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Your Complete Guide to the Main Line Region’s Top Schools

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Looking for the best schools around the Main Line? Here’s a guide to the area’s alternative, parochial and private schools.

PRIVATE

ACADEMY OF NOTRE DAME DE NAMUR

560 Sproul Road, Villanova, (610) 687-0650, ndapa.org

Grades 6–12, girls only

AGNES IRWIN SCHOOL

275 S. Ithan Ave., Rosemont, (610) 801-1869, agnesirwin.org

Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, girls only

ARMENIAN SISTERS ACADEMY

440 Upper Gulf Road, Radnor, (610) 687-4100, asaphila.org

Pre-kindergarten through grade 8, co-ed

THE BALDWIN SCHOOL

701 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-2700, baldwinschool.org

Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, girls only

CASKEY TORAH ACADEMY

742 Argyle Road, Wynnewood, (610) 642-7870, taphila.org

Pre-kindergarten through grade 8, co-ed

CHESTERBROOK ACADEMY

141 Arrandale Blvd., Exton; 906 S. Media Line Road, Newtown Square; 3841 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, (877) 322-2852; 201 S. Atwater Drive, Malvern, (877) 959-4183; 1220 Ward Ave., West Chester, (610) 719-0240; 1560 Bradford Road, Wayne, (877) 959-4183; 1190 McDermott Drive, West Chester, (610) 719-0240; chesterbrookacademy.com.
Six weeks through grade 5, co-ed

CHURCH FARM SCHOOL

1001 Lincoln Hwy., Exton, (610) 363-7500, gocfs.net

Boarding/day, grades 9 through 12, boys only

COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL OF THE SACRED HEART

480 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 527-3915, shabrynmawr.org

Kindergarten through grade 12, girls only

DELAWARE COUNTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

462 Malin Road, Newtown Square, (610) 353-6522, dccs.org

Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-ed

DEVON PREPARATORY SCHOOL

363 N. Valley Forge Road, Devon, (610) 688-7337, devonprep.com

Grades 6 through 12, boys only

THE EPISCOPAL ACADEMY

1785 Bishop White Drive, Newtown Square, (484) 424-1400, episcopalacademy.org

Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-ed

FRIENDS’ CENTRAL SCHOOL

Lower School Campus: 228 Old Gulph Road, Wynnewood, (610) 642-7575, friendscentral.org
City Avenue Campus: 1101 City Ave., Wynnewood, (610) 649-7440, friendscentral.org

Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-ed

FRIENDS SCHOOL HAVERFORD

851 Buck Lane, Haverford, (610) 642-2334, friendshaverford.org

Pre-kindergarten through grade 8, co-ed

GERMANTOWN ACADEMY

340 Morris Road, Fort Washington, (215) 646-3300, germantownacademy.net

Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-ed

GERMANTOWN FRIENDS SCHOOL

31 W. Coulter St., Philadelphia, (215) 951-2300, germantownfriends.org

Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-ed

GLADWYNE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

920 Youngsford Road, Gladwyne, (610) 649-1761, gladwyne.org

Pre-kindergarten through grade 6, co-ed

GOSHEN FRIENDS SCHOOL

814 N. Chester Road, West Chester, (610) 696-8869, goshenfriends.org

Pre-kindergarten through 5 years, co-ed

THE HAVERFORD SCHOOL

450 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, (610) 642-3020, haverford.org

Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, boys only

HOLY CHILD ACADEMY

475 Shadeland Ave., Drexel Hill, (610) 259-2712, holychildacademy.com

Pre-kindergarten through grade 8, co-ed

HOLY CHILD SCHOOL AT ROSEMONT

1344 Montgomery Ave., Rosemont, (610) 922-1000, holychildrosemont.org

Pre-kindergarten through grade 8, co-ed

JACK M. BARRACK HEBREW ACADEMY

272 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 922-2300, jbha.org

Grades 6 through 12, co-ed

KIMBERTON WALDORF SCHOOL

410 W. Seven Stars Road, Kimberton, (610) 933-3635, kimberton.org

Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-ed

KOHELET YESHIVA SCHOOL

223 N. Highland Ave., Merion Station, (610) 667-2020, koheletyeshiva.org

Grades 6 through 12, co-ed

MAIN LINE CLASSICAL ACADEMY

455 S. Roberts Road, Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-2300, mainlineclassical.org

Kindergarten through grade 12, co-ed

MALVERN PREPARATORY SCHOOL

418 S. Warren Ave., Malvern, (484) 595-1100, malvernprep.org

Grades 6 through 12, boys only

MEDIA-PROVIDENCE FRIENDS SCHOOL

125 W. Third St., Media, (610) 565-1960, mpfs.org

Age 2 – Grade 8, co-ed

MERION MERCY ACADEMY

511 Montgomery Ave., Merion Station, (610) 664-6655, merion-mercy.com

Grades 9 through 12, girls only

THE MIQUON SCHOOL

2025 Harts Lane, Conshohocken, (610) 828-1231, miquon.org

Pre-kindergarten through grade 6, co-ed

MONTGOMERY SCHOOL

1141 Kimberton Road, Chester Springs, (610) 827-7222, montgomeryschool.org

Pre-kindergarten through grade 8, co-ed

PERELMAN JEWISH DAY SCHOOL

Stern Center: 49 Haverford Road, Wynnewood, (610) 658-2518, pjds.org
Forman Center: 7601 Old York Road, Melrose Park, (215) 635-3130, pjds.org

