|Agnes Irwin School - All-Girls Education||Founded in 1869, The Agnes Irwin School is a nationally-recognized leader in all girls education. In the last ten years, a growing body of research has centered on the benefits of girl-centered education and an excellent resource for that information is The National Coalition of Girls' Schools. This site offers the latest information on girls and sports, girls and technology, teaching strategies and resources for educators, tips for parents on how to raise confident and competent daughters and a wealth of publications related to girls and their education and development.
What are some of the benefits of an all-girl school?
- Without boys, girls are focused on their performance rather than appearance.
- Girls are encouraged to be active participants in class and extracurricular activities.
- Faculty/coaches are focused on the welfare of girls 100% of the time.
- Programs sensitive to the developmental, social, intellectual and emotional needs of girls are offered.
- A willingness to take calculated risks in the classroom is promoted.
- Girls are more apt to elect higher level math and science courses.
- Strong female role-models inspire girls to develop high expectations for themselves.
- There are more opportunities to develop leadership and public speaking skills.
- Participation in sports exists at a much higher level.
A girl-centered education is a great opportunity. Over 4,000 of our alumnae will attest to that. Request our catalog in this section of our web site and plan to visit us in person. The minute you step on our campus you will see and feel the difference. Agnes Irwin's challenging and supportive environment focused exclusively on girls may just be the ideal place for your daughter's preparation for college, and for life.||Delaware||The Agnes Irwin School - Delaware; Bryn Mawr||Agnes Irwin School|
|B.C.A and Childcare Center - Blair Christian Academy's Chess Club||The objectives of the club are, to increase student involvement in chess, to provide an opportunity for good chess players to meet, to promote logical thinking, to teach that there are consequences for decisions and to provide opportunities for non-athletic students to participate in intellectually based competition.||Philadelphia||Blair Christian Academy and Childcare Center - Philadelphia; Germantown||B.C.A and Childcare Center|
|Chesterbrook Academy||Chesterbrook Academy provides a challenging, well-rounded curriculum, tailored to each student's developmental stage and learning style. The program is designed to give students a thorough foundation in the core academic skills of literacy, math and problem-solving, along with specialty classes in art, music, PE, Spanish and technology.||Chester||*Main Site (Chesterbrook Academy)||Chesterbrook Academy|
|Children's Home of Reading - Day Academy||Serves children grades 5-12 who have special and alternative education needs that can be better met in an alternative setting. Assigned to bridge educational "gaps" while working toward completion of credits.||Berks||Children's Home of Reading Day Academy||Children's Home of Reading|
|Community Country Day School||Academic and special education, partial hospitalization and social rehabilitation program.||Erie||Community Country Day School||Community Country Day School|
|Copeland Run Academy - K - 3 Academy||The kindergarten through third grade class is a one-room schoolhouse or multi-age program. Enrollment is limited. Children are encouraged to move at their individual learning rate and style. The small class size allows for children to assume leadership roles. Flexibility in grouping allows children to succeed at various levels. Gym and music classes, taught by certified teachers, are included in the tuition. Extended care is available before and after classes.
Classes are held five mornings a week for children who are five by September 30th.
Classes are held 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for children who are five by September 30th.
