Philadelphia Preschool & Private School Open Houses | Spring 2023
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.
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: February 15, March 3, March 15, April 5, April 21, May 5, and May 19. 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: February 16, March 16, April 22, and May 18. Register here.
In-person tours available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:45 am, 11 am, and 3 pm. Please contact email@example.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 . ”
Admissions:Jennifer Groen, Assistant Head of School for Strategy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool
Multiple locations throughout Philadelphia
Infant through Preschool (may vary by location)
“My daughter is currently in the toddler room and has gotten an excellent education. I am impressed with the curriculum and how the teachers take their time in making sure the students and learning and understanding what is being taught.”
– Rada, Bright Horizons parent.
Tours: Visit their website to select a location, then call or fill out the information form to schedule a tour for your family.
1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035
Offering part-time, year-round programs for homeschoolers.
Contact Admissions for information.
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, email@example.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: March 7 and April 15. Register here.
Middle & Upper School Open House: April 18. Current 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students are invited to discover Friends’ Central School campus this spring at various activities: Racing Robots: An Engineering and Design Workshop on March 11, Team up with FCS Athletics on April 15, and Cooking to Serve on May 6. 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: April 26. Register here. To inquire about a private tour contact Sarai Nieves at firstname.lastname@example.org.
920 Youngsford Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035
Infant – 6th Grade, Montessori
“Both of my older children are so different, and yet they each get their own opportunity for self-discovery as part of this school. They have had the space to have their own formative experiences. Each one has gotten what they needed, unique to their personalities and personalized to their needs.” – Current Gladwyne Montessori Parent
Admissions Info: Schedule an In-Person or Virtual Tour, or attend a monthly parent education workshop. Register here.
Contact: Rachel Weaner, email@example.com | 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: Erika Goldberg, firstname.lastname@example.org | 215-563-6368
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: May 7. Register here.
Mornings at La Salle for prospective students: February 23, March 23, April 14. 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.
Activity Center: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=4CPYhuPcKWu
Schedule a virtual or in person tour: Email email@example.com
Contact: Tanya Kertsman, firstname.lastname@example.org | 215-764-0633
Main Line Classical Academy
455 South Roberts Rd., Bryn Mawr, 19019
Kindergarten – 12th grade, co-eduducational, Classic Liberal Arts
Tour: Contact Marie Occhiogrosso at email@example.com to schedule a tour.
1415 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
2601 Poplar Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130 (Coming soon!)
Spanish Immersion Preschool, 3 months – 5 years old
“We could not be more certain that Mi Casita is the best choice for our son. Over the past year that he has been there, he is excited each day to go to school and we are assured that he is nurtured and stimulated to the greatest degree possible. The staff has served as key partners in our son’s growth and development, helping make developmental transitions as smooth as possible between home and school settings. They are always extremely present, available, and responsive to any of our questions or concerns. The communication is frequent and clear, and the extracurricular activities are top notch. And this is all without even mentioning the invaluable benefit of providing our son with a bilingual foundation early in life.”
– Emily, Mi Casita Parent
Admissions: Submit the request for information form and schedule a tour on the website.
Norwood Fontbonne Academy
8891 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Preschool – eighth grade (Optional Montessori path or Traditional path available for preschool – third grade, both merge in fourth), Independent, Catholic
“We are so glad that we have chosen to send our children to Norwood-Fontbonne Academy. At NFA, we have the opportunity either to choose the Montessori experience or the primary/traditional experience, knowing that each environment is going to benefit the needs of our children. We see our children coming home with empathy in their hearts, empathy for their environment around them and people around them and it’s all due to the skills and the ethics that they are teaching inside the classroom. The student are doing community service projects and they’re also learning about people around them. The education at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy is outstanding. The children come home engaged and excited and ready to learn the next day. We are so thrilled that we made this decision to send our children to NFA.” Megan S., Norwood Fontbonne Academy Parent
Open Houses: February 16, March 15, April 25. More information and registration.
Perelman Jewish Day School
Stern Center 49 Haverford Road – Wynnewood, PA 19096
Forman Center 7601 Old York Road – Melrose Park, PA 19027
Independent, Jewish, Grades PreK – 5 (Stern Center), Grades K – 5 (Forman Center)
Open House Info: Stern Center, May 2, 9:30 am. Forman Center. May 4, 9:30 am.
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: Register here.
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
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
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.”
Visit the Admissions page to take a Virtual Tour, and find contact information for the Admissions staff.
975 Westtown Road, West Chester
Independent, Quaker, Coeducational, Pre-K to Grade 12
“A place where the teachers, staff, and community support each other. This school has so much diversity, educational opportunities, stewardship, social awareness, service and a great supportive community. Can’t say enough about this school. Truly blessed to see all that Westtown offers. Love this school.” Tim H., Westtown parent
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