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Philadelphia Preschool & Private School Open Houses | Fall 2022

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.

AIM Academy

1200 River Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428


Grades 1-12, Co-Ed, Language-Based Learning Differences



“I can’t even begin to express how much AIM means to me … All we want is for our children to have the opportunity to work hard and achieve for themselves and it has made so many of my dreams come true to … see him happy and succeeding.” Parent of an AIM 5th Grader



Open House Dates: Attend a Virtual Information Session, then you’ll receive an invitation to join a Tuesday Tour. Virtual Information Dates: September 23, 2022, 9 am; October 7, 2022, 9 am; October 19, 2022 12 pm; November 4, 2022, 9 am; November 16, 2022, 9 am; December 2, 2022, 9 am; December 14, 2022, 12 pm. Register here!

Aspen Grove School

1600 Christian Street, Philadelphia

Ages 6 weeks – 5 years


“Aspen Grove has been my children’s home away from home for over 2 years and we couldn’t be happier with the care and education that they receive. Truly feel like the staff and teachers are family as they care deeply about the kids health and happiness and are in constant communication with parents.” – Colleen Y. 


Open Houses: October 19, 6:00 – 7:30 pm; November 12, 10 – 11:30 am. Register here.

Mini tours also available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:45 am, 11 am, and 3 pm. Please contact admissions@aspengrovephilly.com​ to schedule a tour.

Barrack Hebrew Academy

272 South Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, 19010


Co-ed, Jewish, Grades 6-12


“At Barrack, students are both challenged and nurtured. With a simulating and rigorous academic program, guided by timeless Jewish values in a warm and supportive environment, Barrack provides the opportunity for all kids to thrive . ”
-Barrack Parent


Open Houses: October 2, 2022, 10 am; November 11, 2022, 9:30 am; December 8, 2022, 7 pm. Registration is required.

Cupola Academy

1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035

Offering part-time, year-round programs for homeschoolers.


Learn More: Fill out an inquiry form and set up a consultation.

Fishtown Montessori

 307 E. Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

18 months – 6 years old, Montessori


“We love the attention and dedication to the children of the teachers/staff and seeing how much our daughter has developed over the past few months. Without hesitation, we would recommend the school to anyone asking about it.” – Mark T.

RSVP Virtual Tours: https://calendly.com/fishtownmontessori/virtual-school-tour?month=2022-10

Contact: Denise Spetrino, denise@fishtownmontessori.com | 215-821-1455



Friends’ Central School

Nursery – Grade 5: 228 Old Gulph Road

Grades 6-12: 1101 City Avenue, Independent, Coed Quaker Day School

“I love the balance teachers in all divisions hold between being nurturing and doing real academic preparation. FCS is an intellectual and loving community.” – FCS Parent


Lower School Open House: October 12, 2022, 9:30 am; November 10, 2022, 9:30 am; December 7, 2022, 9:30 am. Lower School Admissions Tour: October 15, 2022, 9 am. Register here.

Middle & Upper School Open House: September 29, 2022, 4 pm; October 12, 2022, 4 pm; October 25, 2022, 9 am; November 10, 2022, 4 pm.

Register here.




Friends School Haverford

851 Buck Lane, Haverford, PA

Nursery – 5th grade, Quaker


“The school takes an academically challenging, yet creative approach to learning.” – Current Parent

Open House: October 15, 9:00 am; October 19, 9:00 am; November 2, 9:00 am; December 7, 9:00 am; January 11, 9:00 am. Register here.



Gladwyne Montessori

920 Youngsford Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035

Infant – 6th Grade, Montessori


Admissions Info: Schedule an In-Person or Virtual Tour, or attend a monthly parent education workshop. Register here.

Contact: Rachel Weaner, rweaner@gladwyne.org | 610-649-1761



Greene Towne Montessori

2121 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Toddler – Kindergarten, Montessori


“It’s been amazing to see my daughter’s growth since she started Greene Towne. She has become more and more self-confident, caring, and independent. The teachers and staff are completely devoted to early childhood development and are incredible resources for any parenting topic. There is a wonderful sense of community at the school with relevant, forward-thinking programming and events throughout the year.” – Parent of a toddler student


Schedule a Tour: https://gtms.org/admissions/schedule-a-tour/

Contact: Nicole Leapheart, nleapheart@gtms.org | 215-563-6368


Holy Child Academy Drexel Hill

475 Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Ages 2 through Eighth Grade


Holy Child Academy (HCA) is an independent, Catholic school for boys and girls of all faiths age 2 through eighth grade. HCA consistently delivers on its promise to provide a student-centered approach to learning that fully integrates academic challenge and ample opportunities to participate in athletics and the arts with purposeful community service and a spiritual foundation.


“Imagine what our world would be if every child was able to receive the type of education that the Holy Child Academy provides: great atmosphere, caring staff, and most of all, an awesome learning environment.” – Solomon M., Middle School Parent


Open Houses: October 12, 2022, 5:30 pm; November 16, 2022, 5:30 pm. Register here.



La Salle College High School

8605 West Cheltenham Ave, Wyndmoor, 19038


All boys, Independent, Catholic


“This high school was positively the best experience for my son. His attendance at LaSalle helped him get into (and has allowed him to flourish) in college – He was well prepared! If you have a son that is considering a prep school for his high school experience, I am certain that you will find no better school than LaSalle.” – La Salle Parent


Open House: September 25, 10 am. Register here.

Mornings at La Salle for prospective students: October 20; November 10; December 1. More info here.