Grades first through third meet 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily.||Chester||*Main Site (Copeland Run Academy)||Copeland Run Academy|
|CSF and Buxmont Academy - Alternative School - Bethlehem||CSF Buxmont Academy operates seven alternative school programs. Since 1977 CSF Buxmont Academy has been helping troubled young people referred by school districts, juvenile courts, children and youth agencies, and drug and alcohol commissions in eastern Pennsylvania.||Bucks||Bethlehem||CSF and Buxmont Academy|
|CSF and Buxmont Academy - Alternative School - Feasterville||CSF Buxmont Academy operates seven alternative school programs. Since 1977 CSF Buxmont Academy has been helping troubled young people referred by school districts, juvenile courts, children and youth agencies, and drug and alcohol commissions in eastern Pennsylvania.||Bucks||Feasterville||CSF and Buxmont Academy|
|CSF and Buxmont Academy - Alternative School - Pottstown||CSF Buxmont Academy operates seven alternative school programs. Since 1977 CSF Buxmont Academy has been helping troubled young people referred by school districts, juvenile courts, children and youth agencies, and drug and alcohol commissions in eastern Pennsylvania.||Montgomery||Pottstown||CSF and Buxmont Academy|
|CSF and Buxmont Academy - Alternative School - Sellersville||CSF Buxmont Academy operates seven alternative school programs. Since 1977 CSF Buxmont Academy has been helping troubled young people referred by school districts, juvenile courts, children and youth agencies, and drug and alcohol commissions in eastern Pennsylvania.||Bucks||Sellersville||CSF and Buxmont Academy|
|CSF and Buxmont Academy - Alternative School - Woodlyn||CSF Buxmont Academy operates seven alternative school programs. Since 1977 CSF Buxmont Academy has been helping troubled young people referred by school districts, juvenile courts, children and youth agencies, and drug and alcohol commissions in eastern Pennsylvania.||Delaware||Woodlyn||CSF and Buxmont Academy|
|Delaware Valley Friends School||All students at Delaware Valley Friends School take a rigorous college-preparatory course of study.
Teachers accommodate their learning differences by using multi-sensory teaching methods and by direct teaching of learning strategies that make use of each student's particular strengths. All students take at least five major subjects: English, science, social studies, mathematics and language arts. Additionally, students may elect to study Spanish or Latin. They also choose from a variety of electives in art, music, drama, culinary arts, outdoor education and physical education.
In all courses, students of different learning styles are deliberately mixed so that the classroom is a lively place of multi-sensory teaching and learning. Students gain an informed perspective about their learning style.||Chester||*Main Site (Delaware Valley Friends School)||Delaware Valley Friends School|
|Friends' Central School - Trailblazer Day Camp||The Trailblazer Day Camp is designed to accommodate the special interests of children between the ages of 6 and 12. The camper's day begins with 5 periods of activities with their group. Activities include instructional swimming, archery, art, drama, nature, crafts, sports and games. Campers are grouped according to grade and gender and are supervised by head and assistant counselors. Each group has a Home Base that serves as a gathering place to begin and end each camp day.
Friends' Central's twenty-three acre City Avenue campus provides exceptional facilities for a variety of day camp activities, regardless of the weather. Soccer, baseball, lacrosse and hockey fields are available along with the Shimada Athletic Center -- a modern athletic center housing a basketball court, fitness room, wrestling room, spacious locker rooms and an indoor swimming pool. Campers also take advantage of our new state-of-the-art computer lab and campus art studios. Children choosing drama will study and perform in our theater in Shallcross Hall, and campers interested in science may take advantage of the nature trail in the woodland adjacent to the School's campus.
The same quality of excellence that marks Friends' Central as one of the outstanding independent schools in the Philadelphia area also characterizes our summer activities. All of our programs are managed by Friends' Central faculty who are invested in their school community and are committed to providing a happy, enriching, and safe camp experience.
-Sports (including Archery and Tennis)
-Recreational Swimming||Montgomery||Friends' Central School (5th - 12th Grade) City Ave Campus - Montgomery; Wynnewood||Friends' Central School|
|George Fox Friends School - Infant and Toddler Program||We believe that infants and toddlers learn best in the context of a nurturing environment.
Social & Emotional Development
Infants and toddlers have an instinctive need to feel secure with a special person who responds to them in a caring and sensitive way. From having cuddle time to teaching, we nurture every aspect of our toddlers developing selves. Children witness peaceful conflict resolution strategies and develop positive social skills.
