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Multiple Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Pennsylvania. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 South Jersey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Delaware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

21 In-Depth Profiles 30 School Listings Single-gender. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Catholic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Christian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Jewish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Quaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Progressive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40


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Welcome to the 1st Guide to Schools & Summer Programs of the Delaware Valley For 27 years, MetroKids has provided a monthly magazine filled with parenting resources, including detailed information about independent schools, schools for students with learning differences and summer camp programs. The Guide to Schools and Summer Programs of the Delaware Valley provides a curated list of the many top-notch independent schools in the greater Philadelphia area, broken into meaningful categories, and also offers a detailed directory of day, residential, travel, specialty and special needs camp programs. Find additional information on each school in a searchable database that filters selections by school category, location, grade and gender at Go to to search camp programs by program type, location, activities and additional services.

How to use the Guide

Camps: Discover a wide variety of summer programs

Schools: These listings organize schools of all grade

Education: Local moms provide insights into how

Schools for learning differences: Schools for

In-depth profiles: This special advertising section provides details on local schools’ educational philosophies, extracurricular offerings and summer programs.

Open house dates: This quick-reference chart points you to tours and information sessions to attend after you narrow your school choices.

for campers of all ages organized by state and county and learn how to choose the right camp in five easy steps. they chose the right type of school for their child — public, charter or private — and the factors that weighed into their decision.

levels into categories such as all-girls, Catholic or boarding so you can zero in on the types of most interest to you. children who need extra support to succeed academically, socially or behaviorally are categorized by the specific needs they address.

g n i h t y n a is e r o C r u O but C ommon!

KBA provides an intensive, core-value based General & Jewish Education from age 2 - 8th grade with an emphasis on S.T.E.A.M., a wide range of extra-curricular activities, & afterschool care until 6pm.

Extensive grants allow us to provide students with the latest technology, artist-in-residence, Shakespeare workshop, math olympiads, community-building programs, servicelearning opportunities, and more. We are always looking for new ways to engage our students and families. To request a tour of our campus contact: Jenny Sholder, Director of Enrollment (856) 679-2929 4

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Teens Should

Go to Camp By Kerrie McLoughlin Parents may think of summer camp primarily as a place to send elementary-age kids so they’ll make friends and learn new things. But why not send your teen off for a week or more of summer fun and learning, too? Discover the great benefits teens can get from summer camp.

They learn how to give back.

Community-service camps offer a great chance for your teen to make a difference in the community while she also learns skills that will carry her through life. Maybe your teen will learn how to pack food for the homeless, teach kids how to read or clean up a playground.

They make new friends. Making new friends enriches one’s life at any age. Many teens attend a new camp for the first time and need to hone their social skills to get to know other kids outside of a school setting. Close proximity helps campers get closer more quickly. They learn new things. Whether

your teen attends a camp to learn more about horses, experience adventure or learn a specific sport, he has an entire day, week or summer to focus on that activity and immerse himself in it. Who knows? Your teen might find a new passion that could be helpful in his educational or work life down the road.

They can deepen their faith. If

your teen enjoys church youth-group activities, a church camp might be the ticket. Each day might involve a church service in addition to time spent with like-minded campers doing things like memorizing Bible verses.


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They can develop a hobby. When

your child unplugs from technology, she can focus on a new interest. You can find camps for animal lovers, sports lovers, Boy or Girl Scouts…the list goes on!

They work as a team. Your child

will meet kids of different ages from different backgrounds. Camp reinforces how to get along and work as a team, which are important life skills. Some camps even have kids do team-building and trust activities to help campers get to know each other.

They stay active. When teens at-

tend summer camp, they get to ditch the technology and go hiking, paddle boating, swimming and more.

They stand on their own. As our kids get older, they start to grow away from us as they prepare to head out on their own. They are stuck between childhood and adulthood, and it’s a confusing time. Going away to camp teaches teens independence. They appreciate life at home more. Away from the creature com-

forts of home, teens can more easily focus on nature as well as new skills and relationships. Teens will come home from camp with a new appreciation for things like a full pantry that’s open all day, their comfy bed and privacy. As for the rest of the summer? Well, your teen can do those odd jobs to help pay for camp next year! Kerrie McLoughlin is a mom of five. Find her at

The faculty and students of Germantown Academy invite you to learn more about our PreK-12, coed, nonsectarian community in Fort Washington.

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2017 Camp Listings Exciting experiences await your children at summer camps in the Delaware Valley this year! This camp directory includes a wide range of choices for all abilities, ages and interests. Navigate the directory by focusing on your preferences for: • Geographic area: Camps are grouped by state, county & outlying areas. • Category: Each listing includes the camp type — day, program, residential, special needs or travel. • Special features: Green icons at the end of each listing indicate if a camp offers extended day care, part-day or part-week schedules, financial aid or transportation. Abbreviations denote whether a camp is ACA accredited, has a counselor-in-training program or may accommodate some special needs. See the key below. Find a searchable version at Show your appreciation for the advertisers in the directory by mentioning you saw their listing in MetroKids. Key:

Has extended hours Offers financial aid Part-day or part-week sessions Provides transportation ACA: ACA-accredited CIT: Counselor-in-training program SN: Some special needs may be accommodated MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware Summer Fun Club; 302-658-1870;;; PROGRAM Camp Invention; multiple locations in Phila. and NJ; 800-968-4332;; DAY Imaginations get their rocket fuel at Camp Invention! This summer’s all-new curriculum allows children in kindergarten through 6th grade to transform a distant exoplanet, blast rockets, wire circuits, and take risks as future entrepreneurs. Local educators lead a week of hands-on activities that fuel children’s 21st century skills. Use promo code INNOVATE25 by 3/20 to save $25 on registration. (See our ad, p. 15)

Camp MELC; Wynnewood, Plymouth Meeting & Pottstown, PA; 610-617-4550;;; DAY


Digital Media Academy; Bryn Mawr College & University of Pennsylvania; 866-656-3342;;; DAY, RESIDENTIAL Engineering for Kids; Multiple Locations; 215-559-9233;; DAY Future Stars Day Camps; 10 area locations; 215-674-0494;;; DAY Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania; Headquarters, 330 Manor Rd., Miquon, PA; ACA SN DAY, PROGRAM, RESIDENTIAL

iD Tech; Villanova, Penn, CMU, Lehigh, Bryn Mawr, Princeton, Rowan, Monmouth, Rider, NYU, MIT & More!; 1-844-788-1858;;; DAY, PROGRAM, RESIDENTIAL ISC Summer Day Camp of Cherry Hill; Deptford, Cherry Hill & Mt. Laurel; 856-428-8588;; DAY Kidz, Ink Camp Wow!; Locations in Bear, Dover, Middletown & Smyrna;;; DAY Lavner Camps!; Multiple Locations in PA & NJ; Additional locations in NYC, Manhattan; Washington, DC; Towson, MD & St. Louis, MO; 610-664-8800;; DAY, RESIDENTIAL Lavner Camps is YOUR Summer Camp Destination for the #1 CAMP EXPERIENCE IN SPORTS, TECHNOLOGY, & THE ARTS! With AWARD-WINNING SUMMER CAMPS at 14 Philadelphia Metro and New Jersey locations and 30+ Specialty Camps to choose from, an INCREDIBLE summer camp experience awaits your child! Our Cutting-Edge Summer Camps include Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Robotics, ACA Minecraft, Coding, Game Design, Culinary Arts, Fashion, Film & More! Ages 6-15, Co-ed. Space is limited; register now! (See our ad, inside front cover)

New Castle County Summer Camps; Various locations in New Castle Co., DE: Claymont, Middletown, New Castle, Newport, CIT Newark, North Wilmington, Glasgow; 302-395-5600;;; DAY Philadelphia Youth Basketball Collegiate Summer Camp Series; Locations include Drexel, Temple & St. Joe’s campuses; 215-864-8274;;; DAY Sixers Camps; Multiple locations; 610-668-7676;;; DAY, RESIDENTIAL

YMCA Of Delaware Day Camps; Multiple locations in DE & MD; 302-221-9622;; DAY, RESIDENTIAL ACA YMCA of Greater Brandywine,;; DAY CIT Brandywine YMCA (Camp Brandywine), Coatesville; 610-380-9622 Jennersville YMCA (Camp Chippewa), West Grove; 610-869-9622 Kennett Area YMCA (Camp Lenni Lenape), Kennett Square; 610-444-9622 Lionville Community YMCA (Camp Leo), Exton; 610-363-9622 Octorara YMCA (Camp Octorara), Atglen; 610-593-9622 Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center (Camp Chestnut), West Chester; 610-696-9622 Upper Main Line YMCA (Camp UMLY), Berwyn; 610-647-9622 West Chester YMCA (Camp Winnepeg), West Chester; 610-431-9622


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Bright Beginners Academy Summer Camp; 800 Clarmont Ave., Bensalem; 267-520-7200;; SN; DAY Camp Onas; 609 Geigel Hill Rd., Ottsville; 610-847-5858;; RESIDENTIAL ACA Camp RAD; 130 Davisville Rd., Warminster; 215-572-0469;; DAY


Carousel Farm Educational Center; 1240 Grenoble Rd., Ivyland; 215-355-6498;; DAY, SPECIAL NEEDS CHESTER COUNTY

