Whether choosing public or private education, living in Ardmore provides residents with an unmatched selection of schooling options for children from preschool through university. Our public schools are some of the best in the country, while our private schools options are world-class. 


The Lower Merion School  District
301 East Montgomery Ave. 
Ardmore, PA 19003 
Phone: 610.645.1800 

The Lower Merion School District (LMSD), located in Philadelphia's historic Main Line suburbs, serves the 62,000 residents of Lower Merion Township and the Borough of Narberth. Established as one of Pennsylvania's first public school districts in 1834, LMSD enjoys a rich tradition of achievement, innovation and community partnership and a longstanding reputation as one of the finest school systems in the United States. The District's six elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools provide a challenging, multi-disciplinary academic program and dynamic, co-curricular experience to more than 8,200 students.  For more information, please visit their web-site:  www.lmsd.org


Belmont Hills Elementary
200 School Street 
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 
Phone: 610-645-1420
Web-Site: www.lmsd.org

Cynwyd Elementary
101 West Levering Mill Road 
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 
Phone: 610-645-1430
Web-Site: www.lmsd.org

Gladwyne Elementary
230 Righters Mill Road 
Gladwyne, PA 19035 
Phone: 610-645-1440 
Web-Site:  www.lmsd.org

Merion Elementary
549 South Bowman Avenue 
Merion, PA 19066 
Phone: 610-645-1470
Web-Site:  www.merionhsa.org

Penn Valley Elementary
301 Righters Mill Road 
Narberth, PA 19072 
Phone: 610-645-1460 
Web-Site:  www.lmsd.org

Penn Wynne Elementary
250 Haverford Road 
Wynnewood, PA 19096 
Phone: 610-645-1450
Web-Site: www.lmsd.org


Bala Cynwyd Middle School
510 Bryn Mawr Avenue 
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 
Phone: 610-645-1480
Web-Site: www.lmsd.org

Welsh Valley Middle School
325 Tower Lane 
Narberth, PA 19072 
Phone: 610-658-3920 
Web-Site: www.lmsd.org


Harriton High School
600 North Ithan Avenue 
Rosemont, PA 19010 
Phone: 610-658-3950
Web-Site: www.lmsd.org

Lower Merion High School
245 East Montgomery Avenue 
Ardmore, PA 19003 
Phone: 610-645-1810
Web-Site: www.lmsd.org

The Haverford School District
50 East Eagle Rd. 
Havertown, PA 19083
Phone: 610.853.5900 x 7000

The mission of the District of Haverford Township is to educate and to inspire a community of life-long learners. The beliefs of the School District of Haverford Township include: Excellence in education is the shared responsibility of all community members; Support and conditions must exist whereby all students can meet the standards set in the areas of academic and technical learning, the arts, and physical development; Our school environment must be safe and nurturing; and Opportunities must exist for students to develop strong personal character, including the core virtues of honesty, generosity, responsibility, self-discipline, perseverance, respect for others, compassion, and commitment.  For more information, please visit their web-site:  www.haverford.k12.pa.us/haverford


Chatham Park Elementary
400 Allston Road
Havertown, PA 19083
Phone:  610.853.5900 x1000
Web-Site:  www.haverford.k12.pa.us

Chestnutwold Elementary
630 Loraine Street.
Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone: 610.853.5900 x8000
Web-Site:  www.haverford.k12.pa.us

Coopertown Elementary School
800 Coopertown Rd. 
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010
Phone: 610.853.5900 x3000
Web-Site:  www.haverford.k12.pa.us

Lynnewood Elementary School
1400 Lawrence Rd. 
Havertown, PA 19083
Phone:610.853.5900 x4000
Web-Site:  www.haverford.k12.pa.us

Manoa Elementary School
201 South Manoa Road
Havertown, PA 19083
Phone: 610.853.5900 x6000
Web-Site:  www.haverford.k12.pa.us


Haverford Middle School
1701 Darby Road
Havertown, PA  19083
Phone: 610.853.5900 x5000
Web-Site:  www.haverford.k12.pa.us


Haverford High School
200 Mill Road
Havertown, PA 19083
Phone: 610.853.5900 x2000
Web-Site:  www.haverford.k12.pa.us


Academy of Notre Dame de Namur
560 Sproul Road; Villanova, PA  19085
Phone: 610-687-0650
Grades: 6-12

The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school, commits itself to the education of young women of grades 6 through 12 for responsible living in a global society. The Academy, rooted in the faith tradition of the Catholic Church, and the charism of Saint Julie Billiart, provides its students with a challenging academic curriculum within a rich spiritual community.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.ndapa.org

The Agnes Irwin School  
Ithan & Conestoga Road, Rosemont, PA 19010
Phone: 610-525-8400
Grades: Pre-K - 12

The Agnes Irwin School, an independent college preparatory girls’ school for PreK-grade 12, located in Rosemont, PA, provides a rigorous academic education that develops each girl’s highest potential in intellect, character and well-being, preparing students to lead and enrich the world.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.agnesirwin.org

Archbishop Carroll High School
211 Matsonford Road; Radnor, PA 190
Phone: 610-688-7610
Grades: 9-12