Infants and toddlers learn best by doing. Children involved in play are encouraged in problem-solving, self-care skills, fine motor development, and interaction with their peers. Through on-going exploration, cognitive growth flourishes and the young child’s brain is exercised. Teachers provide ever-changing hands-on learning opportunities for children to play and interact with the environment.
Rich literature is the core of our program. Through exposure to books children develop an interest in reading. From our babies who enjoy mouthing books, to our toddlers who find great joy in turning the pages and pointing out familiar objects on each page, teachers encourage the children to explore and enjoy books. Toddlers go through a “vocabulary explosion.” New words are spoken everyday. New vocabulary is introduced through play and conversation. Children delight in singing songs, learning rhymes, finger plays, and poems.
Crayons and paper, paint brush and paint, dolls, nesting toys, cars, blocks, and play dough all provide opportunities for fine motor development. Pouring, scooping, squeezing, grasping, and holding are encouraged! Weekly themes develop skills in using scissors, lacing beads, exploring magnetic blocks, and participating in center activities.||Chester||*Main Site (GEORGE FOX FRIENDS SCHOOL)||George Fox Friends School|
|Goshen Friends School - Lower School||The Lower School academic program is tailored to help each individual student reach his or her potential. This is done by offering:
- A quality education where children are empowered as learners
- Small class size
- A hands on, multisensory approach to promote learning for all learning styles
- A state-of-the-art technology lab
- Specialists in art, music, Spanish, technology, and physical education
- A dedicated professional staff with decades of classroom experience
- An optional Kindergarten Enrichment Program held three afternoons a week||Chester||*Main Site (Goshen Friends School)||Goshen Friends School|
|HMS School for Children With Cerebral Palsy - Day Program||Promotes students’ cognitive and social development.
Skilled nursing care, medications and tube feedings - and remain alert to any changes in their emotional and physical wellbeing. Daily morning rounds inform the team of special concerns
Each student follows a weekly schedule that incorporates all activities of the school day - class time, therapy sessions, personal care, lunch - what they’re involved in, with which staff and where. But we flexibly adjust for special circumstances and events - guest readers, performers, holiday celebrations, class trips and more.||Philadelphia||HMS School for Children With Cerebral Palsy - Philadelphia; West Philadelphia||HMS School for Children With Cerebral Palsy|
|Holy Family School||Holy Family School||Chester||HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL||Holy Family School|
|Kimberton Waldorf School||Kimberton Waldorf School||Chester||KIMBERTON WALDORF SCHOOL||Kimberton Waldorf School|
|LOGAN Hope School||LOGAN Hope is a private Christian school designed to help children who struggle with learning in a traditional Philadelphia Public School classroom setting to achieve at high educational levels and to grow in character. We use a Core Knowledge based curriculum for the 4 major subjects, Math, Language Arts, Science, and History for grades: K-8th grade.
||Philadelphia||LOGAN Hope - Philadelphia; Logan||LOGAN Hope|
|London Grove Friends Kindergarten||London Grove Friends Kindergarten||Chester||LONDON GROVE FRIENDS KINDERGARTEN||London Grove Friends Kindergarten|
|Malvern Preparatory School||An independent Catholic Augustinian college preparatory school for young men in grades 6 to 12.||Chester||MALVERN PREPARATORY SCHOOL||Malvern Prepatory School|
|Maranatha Christian Academy||Teaches children from nursery through first grade.||Chester||MARANATHA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY||Maranatha Christian Academy|
|Montgomery School||Independent day school located in Chester Springs, PA for children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.||Chester||MONTGOMERY SCHOOL||Montgomery School|
|Montgomery School - Lower School||Welcome to Montgomery’s Lower School! From the time our young students start their day shaking hands with a teacher or administrator at 8:30 AM until dismissal at 3:15 PM, children are actively engaged in learning. Montgomery’s Lower School core curriculum includes Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Spanish (French in fifth grade), Art, Music, Library, Technology, and Physical Education. Teachers celebrate student successes, support their struggles, and encourage the development of everyone’s personal best.