EBS Children’s Institute Summer Camps; 200 Skiles Blvd., West Chester; 610-455-4040;;; DAY, PROGRAM, SPECIAL NEEDS Summer Dance Camps at Pottstown Dance Theatre; 72 W. Main St., Pottstown; 610-323-2569;;; DAY Valley View Summer Day Camp at Immaculata University; 145 King Rd., Immaculata; 484-323-3994;;;; DAY CIT Westtown Summer Day Camp; 975 Westtown Rd., West Chester; 610-399-7569;; DAY, PROGRAM YMCA of Greater Brandywine,;; DAY CIT Brandywine YMCA (Camp Brandywine), Coatesville; 610-380-9622 Jennersville YMCA (Camp Chippewa), West Grove; 610-869-9622 Kennett Area YMCA (Camp Lenni Lenape), Kennett Square; 610-444-9622 Lionville Community YMCA (Camp Leo), Exton; 610-363-9622 Octorara YMCA (Camp Octorara), Atglen; 610-593-9622 Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center (Camp Chestnut), West Chester; 610-696-9622 Upper Main Line YMCA (Camp UMLY), Berwyn; 610-647-9622 West Chester YMCA (Camp Winnepeg), West Chester; 610-431-9622 DELAWARE COUNTY

Agnes Irwin: Summer at AIS; Ithan Ave. & Conestoga Rd., Rosemont; 610-672-1272;;; DAY Benchmark School Summer Camp; 2107 N. Providence Rd., Media; 610-565-3741; admissions@benchmark;; DAY Language Arts/Reading Instruction & Recreation Day Camp. Language arts instruction (1¾-hours daily) with halfor full-day recreation. Individual math tutoring also available. 5 weeks: July 5-Aug. 4. For children entering grades 1-6 who can benefit from reading instruction & enjoy day camp. Ropes & challenge course, sports, crafts, science/nature, swimming. SN (See our ads, pp. 11, 22) Community Arts Center - Summer Spree; 414 Plush Mill Rd., Wallingford; 610-566-1713; DAY Darlington Arts Center Summer Camp; 977 Shavertown Rd., Garnet Valley; 610-358-3632;; SN; DAY, PROGRAM Friends School Haverford Day Camp; 851 Buck Ln., Haverford; 610-642-2334 ext. 122; DAY Summer day camp for ages 2 yrs. and 7 mos. to 8 yrs. Full-day program filled with arts & crafts, sports, games and nature exploration. Two-week sessions available July 31-Aug. 25. (See our ad, p. 39) Holy Child Academy; 475 Shadeland Ave., Drexel Hill; 610-259-2712;; DAY Main Line Art Center Summer Art Camp & Pre-Teen Studios; 746 Panmure Rd., Haverford; 610-525-0272;;; DAY Summer Fun at the Academy of Notre Dame; 560 Sproul Rd., Villanova; 610-687-0650;; DAY Valley Forge Summer Camps; 1001 Eagle Rd., Wayne; 610-989-1253;; DAY, RESIDENTIAL Wayne Art Center’s Summer Art Camp 2017; 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne; 610-688-3553 ext. 208;;; DAY, PROGRAM Young People’s Theater Workshop (YPTW); Theatre Arts Summer Camps at Eastern University and Strath Haven Middle School; 363 Radford Ct., Glen Mills; 610-558-0988;; DAY, RESIDENTIAL MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Bala House Montessori Summer Camp; 27 Conshohocken State Rd., Bala Cynwyd; 610-664-6767;;; DAY, PROGRAM Burn Brae Day Camp of Creative Arts (Camp for the Arts, Technology, Swim, Sports and More!); 1405 Twining Rd., Dresher; 215-657-3388;; DAY Celebrating 36 years of coed camping for boys and girls ages 3-15. Indoor and outdoor activities on our beautiful, spacious setting. A/C buildings, centrally located. Nurturing, non-competitive environment, no-bully zone. Campers ages 7-15 create their own schedules according to their interests. Ages 6 & up have a well-rounded group schedule. 2-10 week sessions, including non-consecutive weeks. (See our ad, p. 9) Mature, professional, certified teaching staff. 5:1 camper/staff ratio. Academic tutoring available.


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Camp Anglewood; 900 Rock Ln., Elkins Park; 267-939-4455;;; DAY Camp Kef; 45 Haverford Rd., Kaiserman JCC, Wynnewood; 610-896-7770 ext. 123;;; DAY CIT SN Camp Pegasus; 1400 Montgomery Ave., Rosemont College, Rosemont; 610-649-1080 ext. 8;;; DAY, SPECIAL NEEDS Center School Summer Program; 2450 Hamilton Ave., Abington; 215-657-2200;; PROGRAM Cheltenham Center for the Arts; 439 Ashbourne Rd., Cheltenham; 215-379-4660;;; DAY! Flourtown Swim Club & Day Camp; 1528 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown; 215-836-1429;; DAY


French for Fun c/o French International School of Philadelphia; 150 N. Highland Ave., Bala Cynwyd; 610-667-1284;; DAY Designed to teach young children French-language skills in a fun environment. No prior knowledge of French required. Children will learn French the same way they develop skills in their native language — by listening, watching, singing, playing and (See our ad, p. 31) expressing themselves through games and fun activities. Friends’ Central School Summer Programs; 1101 City Line Ave. & 228 Old Gulph Rd., Wynnewood; 610-645-5132; DAY, PROGRAM Our rich and varied summer programs filled with endless fun and excitement are available for children ages 3-17. (See our ad, p. 39) We offer traditional day camps, sports camps and academic and SAT-prep programs. Frog Hollow Tennis Camp; 2115 Weber Rd., Lansdale; 610-584-5502;;; DAY Germantown Academy Day Camp and Summer Programs; 340 Morris Rd., Fort Washington; 267-405-7321;; DAY, PROGRAM, RESIDENTIAL We offer children ages 3-16 an amazing day camp experience, instructional sports camps, overnight trips and specialized summer programs in the arts and sciences at the school’s beautiful campus in Fort Washington. CIT (See our ad, p. 7) Harlam Day Camp; 272 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bala Cynwyd; 610-668-0423;;; DAY Hideaway Day Camp; 3471 Arcola Rd., Collegeville; 610-489-2191; DAY The true camp experience. Coed program for ages 4-14 on 72 beautiful acres near Valley Forge. Fishing, canoeing, archery, swimming, equestrian, sports, arts & crafts and ropes adventure course with rock wall. (See our ad, p. 11) Pathway School, The; 162 Egypt Rd., Jeffersonville; 610-277-0660;; DAY, SN Ramah Day Camp; Elana Rivel, Director; 7601 Old York Rd., Elkins Park; 215-885-8556;; CIT SN; DAY Riverbend Exploration Day Camp; 1950 Spring Mill Rd., Gladwyne; 610-527-5234;; DAY


Temple University Ambler Summer Education Camps; 580 Meetinghouse Rd., Temple University Ambler, Ambler; 267-468-8500;; DAY PHILADELPHIA

Anthropologists in the Making Summer Camp at the Penn Museum; 3260 South St., Phila. 19104; 215-898-4016;; DAY Discovery Camp at The Franklin Institute; 222 N. 20th St., Phila. 19103; 215-222-7633;; DAY


Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center; 3611 Lancaster Ave., Phila. 19104; 215-222-7633;; DAY, PROGRAM Nature Ramblers and Summer Teen Adventure Treks at the Schuylkill Center; 8480 Hagy’s Mill Rd., Phila. 19128; CIT 215-482-7300;;; DAY, TRAVEL Penn Charter Summer Camps; 3000 W. School House Ln., Phila. 19144; 215-844-3460;;; DAY CIT Penn Tennis Camp / Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps; 240 S. 31st St., Phila. 19104; DAY Long regarded as one of the most popular tennis camps in the nation, the Penn camp, in partnership with Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps, will host 9 weeks of camp this summer. With full- and half-day options, there is an appropriate camp option for boys (See our ad, p. 13) and girls ages 3-18 of all skill levels. Society Hill Synagogue; 418 Spruce St., Phila. 19106; 215-922-6590;;; DAY St. Peter’s School Summer Program; 319 Lombard St., Phila. 19147; 215-925-3963;;; DAY OUTLYING AREAS - PENNSYLVANIA

Camp Lee Mar; 450 Rte. 590, Lackawaxen; 215-658-1708;;; RESIDENTIAL, SPECIAL NEEDS. ACA Science Camp Watonka; PO Box 127, Hawley; 570-857-1401;;; RESIDENTIAL ACA CIT SN YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser; 201 Cushion Peak Rd., PO Box 147, Wernersville; 610-670-2267;; RESIDENTIAL ACA


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NEW JERSEY BURLINGTON COUNTY Camp Creek Run; 199 Taunton Lake Rd., Marlton; 856-596-4250;; DAY Camp Ockanickon, Camp Matollionequay, Camp Stockwell; 1303 Stokes Rd., Medford; 609-654-8225; DAY, RESIDENTIAL The YMCA camps provide a safe place for campers to enjoy their summers and strengthen their characters. We provide experiences that promote healthy development, individuality and independence that will impact your child for a lifetime. ACA (See our ad, p. 15) Chartwell’s Happy Day Camp; 136 Paragon Ave., Marlton; 856-983-8827;; DAY


Future Scholars Early Learning Center; 1351 Rt. 38 W., B-1, Hainesport; 609-518-1333; DAY JCC Camps at Medford; 400 Tuckerton Rd., Medford; 856-751-1666; DAY, TRAVEL


Liberty Lake Day Camp; 1195 Florence-Columbus Rd., PO Box 370, Columbus; 609-499-7820; DAY


