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Philly Preschool & Private School Open Houses: October 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 October 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=2021-09 

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

Holy Child Academy

Nursery – 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 – 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 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

The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School

K – 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

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


Monday, October 4th, 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://info.friendscentral.org/visit-fcs-all-schools#two

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

The Philadelphia School

Preschool to 8 • 2501 Lombard Street, Philadelphia

9am

The Philadelphia School educates children for a future that is impossible to know but not impossible to shape. Some of their guiding values include deep thinking, innovation, and agency. They will be holding in-person tours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9am. This is an option only available to fully vaccinated adults. They also will be holding virtual tours throughout the week if individuals are interested in that option. 

RSVP: https://tpschool.schooladminonline.com/portal/public_calendars/calendar_2 

Contact: Katie Neff, Director of Admissions: kneff@tpschool.org | 215-545-5323 x238


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Friends’ Central School Middle & Upper School Fall Open House

Grades 6 to 12 • 1101 City Avenue, Wynnewood

9am

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://info.friendscentral.org/visit-fcs-all-schools#two

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


Thursday, October 7, 2021

The Philadelphia School

Preschool to 8 • 2501 Lombard Street, Philadelphia

9am

The Philadelphia School educates children for a future that is impossible to know but not impossible to shape. Some of their guiding values include deep thinking, innovation, and agency. They will be holding in-person tours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9am. This is an option only available to fully vaccinated adults. They also will be holding virtual tours throughout the week if individuals are interested in that option. 

RSVP: https://tpschool.schooladminonline.com/portal/public_calendars/calendar_2 

Contact: Katie Neff, Director of Admissions: kneff@tpschool.org | 215-545-5323 x238


Friday, October 8, 2021

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


Saturday, October 9, 2021

Friends’ Central School Lower School Admissions Tours 

Nursery to Grade 5 • 228 Old Gulph Road, Wynnewood

9am

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://info.friendscentral.org/visit-fcs-all-schools#two

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

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


Sunday, October 10, 2021 

Villa Maria Academy Lower School 

Grades Pre K to 8 • 370 Central Avenue, Malvern 

 11:00 am – 12:30 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

Friends’ Central School Lower School: Admissions Tours

Nursery to Grade 5 • 228 Old Gulph Road, Wynnewood

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


Monday, October 11, 2021

Little City Montessori Fall Open House and Information Session

Ages 2 to 6 • 5th & Master St., Philadelphia 

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Families who are looking for an integrated approach to Montessori education that enhances individualized exploration with structured physical activity. This is a free event that will work to show their vision of the school. 

Details: https://www.littlecitymontessori.com/events 

Contact: explore@littlecitymontessori.com 


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Philadelphia School

Preschool to 8 • 2501 Lombard Street, Philadelphia

9am

The Philadelphia School educates children for a future that is impossible to know but not impossible to shape. Some of their guiding values include deep thinking, innovation, and agency. They will be holding in-person tours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9am. This is an option only available to fully vaccinated adults. They also will be holding virtual tours throughout the week if individuals are interested in that option. 

RSVP: https://tpschool.schooladminonline.com/portal/public_calendars/calendar_2 

Contact: Katie Neff, Director of Admissions: kneff@tpschool.org | 215-545-5323 x238


Thursday, October 14, 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


The Philadelphia School

Preschool to 8 • 2501 Lombard Street, Philadelphia

9am

The Philadelphia School educates children for a future that is impossible to know but not impossible to shape. Some of their guiding values include deep thinking, innovation, and agency. They will be holding in-person tours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9am. This is an option only available to fully vaccinated adults. They also will be holding virtual tours throughout the week if individuals are interested in that option. 

RSVP: https://tpschool.schooladminonline.com/portal/public_calendars/calendar_2 

Contact: Katie Neff, Director of Admissions: kneff@tpschool.org | 215-545-5323 x238

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


Tuesday, October 19, 2021 

The Philadelphia School

Preschool to 8 • 2501 Lombard Street, Philadelphia

9am

The Philadelphia School educates children for a future that is impossible to know but not impossible to shape. Some of their guiding values include deep thinking, innovation, and agency. They will be holding in-person tours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9am. This is an option only available to fully vaccinated adults. They also will be holding virtual tours throughout the week if individuals are interested in that option. 