Montgomery’s Lower School has a special energy, an enthusiastic spirit of camaraderie, a curiosity about our world, and an excitement to learn new things every day that’s contagious. A variety of learning is experienced throughout the day. Students may be on the floor working on a project, outside by the creek for a science lesson, laughing on the playground, or determined to learn a new skill during P.E. While academics are strongly emphasized, Montgomery is so much more than a reading, writing, and arithmetic school. In the Lower School children are loved dearly and celebrated for the unique individuals that they are. It’s a place where everyone knows each child and recognizes his/her special talents and gifts, while at the same time offering a supportive environment that encourages the students to take risks and stretch to try new things for the very first time. Even when it looks really hard, our students will always take risks as our teachers successfully nurture the will to always try.
Our small class size allows teachers to closely monitor a students’ development and challenge them with age- and ability-appropriate activities. Our overarching goal in the Lower School is to guide children as they make a positive transition to Montgomery’s Middle School years, fully equipped with confidence, a strong academic foundation, and a curiosity for learning.
||Chester||*Main Site (Montgomery School)||Montgomery School|
|Noah's Crew Preschool||A two day per week Christian Preschool Program providing a Christian atmosphere in which pre-school children enjoy spiritual, social and academic experiences through stories, music, crafts and supervised play.||Dauphin||Grace United Methodist Church Millersburg||Grace United Methodist Church Millersburg|
|Plymouth Meeting Friends School - Educational Program||At Plymouth Meeting Friends School, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies are core subjects around which a rich interdisciplinary and multicultural curriculum is built.
Plymouth teachers work together to integrate different aspects of the curriculum into classroom themes. Visual and performing arts instruction -- including painting, drawing, sculpture, drama, and music education - complements literature, history, geography, mathematics, and other academic subjects. The physical education curriculum incorporates physical development goals in play, games, and sports activities that are fun and age-appropriate.
Children learn by doing. At PMFS, games and experiments, journals and creative projects, and a wide variety of educational activities keep learning innovative, interesting, and fun. The woods, playground, and fields of our nine-acre campus serve as a living laboratory for exploration and creative discovery in all aspects of the curriculum.||Montgomery||Plymouth Meeting Friends School - Montgomery; Plymouth Meeting||Plymouth Meeting Friends School|
|Royer-Greaves School for Blind - Special Education||Offers specialized academics including math, reading, pre-Braille and Braille, vocational skills development and life skills including money and time skills, cooking and self help skills. Also offers extended school year program.||Chester||*Main Site (Royer Greaves School for Blind)||Royer Greaves School for Blind|
|SS. Peter & Paul School||Provides an education rooted in Gospel values.||Chester||SS. PETER & PAUL SCHOOL||SS. Peter and Paul School|
|Ss. Philip & James School||Provides an education for children from Pre-K through eighth grade.||Chester||SS. PHILIP & JAMES SCHOOL||SS. Philip and James School|
|SS. Simon & Jude School||SS. Simon & Jude School||Chester||SS. SIMON & JUDE SCHOOL||SS. Simon and Jude School|
|St. Agnes School||Provides a nurturing, affirming environment for over 300 students, pre-kindergarten through grade eight.||Chester||St. Agnes School||St. Agnes School|
|St. Basil The Great School||Provides Catholic education for students from Pre-K through Eighth Grade.||Chester||ST. BASIL THE GREAT SCHOOL||St. Basil the Great Catholic School|
|St. Joseph School||Provides academic instruction from Kindergarten to Eighth Grade.||Chester||ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL||St. Joseph School|
|St. Maximilian Kolbe School||Provides education for students from pre-kindergarten through grades seven.||Chester||ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE SCHOOL||St. Maximilian Kolbe School|
|St. Norbert School||St. Norbert School||Chester||ST. NORBERT SCHOOL||St. Norbert School|
|St. Patrick School - Malvern||Develops the spiritual, academic, physical, personal, and social well-being of each child in a Christ-centered environment.||Chester||ST. PATRICK SCHOOL-MALVERN||St. Patrick School - Malvern|
|The Concept School||The Concept School is a small, independent, college-preparatory school with an educational program for students in grades 5-12 who excel in a small learning community Our supportive, caring, and dedicated staff provides a structured environment and curriculum to prepare children for post-secondary programs. Students of average to above average ability participate in small classes with a teacher-student ratio of one to eight. We educate each student according to their identified strengths and interests||Chester||THE CONCEPT SCHOOL||The Concept School|
|The Timothy School||Instructional Program provides:
- Specialized instruction that is individualized for students in order to develop their academic skills, functional academic skills, communication skills, self-help skills, gross/fine motor skills, daily living/vocational skills, and social/emotional skills.
