Admissions Team and members of the Administration, and ask questions about their curriculum and community.

RSVP: https://www.st-peters-school.org/admissions/virtual-admissions-info-session/

Contact: Office of Admissions: admissions@st-peters-school.org | 215-925-3963


Saturday, November 20, 2021

Villa Maria Academy Lower School 

Grades Pre K to 8 • 370 Central Avenue, Malvern 

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm 

Villa Maria works to blend spirituality with academics in a nurturing learning environment for students. They focus on leadership and service. Their educational process is student-centered and not limited to just the walls of the classroom. Parents are encouraged to attend their open house to see if this is the best fit for their child!

RSVP: https://vm-pa.client.renweb.com/oa/inquiry.cfm?memberid=2691 

Contact: Jennifer Gentleman Rose, Director of Enrollment Management: jrose@vmahs.org | 610-644-2551 ext. 1020


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