Little Darlings Child Care Center; 624 Moorestown-Mt. Laurel Rd., Mt. Laurel; 856-787-0737; DAY Moorestown Friends School Summer Programs; 110 E. Main St., Moorestown; 856-914-4493 DAY Moorestown Friends School offers a number of exciting summer opportunities for children entering grades 1-10. The Summer Scholars Program options include innovative and exciting approaches to science, robotics, technology, STEM sports, design thinking, arts, economics and more. In addition, Academic Transitions courses offer the chance for your child to improve in math, writing and study skills. Many Summer Programs Master Teachers are MFS teachers and department heads, most of whom hold advanced degrees from prestigious universities. (See our ad, p . 25) Moorestown Theater Company (MTC) Summer Stage ‘17; Hope Community Church, 235 W. Main St., Moorestown; info@moorestowntheater; DAY, PROGRAM CIT SN CAMDEN COUNTY Camp Gan Israel; 1925 Kresson Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-874-1500;;; DAY Cherry Hill Health & Racquet Club Summer Camp; 1820 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-429-1388;; DAY Early Childhood Camps at the Katz JCC; 1301 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-424-4444, ext. 1243; DAY Haddonfield Friends School Summer Camp; 47 N. Haddon Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-6786, ext. 211; summercamp@haddonfield DAY June 19-Aug. 18. All activities are supervised by trained, experienced, certified educators. Each session incorporates an age-appropriate enrichment theme such as music, sports, cooperative games, crafts, drama, computers, science, cultural connections, (See our ad, p. 23) nature study & water play. Many theme weeks culminate with events, performances & trips. GLOUCESTER COUNTY Tall Pines Day Camp; 1349 Sykesville Rd., Williamstown; 856-262-3900;; DAY


OUTLYING AREAS - NEW JERSEY Easter Seals NJ: Camp Merry Heart; 21 O’Brien Rd., Hackettstown; 908-852-3896; PROGRAM, RESIDENTIAL, SPECIAL NEEDS, TRAVEL ACA Science Camp Watonka; PO Box 127, Hawley, PA; 570-857-1401;; RESIDENTIAL ACA CIT SN OUTLYING AREAS - OTHER

Primitive Pursuits; 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca, NY; 607-272-2292 ext. 195;;; DAY, RESIDENTIAL CIT SN Whale Camp at the Fundy Marine Science Institute; Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada; 888-54-WHALE;;; RESIDENTIAL, TRAVEL


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St. Anne’s Episcopal School; 211 Silver Lake Rd., Middletown; 302-378-3179;; DAY, PROGRAM Play, explore and learn with our incredible St. Anne’s faculty on our beautiful campus. Four weeks of enriching activities for campers, ages 5-13. Sports, STEM, crafts, games and outdoor adventure — something for everyone! Additional opportunities for older children. (See our ad, p. 37) St. Edmond’s Academy; 2120 Veale Rd., Wilmington; 302-475-5370;; DAY, PROGRAM Stage Lights Dance Studio - Evening & Day Camp Classes; 25 S. Old Baltimore Pike, Newark; 302-453-0714; SN;; DAY Summer Adventures Camp at The Hockessin Montessori School; 1000 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin; 302-234-1240;; DAY, TRAVEL Come join the fun at Summer Adventures Camp in Hockessin for ages 1-12. Join the adventures in science, sports, (See our ad, p. 24) crafts, specialized themes & field trips. Half-day, full-day & extended care available. Summer at Independence; 1300 Paper Mill Rd., Newark; 302-239-9060; DAY Offers choices for age 3 - grade 8, from theme-based Day Camps to weekly programs for a variety of interests. Options include Indy (See our ad, p. 18) Exploratorium, Visual & Performing Arts, Adventure Camp, STEM, Academics and Sports. Nurse on campus daily. Summer at Tower Hill; 2813 W. 17th St., Wilmington; 302-472-7370;; (See our ad, p. 5) DAY Unlimited opportunities for fun and learning for ages 3 yrs.-6th grade, including field trips.



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THE INDEPENDENCE SCHOOL Where Children Learn to Learn and Learn to Lead

The Independence School, an independent co-educational day school for students age 3 through 8th grade, provides an exceptionally strong academic foundation and so much more. With its mission to inspire students to become independent, intellectually curious individuals with an exceptional spirit for learning, leadership and citizenship, Independence educates the whole student, preparing them emotionally and ethically for whatever lies ahead. The school’s proven sequential and spiraling curriculum enables each student to reach his or her highest potential in an environment that also emphasizes respect, responsibility and integrity. Situated on 90 acres in the Pike Creek Valley, with easy access to Wilmington, Newark and Hockessin, as well as areas of nearby Maryland and Pennsylvania, the campus and community provide children with a safe and nurturing environment.


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The best start to an Independence education is in the school’s Early Childhood program (age 3). Independence preschool educators are dedicated and professional faculty members with education degrees and years of experience. They inspire young learners through a Reggio Emiliainspired child-centered experience filled with play and creative exploration. Full- and half-day programs are offered, including the unique “Kindness Kids” group for full-day preschool students. As children grow, teaching and learning at Independence are experienced through a variety of methods. From traditional teacherled instruction, to project-based learning, to collaborative work and blended learning, students are gaining knowledge, engaging in critical thinking and solidifying their interpersonal skills. An emphasis is placed on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) while retaining Independence’s unparalleled writing program. The Independence community is welcoming, as well as economically and ethnically diverse. The Independence School remains

committed to helping make Independence an affordable option for qualifying students through its Tuition Assistance Program and scholarships for certain grade levels. Families are welcome to schedule a tour of Independence through our Admission Office, 302-2390332, or www.theindependence. org/admission. Please check out Summer at Independence, as well!

The Independence School 1300 Paper Mill Road • Newark, DE 19711

S E O D T A H W OL EACH SCHO ? R E F F O E P TY By Janet Tumelty Parents have much to consider when they decide where to send their child to school. Per the U.S. Department of Education, “The rapid growth of the charter school movement; the increasing number of states enacting scholarship and tax credit programs for students to attend private schools; the expansion of privately funded scholarship programs for low-income children; and the growing acceptance of homeschooling have all increased the choices available to families.”

Basic facts

The National Center for Education Statistics estimates 50 million U.S. children currently attend public school, 2.5 million attend charter schools and around 5 million attend private schools. So what are the pros and cons? Public schools receive state and federal funding, must follow government regulations and allow admission to all students who live in their district. Charter schools are independently run public schools created and ruled by a contract or charter with an authorized organization such as a nonprofit group, university or for-profit corporation. As a type of public school, charters must make enrollment open to all, but they can limit the number of spots available. Private schools are self-funded and require tuition. Enrollment may be selective, and these schools do not have to follow all the same government rules and regulations that public schools do. However, many private schools distinguish themselves by providing rigorous, results-oriented academics and specific student-centered services, such as for learning differences.


Per the Private School Review, the average annual private-school tuition currently stands at $9,000, but in the greater Philadelphia area that average is closer to $16,500. The National Catholic Education Association reports that tuition for Catholic elementary school averages $3,880 and for secondary school averages $9,622.

For parents who want a different kind of education for their child, without a large price tag, charter schools stand out. “I was looking for an alternative school that didn’t cost any extra money,” says Melissa Rebel, a mom from Lindenwold, NJ. “We switched from public school to a charter school. It’s just a lottery system and if your child gets picked, then you switch over. The state of New Jersey also reimburses you for mileage if you live outside the township where the school is located and need to provide your own transportation.”

Academic standards

Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware have adopted the Common Core State Standards to ensure equity among public school students in the 21st century. Public and charter schools must adhere to these standards. Each charter school also must meet the standards promised in its charter. According to NCES, “A school’s charter is reviewed periodically by the group or jurisdiction that granted it and can be revoked if guidelines on curriculum and management are not followed or if the accountability standards are not met.” Private schools often obtain accreditation as a form of accountability. For example, schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Camden Diocese of NJ and the Diocese of Wilmington have accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools, an organization that performs rigorous, on-going reviews of schools to ensure quality of education. The Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools and New Jersey Association of Independent Schools also provide accreditation to private schools in each state.

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Accountability extends beyond academics to discipline problems and learning differences, and how schools handle these issues can vary. Teri White, a South Jersey mom, had two sons in Catholic school until the younger one was bullied. She notes, “Catholic schools do not have to follow the bullying laws that are in place in public schools,” and she chose to move that son to public school. Kerri Meenagh, a mother of two from Abington, PA, sent her two daughters to public school. When her younger child was diagnosed with ADHD and struggled in first grade, the move to Catholic school made sense. Meenagh says, “The public school wanted to push her through to second grade with support. The Catholic School agreed to have her repeat first grade. Many children can get reading and math support, speech therapy and counseling through the private schools in conjunction with the local Intermediate Unit.”



Private, public and charter schools offer a variety of academic, athletic and artistic programs and other benefits. Parents must do their research. A private or charter school might provide something a public school does not and vice versa. For example, Rebel likes the small classes, STEM-based curriculum and longer school days offered at her child’s South Jersey charter school. Teri White’s elder son remained in a private allboys prep school and reveled in the opportunities it offered. After her experience with both public and private schools, White’s final comment is sound advice for all parents: “Not all kids are the same, and you do what is best for each one.”

Janet Tumelty is a South Jersey mom and freelance writer.




