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Philadelphia Preschool & Private School Open Houses | Spring 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.

Center School

 

2450 Hamilton Avenue, Abington, PA 19001

Grades 1-8, Private Learning Disabilities School

 

“Joining Center School has made such an impact not only on our lives but on Garry’s too. All of his anxiety has gone. I have watched my son transform from hiding himself, fighting every day about school to being  excited about school and wanting to learn more.”

 

 

Touring Tuesdays: 3/8, 3/22, 4/5 – 11 am, RSVP here.

 

Cupola Academy

1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035

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

 

Virtual Information Session: February 28 at 7 pm. Please email info@cupolaacademy.org for more info and to register.

 

Open House: March 26, 2 – 4 pm. Register in advance.

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.

Virtual Tours: February 23, March 9, March 25, at Noon on Zoom

RSVP Virtual Tours: https://calendly.com/fishtownmontessori/virtual-school-tour 

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: April 6, 9:30 am; register here.

Middle & Upper School Open House: April 19, 9:00 am; register here.

 

Contact: Clare Luzuriaga, cluzuriaga@friendscentral.org | 610-645-5032


 

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

April 13, 7 pm: The Arts- Virtual Open House, register here.

 


 

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 House: Wednesday, April 6, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Contact: Cecilia Ulmer 610-259-2712 | culmer@holychildacademy.com

 


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


Primrose School of Center City Philadelphia

 

1635 Market St., First Floor Plaza, Suite 104, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Infant – PreK + Afterschool & Summer Camp Up to Age 12, Child Care Center

 

“We love sending our daughter to Primrose everyday.  We recently moved out of the city and tried a different daycare but quickly brought her back to Primrose where she is happier and learning.  The teachers are great, the facility is clean, and our daughter is always looks forward to Primrose in the morning.  We’ve recommended to several of our friends who are just as happy as we are.”

Schedule a Tour: https://www.primroseschools.com/schools/center-city-philadelphia/

Contact: John Maher, jmaher@primrosecentercity.com | 215-545-1920

 

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: Tuesday, March 8, 9:00 am; Thursday, March 24, 7:30 pm; Thursday, April 7, 7:30 pm; Tuesday, April 12, 9:00 am; Tuesday, April 26, 9:00 am; Tuesday, May 10, 9:00 am; Thursday, May 19, 7:30 pm; Tuesday, May 24, 9:00 am. Register in advance.

 


 

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/

Contact:  888-722-9237

 


 

The West Hill School

1455 West Hill Road, Rosemont, PA 19010

Preschool, Independent

“The outdoor playscape really sets this [school] apart from other play-based schools in the area – it’s comprised of 16 different centers that allow kids to explore different areas of interest (art, music, building, etc.) with friends or independently. Additionally, we have found the staff to be unparalleled in their skills and warmth. Everyone in the school plays an important part of the day-to-day operations, knows the kids and parents by name, and is constantly looking for ways to enhance the programs (for example, Story Time Chess – an awesome chess learning system for kids 3+ – was added as an option for Afternoon Enrichment this year at the initiative of one of the Head Teachers). Our daughter literally jumps out of bed in the morning asking if it’s time to go to school. We are so happy to have the opportunity to be a part of this community – it’s such a special place and I can’t recommend it highly enough!”

 

Virtual Visits: Please call 610-525-7660 or email Michelle@thewesthillschool.org

 

 

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.”

March 3, In-Person School Tour 6 – 7 pm. RSVP to admissions@waldronmercy.org

March 22 and April 6, Zoom Information Sessions, 7 – 8 pm. RSVP: https://www.waldronmercy.org/visit-us

Daily in person tours available: Email admissions@waldronmercy.org


 

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.

 

Moose & Me is an interactive video series hosted by Moose, the Westtown School mascot, and their experts on early education. Pre-register for this series that will get your little one’s mind and body moving by exploring the arts and science. After you register you’ll receive a package filled with goodies to help your child enjoy the activities!

 

Contact: Tearson Morrison, Director of Admission: 610-399-7904 | admissions@westtown.edu | info.westtown.edu/westtown/edu/inquiry

 

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

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