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Top Middle Schools in Philly

Discover the Philly Family Community's Top Recommended Middle Schools to find the right fit for your student.

Known as a trusted Facebook Group in our area, local families are always ready to share their expertise in the Philly Family Community. That’s why when we asked “Who are the top Middle Schools in our area?” they helped us get started (but we still need YOUR HELP)!

First, we’re pleased to introduce you to our Philadelphia Family Education Partner Members, who support our Community and Education Guide. Have you had a great experience with any of them? You can help other families benefit from your experience with an endorsement on their Profile Page!

Other local Middle Schools we’ve received recommendations for in our School Survey are linked below so you can explore them as well. If your Middle School isn’t on our list and you love them, please complete our School Survey or comment with a link to their website. We hope this list gets you started on a path to finding the right fit for your child and we invite you to share it with your friends!

Philadelphia Family Education Partner Members

Click through our Members’ Profile Pages below to learn more about their unique approach to education, read their parents’ endorsements, and plan a visit with our Open House and Admissions Events Calendar.

Kimberton Waldorf School

    Kimberton Waldorf School (KWS) is a nurturing, natural haven for students seeking an academically rich and…

    Fusion Academy

      Fusion Academy is a private school in Ardmore and Malvern, where classes are one-to-one: one…

      Main Line Classical Academy

        With a 1:6 faculty-to-student ratio, Main Line Classical Academy is small by design — creating…

        Gladwyne Montessori

          Give your child the best foundation for a lifetime of learning at Gladwyne Montessori, the…

          Friends’ Central School

            Friends’ Central School is a Quaker, co-educational, college-preparatory day school for students in nursery through…

            St. Peter’s School

              St. Peter's School strives to foster an early and lifelong love of learning, to cultivate…

              AIM Academy

                AIM's college prep curriculum for 1-12th grade students provides extraordinary educational opportunities to children with…

                Cupola Academy

                  Cupola Academy (CA) is a secular, nonprofit educational organization that provides a supportive community-base for homeschooling families.

                  Waldron Mercy Academy

                    Waldron Mercy Academy, a Catholic School sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, is a diverse,…

                    Middle School Friends of Philadelphia Family

                    Invited to join as Education Partner Members to support our Community and Education Guide

                    If your Middle School isn’t on our list and you love them, please complete our School Survey or comment with a link to their website. 

                    French International/ L’école Française Internationale

                    “Wonderful language immersion program, warm and kind teachers. Lots of diversity in the school, with many nations represented, so there is a lot exposure to other cultures.” – Erika H.

                    Friends Select School

                    “Academic rigor without the pressure. The teachers, advisors and staff know your child. My 2 children transferred there for upper school. First one graduated in 2022, college process, was seamless, she’s happy and well prepared for her college experience. Biochemistry /molecular Biolgy major at Penn State’s Eberly College of Science. Daughter was also an art major at FSS, and that program is top notch too! Strong math curriculum, sports where all students can participate, clubs and so much more. Strong parent community and all located in center city Philly. We love the student teachers ratio as well as the intimate class size. My children thrived there. I wish I could have gone to FSS!” – Sue G.

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