Little City Montessori Preschool

1401 North 5th Street, Philadelphia 19122

Preschool + Kindergarten (ages 2 – 6 years old)



“I currently have a two-year-old at Little City and I cannot be any happier with her progress with meeting milestones. The teachers work with you to achieve potty training by the end of the school year. Also, last year my oldest completed kindergarten, and she went into first grade knowing how to read and perform math equations. In addition to the academic aspects of the curriculum, the activity part is a significant plus. All the classes offered during the week: yoga, dance, martial arts. Both of my daughters love them. I’m so happy this school is here for our children.” – Justine M.


Preschool: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=BaGSWgLybet

Activity Center: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=4CPYhuPcKWu


Schedule a virtual or in person tour: Email explore@littlecitymontessori.com

Contact: Tanya Kertsman, tanya.kertsman@gmail.com | 215-764-0633


Main Line Classical Academy

455 South Roberts Rd., Bryn Mawr, 19019


Kindergarten – 12th grade, co-eduducational, Classic Liberal Arts


Open House: Humanities Fall Fest and Open House for K and 1st Graders: October 2, 2022 3:00 – 5:00 pm.

Montgomery School

1141 Kimberton Road, Chester Springs, 19425

Co-ed, Grades Pre-K through 8


“We have children currently in the 7th, 5th and 2nd grades at Montgomery School – all very different learners and Montgomery has been a great fit for each of them.  We love how warm and nurturing the K-8 environment is there and how committed each teacher is to get to know the child as an individual. Academics are challenging, character development is emphasized everywhere (classrooms, hallways, playground, lunches, etc).  It’s been a wonderful experience for our family and my kids are better for it!” – Annemarie, Montgomery School Parent


Open House: Look & Learn sessions are the first step, they all begin at 9 am.

  • Lower School: October 7, 2022; October 26, 2022; December 14, 2022. Register here.
  • Middle School: October 14, 2022; November 15, 2022; December 2, 2022. Register here.

St. Peter’s School

319 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Preschool (age 3) – Eighth Grade, Non-Sectarian, Independent, Coeducational


“From the minute you enter those red doors you are met with the warmth, kindness, and smiles from parents teachers and children alike. For us; St Peter’s has been a loving and nurturing environment that celebrates its children for who they are and helps them blossom into confident individuals.” Paulina, G. parent at St. Peter’s School


Virtual Admissions Info Sessions: September 20, 2022, 9 am; October 4, 2022, 9 am. Fall Open House: October 22, 2022, 10 am.  Register in advance.

The Learning Experience Northern Liberties

1 Brown Street, Philadelphia, 19123

Ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.


“We enrolled our child because it was very close to our house but really love it here so far! The facility is very clean because it is brand new, and they also have a back yard play space where kids can go out when it’s warmer. The updates we get everyday with photos and details of every meal and nap time are extremely helpful and everyone has been so responsive and courteous to our questions and concerns. The admin is also responsive to our emails and the teachers are amazing as well. My kid isn’t a picky eater but she also loves the food there and might be eating healthier than when she does at home bc they provide nutritious meals. Would 100% recommend!!! Gem in our neighborhood.”  Deborah F., TLE parent

Schedule a tour.


The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School

652 Midland Avenue, Midland, PA 15059

K-12, Public Cyber Charter School

“Enrolling our daughters in PA Cyber has been one of the very best decisions we have made as a family. Thanks to PA Cyber, we as parents are able to take a very active role in our children’s education; from daily class in the living room to field trips around the state. Because of our ability to set our own schedules, our girls have learned important lessons about time management, priorities, and self-discipline. We take advantage of the ability to travel and attend class “on the road. We lived in Barbados this past winter, and it was all because of PA Cyber’s ability to educate anywhere in the world.” – PA Cyber parents Reed and Katy Verdesoto



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

Valley Forge Educational Services

1777 North Valley Road, Malvern, 19355

Educational, recreational and employment-related services for people with disabilities, ages 5-24


“We have seen my granddaughter blossom and develop a love for school since she began attending Vanguard. It is so heartwarming to know that here she is seen as someone with potential in contrast to her previous school where they held out no expectations for her. That means so much to all of us.” -Lynn T.


Upcoming event: October 20, 2022, 6 pm Resource Fair for Adults with Special Needs

Waldron Mercy Academy

513, Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19066

Preschool – 8th grade, Catholic School sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy


“We chose WMA due to the kind, articulate, confident eighth graders who gave us a tour and made us think, that is exactly how we want our kids to be. We also love the Mercy charism, the teachers who are like family, the school’s diversity, the focus on social justice, and the amazing art and music programs that encourage creativity in our children.”


Open House: October 16, 2022. Register here.

The West Hill School

1455 West Hill Road, Rosemont, PA 19010

Preschool, Independent


“I think West Hill has been doing a fantastic job with everything. You and the staff should be commended. The school is running seamlessly despite all of the necessary safety parameters.I appreciate your time, caring, and attention throughout this pandemic!! You all are keeping our children safe and they are having FUN!” – Current Parent


Schedule a tour.

Westtown School

975 Westtown Road, West Chester

Pre-K to Grade 12

Westtown School emphasizes that each child and family has unique needs, and encourages interested families to reach out for more information and to schedule a private tour.


Open House: Upper School October 23, 2022, 1 pm. Register here.

Westtown School emphasizes that each child and family has unique needs, and encourages interested families to reach out for more information and to schedule a private tour.

Content Director, Main Line Parent & Philadelphia Family. Email me at pamela@familyfocus.org