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Celebrating 75 years of joyful,inspired learning

Archmere Academy Inspiring Students to Distinction

3600 Philadelphia Pike Claymont, DE 19703 302-798-6632


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Archmere is Founded in Faith and Evolving For the Future. Founded by the Norbertine Fathers and rooted in the traditions of academic excellence, social development, community service and faith reflection, Archmere Academy continues to adapt to an everchanging world, employing best practices for 21st-century learning and challenging today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders. Archmere Students are Inspired to Achieve by the relationships they form with their teachers, friends, administrators and staff. Through these connections our students find the support, guidance, motivation and knowledge they need to reach their highest achievement and find true, personal distinction. Archmere Focuses on the Whole Student, offering technologyinfused programs, a rigorous curriculum supported by studentteacher partnerships, a host of extracurricular opportunities and a fully utilized collegiate-style campus to create an exceptional educational experience. Archmere Offers an Elite Educational Program: Since its founding in 1932, Archmere has been known for its rigorous academic program, strengthened by the technology infusion that enhances instruction in multiple content areas, primarily through the use of laptops and iPads. It’s balanced by numerous opportunities to participate in sports, community service, performing and fine arts and over 50 extracurricular clubs and activities. In short, Archmere is a place where students come to discover who they are by exploring interests, developing skills and nurturing talents.

Points of Pride: 21 Advanced Placement course offerings; 97% of the 170+ students who Valuing community, respect, zeal, reverence and wisdom and nurturing body and soul, mind and heart, Archmere focuses on the whole person through academic excellence, faith reflection, social development and service to others.

took AP exams in 2015 scored a 3 or higher; full-exchange immersion programs with France, Germany and Spain; 83% of faculty hold advanced degrees with an average of 15 years of experience; the class of 2015’s mean SAT score was 1903 (out of 2400), 535 points higher than the Delaware average and 413 points above the national average; Apple Distinguished School with 1:1 laptop in a 21st-century learning environment

Grades: 9-12 Coed

Enrollment: 506 S/T Ratio: 9:1

Tuition: $24,950 Financial aid offered


Benchmark School Transforming Futures. Empowering Success.

2107 North Providence Road Media, PA 19063 610-565-3741


Thurs., Apr. 6, 2017 Thurs., May 11, 2017 9-11am

Benchmark Summer Camp: For children ages 6-12 who can benefit from research-based reading and writing instruction and confidence-building recreation activities July 5-Aug. 4, 2017

Benchmark provides a comprehensive academic program tailored to the way each student learns best, fostering a mastery of executive function processes and 21st-century skills. The school’s passionate, gifted faculty uses the best current research and practices to develop a detailed understanding of each student’s strengths and challenges to create a profile that guides them in providing the most appropriate instruction for each student. Through an ongoing, ever-evolving continuum of communication and care, a team of teachers and counselors mentors students and works with their parents to develop the whole child. The history of Benchmark School is rich with success stories of thousands of alumni who know who they are as learners. They creatively apply the strategies they learn at Benchmark to take charge of their learning and meet with success in high school, college and their chosen fields. Benchmark graduates are self-advocates who understand their strengths and challenges, are persistent and resilient, confident in their abilities and have an expectation of success. Celebrating 47 years of helping bright students who have yet to reach their academic potential become confident and strategic thinkers, learners and problem solvers who meet with success in school and life.

Points of Pride: • Digital learning • Hearing tech • Counseling • Language decoding • Sports • Theater Grades: 1-8 Coed


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Enrollment: 177 S/T Ratio: 3:1

Tuition: $34,100-$35,300 Financial aid offered

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OPEN HOUSE DATES: Thurs., March 9, 2017 8:30-10am & 7-8:30pm Tues. morning tours 8:30-9:30am (every Tuesday)

Preparing our next generation of global citizens to be well-informed, innovative and productive members of society, fueled by the guiding principles of integrity, compassion and conscience.

When children walk through the doors at Haddonfield Friends School, they are welcomed into a community that inspires an insatiable curiosity to learn. Through curricula and experiences that are progressive, timely and relevant to today’s world, we at HFS encourage our students to wonder and explore, to ask challenging questions and seek answers and to discover — to become independent learners and thinkers. We at HFS provide effective tools for students to respond compassionately and thoughtfully to one another and the world in a non-violent manner — to be peaceful, creative problem solvers. Students seek opportunities to serve others and tend the environment in the context of community/global outreach and daily practice — to be good stewards of relationships, resources and the planet. Students come to embody the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship at HFS, where they are woven into every aspect of school life. Through logic and necessity, these testimonies are integral to our students’ journeys, from the moment they first step onto campus, to the day they graduate and join the world as joyful, awakened and passionate members of our world family.

Points of Pride: • Two certified teachers for each Early Childhood & primary grade • Emphasis on project-based, community and service learning • Award-winning math/science projects at Coriell Science Fair • Environmental walk and “Dell” on campus • *NEW* MakerSpace • Schoolwide tech curriculum & 1:1 laptops & Chromebooks in Middle School • Integrated humanities programs with a focus on writing that effects change • Emphasis on K-8 specials and electives, including daily Spanish in Middle School • 3rd grade violin lessons; 6th grade guitar lessons • Cross-grade mentorship through our “buddy” program • School dog (“Yosemite”)! Grades: PreK-8 Coed

Enrollment: 145 S/T Ratio: 7:1

Tuition: $15,904-$16,992 Financial aid offered


The Hockessin Montessori School Personalized Education for Every Child

1000 Old Lancaster Pike Hockessin, DE 19707 302-234-1240 Follow us online

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Every Thurs. at 9am Register online. The Hockessin Montessori School provides excellence in education for our community. We support and encourage each individual in realizing his or her full potential by using an innovative and progressive Montessori methodology to develop academically, intellectually, socially, emotionally and morally in a nurturing and secure environment. We guide each student to become a responsible and knowledgeable global citizen.


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The Montessori Method of teaching was founded over 100 years ago by Dr. Maria Montessori. It is a hands on, practical approach to teaching children. Various fundamentals are essential to the Montessori environment. Students are arranged into multi-age groups, rather than the traditional one-grade rooms. Children learn by being involved in their own learning process; therefore, the classroom is not a traditional layout of desks and seats. Instead, the environment provides for movement, choice and exploration. Children learn at different rates, from different approaches and through different strengths; therefore, teachers individualize the presentation of work. Children are not simply taught to memorize, but rather they are taught how to learn and realistically prepare themselves to be adults. The school was established in 1963 and has grown to encompass 14 beautiful acres. The campus includes large, age-appropriate classrooms, a learning commons, a gymnasium, an athletic field and an enclosed outdoor playground. The school is accredited by the American Montessori Society and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and offers a complete range of educational services for children ages 12 months through eighth grade, including before and after care and summer programs. The school program follows the Montessori Method and emphasizes Mathematics, Arts and Sciences, Language and Humanities, while stressing life skills. All children participate in Enrichment subjects, including Art, Technology, Spanish, Music and Physical Education, which are developmentally appropriate for their age and ability. During the summer months, HMS offers its Summer Adventures Camp, which has diverse programming to meet each child’s interests and parents’ childcare needs.

Points of Pride: • Innovative Thinking, Leadership Skills, STEAM curriculum, Science Lab, iPad & Laptop Technology, Newly Renovated Technology & Learning Commons

Grades: PreK-8 Coed

Enrollment: 135 S/T Ratio: 12:1

Tuition: $8,663-$15,228 Financial aid offered

Moorestown Friends School Building Tough Minds and Tender Hearts

110 East Main Street Moorestown, NJ 08057 856-914-4426


Tues., April 18, 2017

Moorestown Friends School is a community rooted in Quaker values and dedicated to the pursuit of educational excellence for a diverse student body within an academically rigorous and balanced program emphasizing personal, ethical and spiritual growth.

Moorestown Friends School offers exceptional education for students in preschool through grade 12. We offer small classes, academic rigor and highly qualified teachers who encourage children to achieve their potential in a caring environment. This individual attention grows out of respect for the individual, a Quaker value that is at the heart of our enduring spiritual and ethical education. We welcome students of all faiths; only a small portion of our student body is Quaker. While many schools are transactional, MFS is transformational: We help children develop into better people. Starting in preschool, students learn life skills, from listening, fair play and cooperation to critical thinking, conflict management and decision making by consensus. We produce ethical, resilient young people, virtually all of whom go on to four-year colleges. Our average SAT scores are typically the highest in South Jersey by a significant margin. A cutting-edge Coding program, one of the few in the United States, is offered for students in preschool–grade 5. Visit an Open House to see our school community for yourself! Dates can be found at To schedule a personalized tour, call (856) 914-4426 or email

Points of Pride: • Extensive arts and service learning programs • Instrumental and vocal music • All second-grade students receive Suzuki violin instruction • Chinese, French & Spanish in grade 6 • Low student:faculty ratio • 18 AP courses • Sports

Grades: PreK-12 Coed Quaker

Enrollment: 723 S/T Ratio: 7:1

Tuition: $8,800-$28,650 Financial aid offered


The Pilot School Unlocking The Potential®

208 Woodlawn Road Wilmington, DE 19803 302-478-1740


Parents are encouraged to call the school for a personal tour. Since 1957, our mission has been to uncover the unique educational challenges of each student and to give each child the specific developmental tools, guidance and attention needed to learn, achieve and ultimately to feel comfortable and be successful in the academic environment that is most appropriate.


