Education on Philadelphia's Main Line

Colleges & Universities


High Schools

The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur located in Villanova is a Catholic, independent, college- preparatory school that commits itself to the education of young women in grades 6 through 12 for responsible living in a global society.

Agnes Irwin School located in Rosemont is a private all girls school pre k through 12th grade which dedicates itself to developing each student's highest potential in intellect, character and physical well-being.

Archbishop John Carroll High School, a co-educational secondary Catholic school of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and located in Radnor is committed to the excellence of students in the areas of spiritual, academic, and social development within the context of a meaningful relationship with God, others, and self.

The Baldwin School located in Bryn Mawr is an independent' college preparatory, grades Pre-Kindergarten through XII, dedicated to a tradition of excellence in education for girls who are encouraged to develop scholarship, leadership, citizenship, ethical integrity, and independence of thought and action.

Conestoga High School is a four-year public school in the Tredyffrin Easttown school district located in Berwyn that emphasizes college preparation. Conestoga is consistently among the top high schools in the state in academic excellence.

Country Day School of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls, grades Pre-K - 12 located in Bryn Mawr. Sacred Heart offers a traditional approach to education taught in contemporary ways emphasizing personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.

Delaware Valley Friends School in Paoli is dedicated to prepare students with learning differences grades 7 through 12 to develop those personal strengths for future work and study which will enable them to succeed and is dedicated to building self-esteem, self-confidence and leadership

Devon Preparatory School located in Devon, is a private Roman Catholic school grades 6 through 12, whose goal, while providing an environment of discipline and order, is to inspire in each student with a commitment to values and enable them to become responsible leaders in the community.

The Episcopal Academy offers college preparatory education for boys and girls from PK through12th Grade in four units: a Lower school at Devon , and Lower, Middle and, Upper schools at Merion. The Episcopal Academy educates qualified, motivated students to grow intellectually, physically, and spiritually, Friends Central School, is a co-educational, college preparatory day school for pre-kindergarten through grade 12 located on City Line Avenue in Wynnewood which is guided by the Quaker philosophy and of peace, equality, simplicity, and truth.

Great Valley High School located in Malvern, is a four-year Public High School and is part of the Great Valley School System of Chester County. Great Valley High School is recognized by the US Department of Education for Excellence in Education.

Harriton High School in Rosemont is part of the Lower Merion School District boasting The International Baccalaureate Program. Harriton High School is designed to meet the needs of academically successful, highly motivated students.

Haverford High School, part of the Haverford Township School District is a state of the art High School located in Havertown. The mission of the School District is to educate and inspire a community of lifelong learners.

The Haverford School, a private college preparatory school in Haverford, has been a leader in boys' education since 1884, and prides itself as a great place for boys grades pre k through 12 to develop their full human potential in classrooms, art studios, music rooms, and athletic fields.

Hill Top Preparatory School is a co-educational day school in Rosemont dedicated to preparing students in grades six through twelve with diagnosed learning disabilities for higher education and successful futures. Hill Top offers an individually structured, rigorous curriculum that is complemented by a dynamic counseling support and mentoring program.

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy is currently located in Bala Cynwyd. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia purchased the 35 acre American College Campus in Bryn Mawr with Barrack Hebrew Academy as the anchor tenant. The move to the new campus will take place for 2008-2009 school year. The Academy has a diverse student body that is exposed to a vibrant curriculum of college preparatory and Jewish studies.

Lower Merion High School in Ardmore has a magnificent academic and co-curricular reputation throughout Pennsylvania and the country with a dynamic learning community encouraging everyone to incorporate three character traits in their interactions: KINDNESS, INTEGRITY and HUMOR.

Malvern Preparatory School located on a beautiful 103 acre campus in Malvern is a Catholic College Preparatory School for boys grades 6 - 12. It is the direct continuation of the academy program founded in 1842 by the Augustinians as the "preparatory" school for what is now Villanova University.

The Melmark School in Berwyn is a comprehensive multi- service provider of residential, educational, therapeutic, and recreational services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Varied programs promote independence, increased self-awareness, and confidence, while offering opportunities to make friends and develop personal interests. Their goal is to help each individual have a meaningful life and attain the highest possible level of personal growth and achievement.

Merion Mercy Academy is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school for young women grades 9 through 12, located in Merion PA. The school is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and offers a holistic education which encourages academic and personal excellence stressing spirituality, global awareness, and social responsibility.

The Phelps School is located in Malvern. The 22 acre campus houses 150 students and provides a challenging yet supportive day and boarding program for boys entering grades 7 through Post-Graduate. The structured, disciplined environment offers small classes and individualized attention designed to generate academic success and improve self-esteem.

The Radnor High School located in Radnor is long valued for its academic excellence has been awarded a Blue Ribbon of Excellence by The United States Department of Education

The Shipley School, in Bryn Mawr is a pre-k through grade 12 coeducational day school, committed to educational excellence based on a rigorous college preparatory curriculum in the sciences and humanities and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and a compassionate participation in the world.

The Timothy School located on Old Lancaster Road in Berwyn was established in 1966 by the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, and is an approved private non-profit day school serving children diagnosed with autism or pervasive developmental disorders. Its highly specialized educational program addresses the strengths and needs of each student in the areas of cognitive, motor, communication, social and sensory development.

Valley Forge Military Academy and College in Wayne features an all-male college-preparatory boarding school and a co-educational two-year transfer college that supplies an education rooted in quality academic programs and supported by leadership responsibilities, character development, personal motivation, and strong athletic and extracurricular opportunities.

The Vanguard School in Paoli is committed to providing comprehensive special education services for children and adolescents in a highly individualized setting. The ultimate purpose is to have each student become an independent, functional, and happy member of society.

The Villa Maria Academy for young women located on Old Lincoln Highway in Malvern is a Catholic college preparatory school in the tradition of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary whose aim is to empower each young woman to lead a life of spiritual growth, intellectual inquiry and Christian service.

Woodlynde School, located in Strafford, is an independent co-educational college preparatory school serving students with diverse learning styles, primary through grade 12. Woodlynde teaches students to understand their individual learning styles, embrace strategies to enhance their academic and social progress, and create paths for success and achievement in school and beyond.


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