Pre-kindergarten through grade 5, co-ed

THE PHELPS SCHOOL

583 Sugartown Road, Malvern, (610) 644-1754, thephelpsschool.org

Boarding/day, Grades 6-12, boys only

ST. ALOYSIUS ACADEMY

401 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-1670, staloysiusacademy.org

Kindergarten through grade 8, boys only

ST. JOSEPH’S PREPARATORY SCHOOL

1733 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, (215) 978-1950, sjprep.org

Grades 9 through 12, boys only

THE SCHOOL IN ROSE VALLEY

20 School Lane, Media, (610) 566-1088, theschoolinrosevalley.org

Pre-kindergarten through grade 6, co-ed

THE SHIPLEY SCHOOL

814 Yarrow Street, Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-4300, shipleyschool.org

Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-ed

STRATFORD FRIENDS SCHOOL

2 Bishop Hollow Road, Newtown Square, (610) 355-9580, stratfordfriends.org

Kindergarten through grade 9, co-ed

VALLEY FORGE MILITARY ACADEMY

1001 Eagle Road, Wayne, (610) 989-1200, vfmac.edu

Military boarding, grades 7 through 12 and junior college, co-ed

VILLA MARIA ACADEMY

280 IHM Drive, Malvern, (610) 644-4864, villamaria.org

Pre-kindergarten, co-ed; kindergarten through grade 8, girls only

THE WALDEN SCHOOL

901 N. Providence Road, Media, (610) 892-8000, thewaldenschool.org

Pre-kindergarten through grade 8, co-ed

WALDRON MERCY ACADEMY

513 Montgomery Ave., Merion Station, (610) 664-9847, waldronmercy.org

Kindergarten through grade 8, co-ed

WESTTOWN SCHOOL

975 Westtown Road, West Chester, (610) 399-0123, westtown.edu

Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-ed

WILLIAM PENN CHARTER SCHOOL

3000 W. School House Lane, Philadelphia, (215) 844-3460, penncharter.com

Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-ed

PAROCHIAL

ARCHBISHOP JOHN CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL

211 Matsonford Road, Radnor, (610) 688-7610, jcarroll.org

Grades 9 through 12, co-ed

BISHOP SHANAHAN HIGH SCHOOL

220 Woodbine Road, Downingtown, (610) 518-1300, shanahan.org

Grades 9 through 12, co-ed

BONNER & PRENDERGAST CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

403 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill, (610) 259-0280, bonnerprendie.com

Grades 9 through 12, co-ed

CARDINAL O’HARA HIGH SCHOOL

1701 S. Sproul Road, Springfield, (610) 544-3800, cohs.com

Grades 9 through 12, co-ed

ALTERNATIVE

AIM ACADEMY

1200 River Road, Conshohocken, (215) 483-2461, aimpa.org

Serving bright students with language-based learning differences.

BENCHMARK SCHOOL

2107 N. Providence Road, Media, (610) 565-3741, benchmarkschool.org

Serving bright students who learn differently or have yet to reach their academic potential.

CAMPHILL SPECIAL SCHOOL

1784 Fairview Road, Glenmoore, (610) 469-9236, camphillschool.org

Serving students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

THE CONCEPT SCHOOL

1120 E. Street Road, Westtown, (610) 399-1135, theconceptschool.org

Serving students in need of options for academic growth.

DELAWARE VALLEY FRIENDS SCHOOL

19 E. Central Ave., Paoli, (610) 640-4150, dvfriends.org

A Quaker education for students who learn differently but are academically high-scoring.

EBS CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE

200 Skiles Blvd., West Chester, (610) 455-4040, ebschildrensinstitute.com

Speech therapy, OT, PT and behavioral therapy, plus special-needs programs.

GEORGE CROTHERS MEMORIAL SCHOOL

401 Rutgers Ave., Swarthmore, (610) 328-5955, cades.org

Serving children with intellectual and physical disabilities.

HILL TOP PREPARATORY SCHOOL

737 S. Ithan Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 527-3230, hilltopprep.org

Serving students with learning disabilities.

THE MELMARK SCHOOL

2600 Wayland Road, Berwyn, (610) 325-4976, melmark.org

Serving students with learning difficulties and challenging behaviors.

OPEN CONNECTIONS

1616 Delchester Road, Newtown Square, (610) 459-3366, openconnections.org

Serving students who seek an innovative, collaborative and process-conscious educational environment.

ST. KATHERINE DAY SCHOOL

930 Bowman Ave., Wynnewood, (610) 667-3958, stkatherineschool.org

Special education for students with I.Q.s below 70.

TALK INSTITUTE AND SCHOOL

6 Campus Blvd., Newtown Square, (610) 356-5566, talkinc.org

Serving children with autism and speech/language disorders.

TECHNICAL COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

455 Boot Road, Downingtown, (484) 237-5000, cciu.org

Half-day technical education programs.

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