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If your child has a language-based learning challenge, Pilot School is here for you. Your child will receive the individualized, flexible and therapeutic support needed to transition successfully to a traditional educational environment and thrive. Pilot is situated on 50 acres within a 2000-acre natural wonderland that serves as both campus and hands-on learning lab for our students’ curious minds, imaginations and confidence. Our proven approach includes: • A 5:1 student-to-teacher ratio • On-site educational specialists and therapists • A 360-degree experience, including the arts and sciences, nature, athletics and outdoor learning • A team approach to understanding and engaging each child • Ongoing evaluation of each student’s needs and progress • A mission to return children to traditional education The results? • 98% of our placed students remain in their next school through its highest grade • 100% of our alums have graduated high school* • 80% of our alums have graduated college* Whether a student spends a few years here or more, all are immersed in the Pilot approach that turns learning from challenges that defeat to challenges that inspire. Families have moved across the country to enroll their child in Pilot. Come see us and learn why. To schedule your visit, call us at (302) 478-1740, or visit for more information. *10-year history

Points of Pride: • A custom designed, individualized program • A nature-rich campus and hands-on approach • On-site therapeutic support includes occupational, physical, music, speech, language, art, reading and counseling Grades: Ungraded Ages 5-14 Coed

Enrollment: 150 S/T Ratio: 5:1

Tuition: $29,400 (2017-18) Financial aid offered

Saint Mark’s High School All Things Possible

2501 Pike Creek Road Wilmington, DE 19808 302-738-3300


Please check our website for Open House dates & times.

Inspires young men and women to create a better world, one more pleasing to God and more helpful to others, by modeling faith, excellence, humility and integrity.

For more than 35 years, Saint Mark’s has been educating young men and women to be leaders of the Church and the world whose faith in God and service to others models excellence, humility and integrity. Students from Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey, as well as foreign countries, are drawn to the school’s 60-acre campus located in the Pike Creek Valley of Wilmington, Delaware. The Catholic, college-preparatory high school boasts a diverse academic program that features five levels to meet the needs of each student. The broad-based curriculum includes music, drama and art, and emphasizes mastery of written communications. Saint Mark’s offers the area’s largest Advanced Placement program, and 98 percent of its graduates pursue higher education. Students can explore their interests, gain confidence in their abilities and provide service to the community through participation in more than 50 extracurricular clubs and activities. The school offers a comprehensive competitive sports program with eight fields on campus, a lighted stadium, two gymnasiums and a complete training facility.

Points of Pride: • 8 science labs • 8 athletic fields • 900-seat theater • 100 state athletic championships since 1969 • 1:1 iPad integration in the classroom • 25+ academic champions • 98% college placement; 2% military Grades: 9-12 Coed

Enrollment: 560 S/T Ratio: 11:1

AP Courses: 20+ Financial aid offered


Wilmington Montessori School Today’s Learners; Tomorrow’s Leaders

1400 Harvey Road Wilmington, DE 19810 302-475-0555


Wed., April 5, 9:30am & 5pm

Services: • Summer camp • Extended day/ “School’s Out” childcare • Parent education programs Wilmington Montessori School is a collaborative learning community rooted in Montessori principles, inspiring the joyful discovery of self and a passion for learning and independent thinking.


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Since it was founded 53 years ago, Wilmington Montessori School has been committed to the evidence-based educational methods Dr. Maria Montessori developed during the early 20th century. Today those core principles — engaging children in an environment of discovery, critical thinking and problem solving to create passionate learners — continue to drive WMS as we educate children ages 12 months through 12 years. Our spacious facilities, 25-acre campus and close-knit community provide a safe and inclusive environment for joyful discovery and hands-on learning. Teachers focus on the development of the whole child, including academic, social and personal growth, and parents are truly partners in their child’s education. A WMS education prepares students for success in their next educational ventures and in life. For this reason, though technology did not exist during Dr. Montessori’s time, we integrate it into our curriculum for creative projects, research and communication. Students have access to state-of-the-art technology including iPads, Apple TVs, laptops, Elmo Document Cameras and more. Likewise, the concept of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education emerged during the past decade, but the integration of these areas has always aligned with the Montessori philosophy. STEAM education starts in our Toddler Program. WMS is home to three Maker (STEAM) Studios in which students use age-appropriate materials to discover, build, investigate, create, design and learn. Our new Learning Commons also offers students and their families opportunities to explore these hands-on materials, read and borrow from our collection of library books, enjoy special presentations and guest readers, and participate in community events. We hope you will take the time to come see the WMS difference for yourself, and find out how our school will help your child become a capable, compassionate and responsible global citizen.

Points of Pride: Integrated arts program, updated performance space, Maker Studios, 1:1 iPad program (grades 4-6) Grades: PreK-6 Coed

Enrollment: 200 S/T Ratio: 10:1

Tuition: $6,975-$25,300 Financial aid offered

Woodlynde School Where Great Minds Learn Differently

445 Upper Gulph Road Strafford, PA 19087 610-687-9660

For over 40 years, Woodlynde School has changed the lives of K-12 students who learn differently. Our caring and transformative smallclassroom environment helps students develop close relationships with our teachers, learning specialists and counselors. Our educators are experts in their field who also serve as our students’ greatest champions, believing in the full potential of each student. At Woodlynde, we pair a rigorous college-prep curriculum with innovative and comprehensive learning support that enables our students to fully understand their individual learning styles and the strategies that work best for them. We take pride in the fact that our students develop not just as successful learners but also as wellrounded individuals. By integrating social and emotional learning into all that we do, our students develop relationship skills, resilience and responsible decision-making skills. Students leave Woodlynde School knowing that they have a toolbox of strategies to help them find success in college, career and life.


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Woodlynde Students... GAIN access to our caring experts in education, THRIVE in our nurturing environment, BENEFIT from our specialized teaching methods and strategies, RISE to the challenge of our college-prep curriculum and EMERGE with the tools and self-confidence to be successful and happy in college, career and life.

Points of Pride: • Woodlynde School is the region’s oldest K-12 college-prep school for students who learn differently. • Typically, 100% of seniors are accepted to colleges and universities across the country.

Grades: K-12 Coed

Enrollment: 270 S/T Ratio: 4:1

Tuition: $20,500-$36,694 Financial aid offered


2017 School Listings Among independent schools, you’ll find an exciting range of options. Browse the breakdowns below to zero in on a concept that’s important to your decision, such as singlegender education or religious affliation. The numerals after each school’s name


and location indicate the grade levels served. Enrollment figures are boxed. See the key for icons that indicate tuition levels and whether a school offers financial aid or a summer program.

= Summer Program FAO = Financial Aid Offered = Enrollment Number Tuition $ = < $10,000 $$ = $10,000-$20,000 $$$ = $20,000-$30,000 $$$$ = > $30,000

All-boys schools Pennsylvania Church Farm School, Exton; 9-12; 192 $$$ (Day), $$$$ (Boarding); FAO; 610-363-7500; Devon Preparatory School, Devon; 6-12; 270 $$-$$$; FAO; 610-688-7337; Haverford School, The, Haverford; PreK-12; 977 $$$-$$$$; FAO; 610-642-3020; Holy Ghost Preparatory School, Bensalem; 9-12; 461 $$; FAO ; 215-639-2102; La Salle College High School, Wyndmoor; 9-12; 1,085 $$$; FAO; 215-233-2911; (See our ad, p. 9) Malvern Preparatory School, Malvern; 6-12; 645 $$$-$$$$; FAO; 484-595-1100; Phelps School, The, Malvern; 6-12; 110 $$$ (Day); $$$$ (Boarding); FAO; 610-644-1754; Roman Catholic High School, Phila. 19107; 9-12; 940 $; FAO; 215-627-1270; (See our ad, p. 31) Saint Aloysius Academy, Bryn Mawr; K-8; 240 $$; 610-525-1670; St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Phila. 19130; 9-12; 915 $$$; FAO; 215-978-1950; Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Phila. 19118; PreK-12 (single-sex PreK-8); 1,004 $$$-$$$$; FAO; 215-247-7200; Valley Forge Military Academy, Wayne; 6-12; 300 $$$; FAO; 610-989-1200;

Delaware Saint Edmond’s Academy, Wilmington; PreK-8; 255 $-$$; FAO; 302-475-5370; Salesianum School, Wilmington; 9-12; 1,050 $$; FAO; 302-654-2495;

All-girls schools Pennsylvania Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, Villanova; 6-12; 540 $$-$$$; FAO; 610-687-0650; Agnes Irwin School, The, Rosemont; PreK-12; 670 $$$-$$$$; FAO; 610-525-8400; Baldwin School, The, Bryn Mawr; PreK-12; 572 $$-$$$$; FAO; 610-525-2700; Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Bryn Mawr; K-12; 300 $$; FAO; 610-527-3915; Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School, Gwynedd Valley; 9-12; 390 $$; FAO; 215-646-8815; Linden Hall, Lititz; 6-12; 190 $$$-$$$$; FAO; 717-626-8512; Merion Mercy Academy, Merion Station; 9-12; 485 $$; FAO; 610-664-6655; Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Flourtown; 9-12; 531 $$; FAO; 215-233-3177; Nazareth Academy High School, Phila. 19114; 9-12; 400 $$; FAO; 215-637-7676; Saint Basil Academy, Jenkintown; 9-12; 247 $$; FAO; 215-885-3771; (See our ad, p. 34) Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Phila. 19118; PreK-12 (single-sex PreK-8); 1,004 $$$-$$$$; FAO; 215-247-7200; St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls, Phila. 19136; 9-12; 650 $; FAO; 215-642-6840; Villa Joseph Marie High School, Holland; 9-12; 385 $$; FAO; 215-357-8810; Villa Maria Academy High School, Malvern; 9-12; 449 $$$; FAO; 610-644-2551; Villa Maria Academy Lower School, Immaculata; PreK-8; 341 $; FAO; 610-644-4864;