- Emphasizes the application of communication, self-help, behavioral, and daily living skills across settings in order to help students participate and enjoy relationships with others within home, school, and community.
- Structures all instructional settings to increase students’ confidence and motivation so that they will examine their environment and learn to adapt their behavior based on their previous experiences.
- Coordinates therapeutic services such as speech/language and occupational/ physical therapy to provide for both individualized and classroom based instruction that is consistently implemented across all settings through an interdisciplinary approach by therapists, teachers, and parents.
- Provides parent training that reflects the needs of the family and that will help the children, their parents, and siblings participate positively and meaningfully in family and community activities.
- Uses behavioral and social skills techniques based on positive approaches that will assist the students’ optimum adjustment within the classroom and community settings.||Chester||Special Education||Timothy School|
|Upattinas School and Resource Center - Lower and Middle Schools||The Lower School program serves children ages five to eleven in an ungraded group. To enroll, kindergarteners must be five years of age before September 1 of the current school year. Children work and play together based on their interests and the day's activities. The Lower School is a dynamic center for learning, committed to the individual needs of the students.
Each day in the Lower School begins with a student-led morning meeting. These meetings offer students and teachers an opportunity to announce the day's classes and projects, share personal stories, or bring up issues for the group to solve. The Lower School balances structure and freedom. Students are encouraged to participate in the many classes and activities offered, integrating academic and life skills. Students are free to make choices according to their interests. In addition to academic opportunities, physical activity in the classroom, gym, and outdoors are part of every school day.
The Middle School operates much like the Lower School and serves students ages eleven through fourteen. They have increased responsibility and freedoms appropriate to their maturity. Middle School students select classes and activities that suit their individual learning styles. Both Middle and Lower Schools have a great deal of interaction throughout the day, often sharing class time and staff. Students and teachers work and play together in a supportive atmosphere, enhanced by interactions with the entire student body.||Chester||*Main Site (UPATTINAS SCHOOL AND RESOURCE CENTER)||Upattinas School and Resource Center|
|Upland Country Day School||Private school for pre-K through 9th grade.||Chester||UPLAND COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL||Upland Country Day School|
|Vanguard School - Division of Valley Forge Special Education Services||Provides comprehensive special educational services for children and adolescents in a highly individualized setting.||Chester||VANGUARD SCHOOL-DIVISION OF VALLEY FORGE SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES||Vanguard School|
|Villa Maria Academy High School||Grades 9-12 College Prep, all girls high school in Chester COunty under the Sister, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.||Chester||VILLA MARIA ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL||Villa Maria Academy High School|
|Villa Maria Academy Lower School||Villa Maria Academy Lower School||Chester||VILLA MARIA ACADEMY LOWER SCHOOL||Villa Maria Academy Lower School|
|West Chester Christian School||Assists families and churches by providing children with a Christ-centered education.||Chester||WEST CHESTER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL||West Chester Christian School|
|West Chester United Methodist Church||Services include:
Faith Guidance and Counseling
Holiday Adoption Program
Tutoring for Limited English||Chester||WEST CHESTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH||West Chester United Methodist Church|
|West Fallowfield Christian School||West Fallowfield Christian School was established in 1941 to partner with Christian families in educating and nurturing their children. For 69 years, we have been providing a strong academic and spiritual foundation for children in kindergarten through eighth grades. Our current student body is comprised of approximately 160 students representing over 44 area churches of various denominations.