RSVP: https://tpschool.schooladminonline.com/portal/public_calendars/calendar_2 

Contact: Katie Neff, Director of Admissions: kneff@tpschool.org | 215-545-5323 x238


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Aim Academy

Grades 1 to 12 • 1200 River Rd, Conshohocken

6:00 pm – 7:00 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

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

Villa Maria Academy Lower School 

Grades Pre K to 8 • 370 Central Avenue, Malvern 

7:00 pm – 8:30 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


Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Philadelphia School

Preschool to 8 • 2501 Lombard Street, Philadelphia

9:00 am

The Philadelphia School educates children for a future that is impossible to know but not impossible to shape. Some of their guiding values include deep thinking, innovation, and agency. They will be holding in-person tours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9am. This is an option only available to fully vaccinated adults. They also will be holding virtual tours throughout the week if individuals are interested in that option. 

RSVP: https://tpschool.schooladminonline.com/portal/public_calendars/calendar_2 

Contact: Katie Neff, Director of Admissions: kneff@tpschool.org | 215-545-5323 x238

Transition and Adult Resource Fair at Valley Forge Educational Services. 

Ages 5-24 • 1777 North Valley Road, Malvern, PA 19355

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Families with children and adults with special needs, ages 5-24, are invited to meet and get to know 30+ vendors including a variety of supportive employment organizations, residential service providers, community support services, continuing education programs, benefits counselors, family advocates, special needs financial planning experts, and recreational and leisure activities specifically for adults with special needs. This event is free and open to the community. 

Details: https://www.vfes.net/resourcefair 

Contact: Sheba Simms, Director of Marketing & Communications: shsimms@vfes.net  | 610-296-6725 x116


Saturday, October 23, 2021

St. Peter’s School Virtual Open House

Preschool to 8 • 319 Lombard Street, Philadelphia

1:00 pm

Families will have the opportunity to meet members of the Faculty and Administration, learn about Community Life at the school, and hear from current parents and students about their SPS experiences.

RSVP: https://www.st-peters-school.org/admissions/admissions-open-house/

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


Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The Philadelphia School

Preschool to 8 • 2501 Lombard Street, Philadelphia

9:00 am

The Philadelphia School educates children for a future that is impossible to know but not impossible to shape. Some of their guiding values include deep thinking, innovation, and agency. They will be holding in-person tours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9am. This is an option only available to fully vaccinated adults. They also will be holding virtual tours throughout the week if individuals are interested in that option. 

RSVP: https://tpschool.schooladminonline.com/portal/public_calendars/calendar_2 

Contact: Katie Neff, Director of Admissions: kneff@tpschool.org | 215-545-5323 x238

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


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Friends’ Central School Middle & Upper School Virtual Fall Open House

Grades 6 to 12 • 1101 City Avenue, Wynnewood

9 am

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 

Friends’ Central School Lower School Virtual Open House

Nursery to Grade 5 • 228 Old Gulph Road, Wynnewood

5:30 pm

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


Thursday, October 28, 2021

The Philadelphia School

Preschool to 8 • 2501 Lombard Street, Philadelphia

9am

The Philadelphia School educates children for a future that is impossible to know but not impossible to shape. Some of their guiding values include deep thinking, innovation, and agency. They will be holding in-person tours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9am. This is an option only available to fully vaccinated adults. They also will be holding virtual tours throughout the week if individuals are interested in that option. 

RSVP: https://tpschool.schooladminonline.com/portal/public_calendars/calendar_2 

Contact: Katie Neff, Director of Admissions: kneff@tpschool.org | 215-545-5323 x238

The Philadelphia School

Preschool to 8 • 2501 Lombard Street, Philadelphia

9am

The Philadelphia School educates children for a future that is impossible to know but not impossible to shape. Some of their guiding values include deep thinking, innovation, and agency. They will be holding in-person tours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9am. This is an option only available to fully vaccinated adults. They also will be holding virtual tours throughout the week if individuals are interested in that option. 

RSVP: https://tpschool.schooladminonline.com/portal/public_calendars/calendar_2 

Contact: Katie Neff, Director of Admissions: kneff@tpschool.org | 215-545-5323 x238

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