Delaware Padua Academy, Wilmington; 9-12; 667 $$; FAO; 302-421-3739; Ursuline Academy, Wilmington; PreK-12; 475 $-$$$; FAO; 302-658-7158;


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Catholic schools Pennsylvania

Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, Villanova; 6-12; 540 $$-$$$; FAO; 610-687-0650; Ancillae-Assumpta Academy, Wyncote; PreK-8; 595 $; FAO; 215-885-1636; Archbishop John Carroll High School, Wayne; 9-12; 1,100 $; FAO; 610-688-7610; Archbishop Ryan High School, Phila. 19154; 9-12; 1,335 $; FAO; 215-637-1800; (See our ad, p. 33) Bishop McDevitt Catholic High School, Wyncote; 9-12; 450 $; FAO; 215-887-5575; Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Bryn Mawr; K-12; 300 $$; FAO; 610-527-3915; Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, Phila. 19141; 9-12; 449 $; FAO; 215-219-3943; Devon Preparatory School, Devon; 6-12; 270 $$-$$$; FAO; 610-688-7337; Grey Nun Academy, Yardley; PreK-8; 175 $-$$; FAO; 215-968-4151; Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary, Spring House; K-8; 400 $$; FAO; 215-646-4916; Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School, Gwynedd Valley; 9-12; 390 $$; FAO; 215-646-8815; Holy Child Academy, Drexel Hill; PreK-8; 155 $$; FAO; 610-259-2712; Holy Child School at Rosemont, Rosemont; PreK-8; 300 $-$$$; FAO; 610-922-1000; Holy Ghost Preparatory School, Bensalem; 9-12; 461 $$; FAO; 215-639-2102; La Salle College High School, Wyndmoor; 9-12; 1,085 $$$; FAO; 215-233-2911; (See our ad, p. 9) Lansdale Catholic High School, Lansdale; 9-12; 720 $; FAO; 215-362-6160; Malvern Preparatory School, Malvern; 6-12; 645 $$$-$$$$; FAO; 484-595-1100; Mercy Vocational High School, Phila. 19129; 9-12; 345 $; FAO; 215-226-1225; Merion Mercy Academy, Merion Station; 9-12; 485 $$; FAO; 610-664-6655; Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School, Drexel Hill; 9-12; 950 $; FAO; 610-259-0280; Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Flourtown; 9-12; 531 $$; FAO; 215-233-3177; Nazareth Academy Grade School, Phila. 19114; 1-8; 200 $; FAO; 215-637-7676; Nazareth Academy High School, Phila. 19114; 9-12; 400 $$; FAO; 215-637-7676; Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, Phila. 19118; PreK-8; 408 $$; FAO; 215-247-3811; Roman Catholic High School, Phila. 19107; 9-12; 940 $; FAO; 215-627-1270; (See our ad, p. 31) Saint Aloysius Academy, Bryn Mawr; K-8; 240 $$; 610-525-1670; Saint Basil Academy, Jenkintown; 9-12; 247 $$; FAO; 215-885-3771; (See our ad, p. 34) Saint Bernadette of Lourdes School, Drexel Hill; PreK-8; 330 $; FAO; 610-789-7676; St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Phila. 19130; 9-12; 915 $$$; FAO; 215-978-1950; Saint Katharine of Siena School, Wayne; K-8; 435 $-$$; FAO; 610-688-5451; St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls, Phila. 19136; 9-12; 650 $; FAO; 215-642-6840; St. Isidore School, Quakertown; PreK-8; 262 $; FAO; 215-536-6052; Villa Joseph Marie High School, Holland; 9-12; 385 $$; FAO; 215-357-8810; Villa Maria Academy High School, Malvern; 9-12; 449 $$; FAO; 610-644-2551; Villa Maria Academy Lower School, Immaculata; PreK-8; 341 $; FAO; 610-644-4864; Waldron Mercy Academy, Merion Station; PreK-8; 495 $$; FAO; 610-664-9847; (See our ad, p. 33) West Catholic Preparatory High School, Phila. 19139; 9-12; 350 $; FAO; 215-386-2244;

Delaware/Maryland Archmere Academy, Claymont, DE; 9-12; 506 $$$; FAO; 302-798-6632; (See our ad, p. 21) Mount Aviat Academy, Childs, MD; PreK-8; 230 $; 410-398-2206; Padua Academy, Wilmington, DE; 9-12; 667 $$; FAO; 302-421-3739; Saint Edmond’s Academy, Wilmington, DE; PreK-8; 255 $-$$; FAO; 302-475-5370; Saint Mark’s High School, Wilmington, DE; 9-12; 560 $$; FAO; 302-738-3300; (See our ad, p. 27)


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Archbishop Ryan Open House Sun., March 5, 2017 ~ 12:30PM to 3 PM

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Over 95% of our graduates attend college Over 26 million dollars awarded in college scholarships for the class of 2016 College credit available through Holy Family University partnership 11 AP Courses including Advanced Math and Writing Bonaventure Program for Students with Diagnosed Learning Disabilities The Performing Arts Center for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia 2016 PCL Champs in Girls’ Soccer, Softball, Ice Hockey, and Cheerleading

Archbishop Ryan ~ 11201 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154 ~


Salesianum School, Wilmington, DE; 9-12; 1,050 $$; FAO; 302-654-2495; St. Anthony of Padua, Wilmington, DE; PreK, 1-8; 225 $-$$; FAO; 302-421-3743; St. Elizabeth High School, Wilmington, DE; 9-12; 372 $$; FAO; 302-656-3369; St. Thomas More Academy, Magnolia, DE; 9-12; 167 $$; FAO; 302-697-8100; Ursuline Academy, Wilmington, DE; PreK-12; 475 $-$$$; FAO; 302-658-7158;

New Jersey Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, Pennsauken; 9-12; 635 $$; FAO; 856-662-2160; Our Lady of Good Counsel School, Moorestown; PreK-8; 450 $; FAO; 856-235-7885; St. Augustine Preparatory School, Richland; 9-12; $$; FAO; 856-697-2600; St. Mary of the Lakes School, Medford; K-8; 370 $; FAO; 609-654-2546; Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Princeton; PreK-12; 460 $$$-$$$$; FAO; 609-921-2330; Villa Victoria Academy, Ewing; K-12; 170 $$; FAO; 609-882-1700;





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Christian schools Pennsylvania

Academy of the New Church, Bryn Athyn; 9-12; 145 $$-$$$; FAO; New Church; 267-502-2500; Armenian Sisters Academy, Radnor; PreK-8; 120 $; FAO; Christian; 610-687-4100; Bethany Christian School, Oxford; PreK-8; 190 $; FAO; Presbyterian; 610-998-0877; Beulah Baptist Christian Day School, Phila. 19139; K-8; 120 $; Baptist; 215-747-3347; Blair Christian Academy, Phila. 19119; PreK; 100 $; FAO; Christian; 215-438-6557; Bryn Athyn Church School, Bryn Athyn; PreK-8; 278 $; FAO; New Church; 215-947-4086; Calvary Temple Christian Academy, Phila. 19145; PreK-8; 72 $; FAO; Christian; 215-462-2822; Christian Academy, The, Brookhaven; K-12; 334 $; FAO; Christian; 610-872-5100; Church Farm School, Exton; 9-12; 192 $$-$$$$; Episcopalian; FAO; 610-363-7500; Delaware County Christian School, Newtown Square; PreK-12; 690 $$-$$; FAO; Protestant; 610-353-6522; Dock Mennonite Academy, Lansdale; PreK-12; 850 $$; FAO; Mennonite; 215-362-2675; Episcopal Academy, The, Newtown Square; PreK-12; 1,254 $$$-$$$$; FAO; Episcopalian; 484-424-1400; Holmesburg Christian Academy, Phila. 19136; PreK-8; 200 $; FAO; Christian; 215-335-4323; Huntingdon Valley Christian Academy, Huntingdon Valley; K-12; 170 $; FAO; Seventh-Day Adventist; 215-947-6595; Immanuel Lutheran School, Phila. 19111; PreK-8; 127 $; Lutheran; 215-725-7265; Logan Hope School, Phila. 19141; K-8; 93 $; FAO; Christian; 215-455-7442; Penn Christian Academy, East Norriton; PreK-8; 190 $; FAO; Christian; 610-279-6628; Penn View Christian School, Souderton; PreK-8; 508 $; FAO; Christian; 215-723-1196; Philadelphia Classical School , Phila. 19146; K-6; NA Income-based tuition; Christian; 412-915-5510; Philadelphia-Montgomery Christian Academy, Erdenheim; K-12; 259 $-$$; FAO; Christian; 215-233-1385; Plumstead Christian School, Plumsteadville; K-12; 336 $-$$; FAO; Nondenominational Christian; 215-766-8073; Valley Christian School, Huntingdon Valley; PreK-8; 120 $; FAO; Christian; 215-947-4581;