Kindergarten is offered as a full day, three or five days per week. The classes are small in size to provide individual attention. Our Kindergarten program enables each child to grow spiritually as they gain knowledge in Mathematics, Reading Readiness, Language Arts, Handwriting, Science, Art, Music, Drama, Physical Education, Computer, Devotions, Bible, Chapel and Library and a Kindergarten Cafe. Both the three and five day programs provide a strong foundation for the academic experience of school. Five-day students benefit from additional specials, enrichment and review of the completed material. The Kindergarten class has daily recess and a rest time. Kindergarten students must be five years of age by September 1st.
The Pre-Kindergarten class will begin in the Fall of 2010. Class will be held Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am - 11:45 am. Children must be four years of age by September 1st. They must also be potty trained. The Pre-Kindergarten curriculum includes Reading Readiness, Math Skills, Language Arts, Pre-Handwriting, Hands-on Science, Bible, Chapel, Library, Art, Music and Physical Education. There is a recess and snack time each day as well.
Elementary students' curriculum includes Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Spelling, Bible, Grammar, Music, Art, Physical Education, Computer Class (beginning in 4th grade) and Health. Instrumental lessons begin at the fourth grade level, and piano is offered to students in grades 2-8.
Curriculum for Middle School students includes Math/Algebra, Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Literature, Civics, Social Studies, Geography, Bible, Grammar, Vocabulary, Health, Music, Visual Arts, Computer and Physical Education. Our elective program for Middle School students includes: Woodcarving, History Club, Drawing/Painting, Design/Computer, Arts/Crafts, Pottery, Drama, Yearbook, Nature Club, Cooking Club, Teacher's Aide and Library Aide (subject to change from year to year).
Middleschoolers have the opportunity to participate in a Spiritual Life Conference, Service Projects, Outdoor Education, Bible Buddy with Third Graders, Mentor Groups, Peer Mediation, Student Council, Envirothon Competition, Spelling Bee, Math Counts Competition, Worship Team, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Choir, Stage Crew, Fine Arts Revue, Instrumental lessons, Safety Patrol and more.
Interscholastic athletics are offered at the Middle School level (see Athletics).
||Chester||*Main Site (West Fallowfield Christian School)||West Fallowfield Christian School|
|West-Mont Christian Academy||Provides K-12 education.||Montgomery||WEST-MONT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY||West-Mont Christian Academy|
|Westtown School||A diverse pre-K-12 school.||Chester||WESTTOWN SCHOOL||Westtown School|
|Willistown Country Day School||Serves children from toddlers through sixth grade, and also offers extended day programs and summer camp.||Chester||WILLISTOWN COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL||Willistown Country Day School|
|Windsor Christian Academy||Windsor Christian Academy||Chester||WINDSOR CHRISTIAN ACADEMY||Windsor Christian Academy|
|Woodlynde School||An independent co-educational college prep school.||Chester||WOODLYNDE SCHOOL||Woodlynde School|
|Woods Services - Residential Services & Day Student Only School Programs||Woods Services provides supports and services to people with special needs and challenges. We offer Residential Homes/Programs, Special Education/Approved Private Schools, Vocational Opportunities and Health Care/Medical Supports. Year-round we serve children, adolescents and adults with Developmental Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Challenging Behaviors.||Bucks||*Main Site (Woods Services)||Woods Services|
|York Country Day School||Private school for grades Pre-K through 12th grade||York||York Country Day School||York Country Day School|