Delaware Capitol Baptist School, Dover; PreK-12; 25 $; Baptist; 302-678-9190; Central Delaware Christian Academy, Dover; PreK-8; 80 $; FAO; Nondenominational Christian; 302-697-8407; Dover First Christian School, Dover; PreK-8; 10 $; Seventh-Day Adventist; 302-526-4998; Fairwinds Christian School, Bear; PreK-12; 200 $; FAO; Independent Baptist; 302-328-7404; Pike Creek Christian School, Newark; PreK-8; 120 $; FAO; Nondenominational; 302-731-7773; Red Lion Christian Academy, Bear; PreK-12; 655 $; FAO; Christian; 302-834-2526; Seaford Christian Academy, Seaford; PreK-12; 60 $; FAO; Baptist; 302-629-7161; St. Andrew’s School, Middletown; 9-12; 310 $$$$; FAO; Episcopal; 302-378-7120; St. Anne’s Episcopal School, Middletown; PreK-8; 290 $-$$; FAO; Episcopal; 302-378-3179; (See our ad, p. 37) Tall Oaks Classical School, Bear; K-12; 215 $; FAO; Protestant, Reformed; 302-738-3337; Wilmington Christian School, Hockessin; PreK-12; 500 $-$$; FAO; Nondenominational; 302-239-2121; Wilmington Junior Academy, Wilmington; PreK-8; 25 $; FAO; Seventh-Day Adventist; 302-998-0530;

New Jersey Ambassador Christian Academy, Glassboro; PreK-8; NA $; Christian; 856-881-3669; Doane Academy, Burlington; PreK-12; 240 $$; FAO; Episcopal; 609-386-3500; Pennington School, Pennington; 6-12; 502 $$$$; FAO; Methodist; 609-737-1838; South Jersey Christian Academy, Sicklerville; PreK-6; 86 $; Methodist; 856-728-2001; Stratford Classical Christian Academy, Stratford; K-12; 100 $; Presbyterian; 856-882-7222;

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Jewish schools Pennsylvania

Abrams Hebrew Academy, Yardley; PreK-8; $$; FAO; 215-493-1800; Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, Bryn Mawr; 6-12; 370 $$$-$$$$; FAO; 610-922-2300; Perelman Jewish Day School, Wynnewood; Melrose Park; K-5; 320+ $$-$$$; FAO; 610-658-2518, 215-635-3130;

Delaware Albert Einstein Academy, Wilmington; K-5; 35 $-$$; FAO; 302-478-5026;

New Jersey Kellman Brown Academy, Voorhees; PreK-8; 200 $-$$; FAO; 856-679-2929 ext. 1209; (See our ad, p. 4) Politz Day School of Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill; K-8; 175 $-$$; FAO; 856-667-1013;

Quaker schools Pennsylvania

Abington Friends School, Jenkintown; PreK-12; 540 $$-$$$$; FAO; 215-886-4350; Buckingham Friends School, Lahaska; K-8; 140 $$; FAO; 215-794-7491; Delaware Valley Friends School, Paoli; 3-12; 158 $$$$; FAO; 610-640-4150; Frankford Friends School, Phila. 19124; PreK-8; 160 $; FAO; 215-533-5368; Friends School Haverford, Haverford; PreK-8; 120 $-$$$; FAO; 610-642-2334; (See our ad, p. 39) Friends Select School, Phila. 19103; PreK-12; 558 $$$-$$$$; FAO; 215-561-5900; Friends’ Central School, Wynnewood; PreK-12; 790 $$-$$$$; FAO; 610-649-7440 (Upper), 610-642-7575 (Lower); (See our ad, p. 39) George School, Newtown; 9-12; 540 $$$$; FAO; 215-579-6547; Germantown Friends School, Phila. 19144; K-12; 897 $$$-$$$$; FAO; 215-951-2300; Goshen Friends School, West Chester; PreK-5; 100 $-$$; FAO; 610-696-8869; Greene Street Friends School, Phila. 19144; PreK-8; 310 $$; FAO; 215-438-7000; Lansdowne Friends School, Lansdowne; PreK-5; 91 $-$$; FAO; 610-623-2548; Media-Providence Friends School, Media; PreK-8; 140 $-$$; FAO; 610-565-1960; Newtown Friends School, Newtown; PreK-8; 235 $$-$$$; FAO; 215-968-2225; Plymouth Meeting Friends School, Plymouth Meeting; PreK-5; 127 $$-$$$$; 610-828-2288; Quaker School at Horsham, The, Horsham; K-9; 62 $$-$$$$$; FAO; 215-674-2875; Stratford Friends School, Newtown Square; K-8; 73 $$$$; FAO; 610-355-9580; United Friends School, Quakertown; PreK-8; 110 $-$$; FAO; 215-538-1733; West Chester Friends School, West Chester; PreK-5; 145 $$$, with PS graduated tuition; FAO; 610-696-2962; Westtown School, West Chester; PreK-12; 650 $$-$$$$; FAO; 610-399-0123; William Penn Charter School, Phila. 19144; PreK-12; 955 $$$-$$$$; FAO; 215-844-3460;

Delaware Wilmington Friends School, Wilmington; PreK-12; 700 $-$$$; FAO; 302-576-2900;

New Jersey Friends School Mullica Hill, Mullica Hill; PreK-8; 150 $-$$; FAO; 856-478-2908; Haddonfield Friends School, Haddonfield; PreK-8; 145 $$; FAO; 856-429-6786; (See our ad, p. 23) Moorestown Friends School, Moorestown; PreK-12; 723 $-$$$; FAO; 856-235-2900; (See our ad, p. 25) Princeton Friends School, Princeton; Pre-8; 130 $$; FAO; 609-683-1194; Westfield Friends School, Cinnaminson; PreK-8; 145 $$; FAO; 856-829-0895;

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Educating for Excellence Year-round Explore Nursery-Grade 12

2017 Summer Programs

OPEN HOUSES: Wednesday, March 1 9 am - Lower School; 8:30 am - Middle/Upper School Tuesday, April 18 • 4 pm - Middle & Upper School Thursday, April 20 • 9 am - Lower School

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New Specialty Camps: STEAM Explorer & Mighty Maker

COME VISIT! 851 Buck Lane | Haverford, PA

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Open House Schedule: Tuesday, March 7 | 9am - 11am

HANDS ON, MINDS ON Smart Education in a Culture of Kindness Guided by Quaker principles since its founding in 1885, Friends School Haverford promotes academic scholarship, creativity, respect, integrity, and self-awareness with a commitment to creating a culture of stewardship and kindness.

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Progressive schools Pennsylvania

Crefeld School, The, Phila. 19118; 7-12; 100 $$$; FAO; 215-242-5545; Kimberton Waldorf School, Kimberton; PreK-12; 320 $-$$$; FAO; 610-933-3635; (See our ad, p. 20) Meadowbrook School, Meadowbrook; PreK-6; 120 $$-$$$; FAO; 215-884-3238; (See our ad, p. 35) Miquon School, The, Conshohocken; PreK-6; 152 $$-$$$; FAO; 610-828-1231; Pen Ryn School, The, Fairless Hills; PreK-8; 250 $-$$; FAO; 215-547-180; Project Learn School, Phila. 19119; K-8; 60 $-$$; FAO; 215-438-3623; School in Rose Valley, The, Rose Valley; PreK-6; 126 $-$$; FAO; 610-566-1088; (See our ad, p. 41) Philadelphia School, The, Phila. 19146; PreK-8; 466 $$$; FAO; 215-545-5323; Waldorf School of Philadelphia, The, Phila. 19144; K-8; 210 $-$$; FAO; 215-248-1662;

Delaware NCCL School, Newark; K-8; 80 $$; FAO; 302-368-7772; 302-340-9990; (See our ad, p. 41)

Nonsectarian schools Pennsylvania

French International School of Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd; PreK-8; 300 $$-$$$; FAO; 610-667-1284; Germantown Academy, Fort Washington; PreK-12; 1148 $$$-$$$$; FAO; 215-646-3300; (See our ad, p. 7) Lancaster Country Day School, Lancaster; PreK-12; 600 $-$$$; FAO; 717-392-2916; Montgomery School, Chester Springs; PreK-8; 237 $$-$$$; FAO; 610-827-7222; Shipley School, The, Bryn Mawr; PreK-12; 838 $$$-$$$$; FAO; 610-525-4300; Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Phila. 19118; PreK-12 (single-sex PreK-8); 1,004 $$$-$$$$; FAO; 215-247-7200; St. Peter’s School, Phila. 19147; PreK-8; 200 $$-$$$; FAO; Nonsectarian; 215-925-3963; Twin Spring Farm Educational Impressions, Ambler; PreK-5; NA $-$$; 215-646-2665; Upland Country Day School, Kennett Square; PreK-9; 128 $-$$$; FAO; 610-444-7755; Wyncote Academy, Melrose Park; 6-12; 100 $$$; FAO; 215-885-2000; Wyndcroft School, The; Pottstown; PreK-8; 240 $-$$$; FAO; 610-326-0544;

Delaware/Maryland Caravel Academy, Bear, DE; PreK-12; 1200 $-$$; FAO; 302-834-8938; Independence School, The, Newark, DE; PreK-8; 450 $-$$; FAO; 302-239-0330; (See our ad, p. 18) Jefferson School, The, Georgetown, DE; PreK-8; 100 $-$$; FAO; 302-856-3300; Sanford School, Hockessin, DE; PreK-12; 585 $$-$$$; FAO; 302-235-6500; Tatnall School, The, Wilmington; DE; PreK-12; 611 $$-$$$; FAO; 302-998-2292; Tome School, The, North East, MD; K-12; 451 $; FAO; 410-287-2050; Tower Hill School, Wilmington, DE; PreK-12; 730 $-$$$; 302-575-0550; (See our ad, p. 5)

New Jersey Chapin School, Princeton; PreK-8; 280 $$-$$$$; FAO; 609-924-2449; Princeton Day School, Princeton; PreK-8; 130 $$-$$$; 609-683-1194; South Jersey Sudbury School, Medford; PreK-12; 12 $; FAO; 856-581-1229;


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Preschool – 6th grade programs balance academic instruction, indoor/outdoor play and the arts

Small group, personalized instruction at all grade levels

Full and half day preschool and kindergarten

2 minutes from Media, PA 20 School Lane • Rose Valley, PA 19063 610.566.1088

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Leaders in Progressive Ed Since 1971 Before it became a buzzword, NCCL opened it’s doors as the area’s only Progressive Education school...and we remain so. We are dedicated to small classes and deep learning through a customized, activity-based curriculum.

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Schools for Learning Differences If a school serves other learning differences, an abbreviation appears at the end of the listing. ASP = Asperger syndrome AUT = Autism

COM = Communication/social disorder DD = Developmental disability/MR EMO = Emotional/behavioral disorder

LD = Learning disability/ADHD PDD = Pervasive developmental disorder

Asperger syndrome Pennsylvania

Concept School, The, Westtown; Gr. 4-12; 51 $$$; 610-399-1135;; LD, PDD Crefeld School, Phila. 19118; Gr. 7-12; 100 $$$; FAO; 215-242-5545;; LD Hill Top Preparatory School, Rosemont; Gr. 5-postgrad; 83 $$$$; FAO; 610-527-3230;; COM, LD Martin Luther School, Plymouth Meeting; Ages 5-14; 200 FAPE; 610-825-4440;; DD, EMO, PDD New Hope Academy, Yardley; Gr. 6-12; 130 FAO; 215-493-4200;; EMO, LD, PDD Phelps School, The, Malvern; Gr. 7-post-grad; 110 $$$-$$$$; FAO; 610-644-1754;; LD Quaker School at Horsham, The, Horsham; Gr. K-9; 70 $$$-$$$$; FAO; 215-674-2875;; AUT, COM; LD, PDD Wyncote Academy, Melrose Park; Gr. 6-12; 50 $$$; FAO; 215-885-2000;; EMO, LD

Delaware Gateway Lab School, Wilmington; Gr. 3-8; 210 FAPE; 302-633-4091;; AUT, LD Positive Outcomes Charter School, Camden; Gr. 7-12; 126 FAPE; 302-697-8805;; AUT, COM, EMO, LD

New Jersey Newgrange School, Hamilton; Ages 6-21; 95 FAPE; 609-584-1800;; LD


Pennsylvania Grayson School, The, Broomall; PreK-8; 30 $$$; 484-428-3241; (See our ad, p. 47)

Learning disability/ADHD Pennsylvania

AIM Academy, Conshohocken; Gr. 1-12; NA $$$$; FAO; 215-483-2461; ATG Learning Academy, Warminster; Gr. K-12; 30 $$$$; FAO; 267-803-1751;; COM Benchmark School, Media; Gr. 1-8; 175 $$$$; FAO; 610-565-3741; (See our ads, pp. 11, 22) Center School, Abington; Ages 6-14; 95 $$$; FAO; 215-657-2200; Concept School, The, Westtown; Gr. 4-12; 51 $$$; 610-399-1135;; ASP, PDD Crefeld School, Phila.; Gr. 7-12; 100 $$$; FAO; 215-242-5545;; ASP Hillside School, Macungie; Gr. K-8; 72 $$$; FAO; FAPE; 610-967-3701; Hill Top Preparatory School, Rosemont; Gr. 5-postgrad; 83 $$$$; FAO; 610-527-3230;; ASP, COM New Hope Academy, Yardley; Gr. 6-12; 130 $$; FAO; 215-493-4200;; ASP, EMO, PDD Phelps School, The, Malvern; Gr. 7-post-grad; 110 $$$-$$$$; FAO; 610-644-1754;; ASP Quaker School at Horsham, The, Horsham; Gr. K-9; 70 $$$-$$$$; FAO; 215-674-2875;; ASP, AUT, COM, PDD Stratford Friends School, Newtown Square; Gr. K-8; 75 $$$$; FAO; 610-355-9580; TALK Institute and School, Newtown Square; Gr. PreK-12; 21 FAPE; 610-356-5566;; AUT, COM, DD, PDD Woodlynde School, Wayne; Gr. K-12; 265 $$-$$$$; FAO; 610-687-9660; (See our ad, p. 29) Wyncote Academy, Melrose Park; Gr. 6-12; 50 $$$; FAO; 215-885-2000;; ASP, EMO

Delaware Centreville Layton School, Centreville; Gr. PreK-8; 90 $$-$$$; FAO; 302-571-0230; College School at the University of Delaware, The, Newark; Ages 6-14; 70 $$; FAO; 302-831-0222;; COM Gateway Lab School, Wilmington; Gr. 3-8; 210 FAPE; 302-633-4091;; ASP, AUT Pilot School, Inc., The, Wilmington; Ages 5-14; 150 $$$; FAO; 302-478-1740; (See our ads, pp. 26, 43) Positive Outcomes Charter School, Camden; Gr. 7-12; 126 FAPE; 302-697-8805;; ASP, AUT, COM, EMO


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The love of learning grows inside and out.

For nearly 60 years, The Pilot School has been helping students with language-based learning differences develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in a traditional academic environment. In November 2016, we opened our doors to our new 50 acre school, thoughtfully designed to provide a calm-yet-stimulating educational environment both inside our building and throughout the woodlands surrounding it.

208 Woodlawn Road Wilmington, Delaware 19803


New Jersey Bridge Academy, The, Lawrenceville; Ages 8-18; 70 FAPE; 609-844-0770; Cambridge School, Pennington; Gr. K-9; 120 $$$$; FAO; 609-730-9553; Lewis School of Princeton, Princeton; Gr. PreK-postgrad; NA $$-$$$$; FAO; 609-924-8120; Newgrange School, Hamilton; Ages 6-21; 95 FAPE; 609-584-1800;; ASP

Montessori schools Pennsylvania

Gladwyne Montessori School; Gladwyne; PreK-8; 250 $-$$$; FAO; 610-649-1761; International Montessori School, Malvern; PreK-6; 610-240-0442; Montessori Children’s House, Blue Bell; PreK-6; 215-646-6816; Montessori Children’s House, Horsham; PreK-6; 215-641-1761; Montessori School, The, Dresher; PreK-6; 150 $$; FAO; 215-542-0740; (See our ad below) Trevose Day School/Neshaminy Montessori, Trevose; PreK-5; $; FAO; 215-355-4373; (See our ads, pp. 13, 45) Walden School, The, Media; PreK-8; 155 $-$$; FAO; 610-892-8000; Willistown Country Day School, Malvern & West Chester; PreK-6; 100 $$; 610-647-4001;

Delaware CACC Montessori School, Hockessin; PreK-6; 100 $-$$; 302-239-2917; (See our ad, p. 47) Children’s House Montessori School, Wilmington; PreK-8; $-$$; 302-529-9259; Hockessin Montessori School, The, Hockessin; PreK-8; 135 $-$$; FAO; 302-234-1240; (See our ad, p. 24) Montessori Learning Centre, Wilmington; PreK-6; 302-478-7114; Wilmington Montessori School, Wilmington; PreK-6; $-$$$; FAO; 302-475-0555; (See our ads, pp. 17, 28)

New Jersey Montessori Academy, Delran; PreK-8; 100 $-$$; FAO; 856-461-2121;


Spring Guide to Schools


Open House Dates School • Location • Phone • Website Archbishop Ryan High School - Phila. 19154 215-637-1800 ext. 281 -

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Benchmark School - Media, PA 610-565-3741 -


Friends’ Central School - Wynnewood, PA 610-649-7440 - 610-642-7575 -

Germantown Academy - Ft. Wash, PA; 215-646-3300


Hockessin Montessori School - Hockessin, DE 302-234-1240 - Independence School, The - Newark, DE 302-239-0332 - Kellman Brown Academy - Voorhees, NJ 856-679-2929, ext. 1209 -



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Haddonfield Friends School - Haddonfield, NJ 856-429-6786 -


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Friends School Haverford - Haverford, PA 610-642-2334 -

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Archmere Academy - Claymont, DE 302-798-6632 -

French International School of Phila. - Bala Cynwyd, PA 610-667-1284 -


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Kimberton Waldorf School - Kimberton, PA 610-933-3635 -


La Salle College High School - Wyndmoor, PA 215-402-4800 -

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Meadowbrook School, The - Meadowbrook, PA 215-884-3238 -




Montessori School, The - Dresher, PA 215-542-0740 -



Moorestown Friends School - Moorestown, NJ 856-914-4426 - Pilot School - Wilmington, DE 302-478-1740 - Roman Catholic High School - Phila. 19107 215-627-1270 - Saint Basil Academy - Jenkintown, PA 856-697-2600 ext. 112 -





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School in Rose Valley, The - Rose Valley, PA 610-566-1088 -


St. Anne’s Episcopal School - Middletown, DE 302-378-3179 -

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Tower Hill School - Wilmington, DE 302-575-0550 -


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Trevose Day School/Neshaminy Montessori - Trevose, PA 215-355-4373 -



Waldron Mercy Academy - Merion Station, PA 610-664-9847 -






Wilmington Montessori School - Wilmington, DE 302-475-0555 - Woodlynde School - Strafford, PA 610-687-9660 -


Spring Guide to Schools





making a world of difference since 1989

MONTESSORI EDUCATION • Infant through Kindergarten • Low Teacher/Student Ratio • Individualized Instruction • Enrichments in Spanish, Chinese, Music, Art, Gym, Technology & Gardening • Electives in Drama, Soccer, Technology, Piano and Science

• BS, AS and Summer Camp Available

302-239-2917 •

1313 Little Baltimore Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707





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