Archbishop John Carroll High School, a co-educational secondary school within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, is committed to excellence in the areas of spiritual, academic, and social development. By guiding our students in the development of their goals within the context of a meaningful relationship with God, others, and self, we challenge them to responsible stewardship in the world.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.jcarroll.org

The Baldwin School
701 Montgomery Avenue; Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610.525.2700
Grades: Pre-K - 12

The Baldwin School’s founding values of academic excellence, integrity and community have developed students who fearlessly pursue their passions at Baldwin and beyond. The Pre-K – Grade 12 curriculum encourages engagement, curiosity and discovery in a unique learning environment that allows “thinking girls” to grow into accomplished women. For more information, please visit their web-site: www.baldwinschool.org

Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
480 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue; Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
PhoneL 610.527.3915
Grades: Pre-K - 12

Country Day School of the Sacred Heart is an all-girls, Pre-K-12, independent, Catholic, college preparatory school in Bryn Mawr, PA. Sacred Heart offers small class sizes while boasting an international campus through its membership in the Network of Sacred Heart Schools. For more information, please visit their web-site: www.cdssh.org

The Episcopal Academy
1785 Bishop White Drive; Newtown Square, PA 19073
Phone: 484-424-1400
Grades: Pre-K - 12

Since opening in 1785, The Episcopal Academy has dedicated itself to educating the whole student: mind, body, and spirit. That simple, yet powerful approach has resulted in The Episcopal Academy being widely recognized as one of the finest independent schools in the nation, graduating students exceedingly well prepared for their next steps in life.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.episcopalacademy.org 

French International School of Philadelphia   
150 North Highland Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Grades: Pre-K - 8

The French International School of Philadelphia, also known as EFIP or Ecole Française Internationale de Philadelphie, is an independent pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school serving a multicultural community and providing a comprehensive bilingual curriculum in French and in English.  Our goal is for our students to achieve at a high level in all academic subjects and to grow as creative individuals, critical thinkers and open-minded communicators, fluent in French and English.  To learn more, please visit their web-site: www.efiponline.com

Friends' Central School
228 Old Gulph Road; Wynnewood, PA  19096
Phone: 610-642-7575
Grades: Pre-K - 12

Since its establishment in 1845 by the Religious Society of Friends, Friends' Central School, a coeducational, college-preparatory day school for students in nursery through grade 12, has been guided by the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. For more information, please visit their web-site: www.friendscentral.org

Friends' School of Haverford
851 Buck Lane; Haverford, PA 19041
Phone: 610-642-2334
Grades: Pre-K - 8

Guided by Quaker principles, since its founding in 1885, Friends School Haverford provides an intellectually rich program to an intentionally diverse school family. We promote academic scholarship, creativity, respect, integrity, and self-awareness with a commitment to creating a culture of stewardship and kindness.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.friendshaverford.org

Gladwyne Montessori School
920 Youngsford Road; Gladwyne, PA 190
Phone: 610-649-176
Grades: Pre-K - 8

Gladwyne Montessori School cultivates self-reliance in our students through a learning experience guided by the philosophy of Maria Montessori and informed by contemporary educational research. We provide a vibrant and academically stimulating program for two to 14 year olds that develops curious and confident students who are well prepared to serve as responsible citizens of the greater community. For more information, please visit their web-site: www.gladwyne.org

The Haverford School 
450 Lancaster Avenue; Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041
Phone: 610-642-3020
Grades:  Pre-K - 12

The Haverford School, a nonsectarian college preparatory day school for boys, grades JrK-12, located in Haverford, PA, provides a superior liberal arts education aimed at developing the full intellectual, artistic, athletic, and moral potential in each boy. The Haverford School prepares boys for life.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.haverford.org

Hill Top Preparatory School - Special Needs
737 South Ithan Avenue; Bryn Mawr, PA  19010
Phone: 610-527-3230
Grades: 5 - 12

Hill Top Preparatory School provides life-changing experiences for bright and creative students who struggle to achieve academic and social success due to performance-based learning differences including ADHD, high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders, specific learning disabilities, or anxiety.  Through strong family-school collaboration Hill Top prepares students for future success in college, work, and life as independent adults.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.hilltopprep.org

Main Line Academy - Special Needs
125 Bryn Mawr Avenue; Bala Cynwyd, PA  19004
Phone: 610-617-9121
Grades: K - 12

Main Line Academy recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each child. The school's primary mission is to foster a love of learning in each student. Our curriculum skillfully weaves artistic and practical disciplines into everyday academics. Students learn to follow their curiosity, to think creatively, and to work both independently and cooperatively with others. For more information, please visit their web-site: www.mainlineacademy.com

Rosemont School of the Holy Child 
1344 Montgomery Avenue; Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-922-1000
Grades: Pre-K - 8

Rosemont School of the Holy Child provides an intellectually challenging and creative program of study that fosters academic excellence in an independent, co-educational environment. Students are treated with reverence and respect, and are actively engaged in their education.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.rosemontschool.org

Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
480 Bryn Mawr Avenue; Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-527-3915
Grades: Pre-K - 12

Country Day School of the Sacred Heart is an all-girls, Pre-K-12, independent, Catholic, college preparatory school in Bryn Mawr, PA. Sacred Heart offers small class sizes while boasting an international campus through its membership in the Network of Sacred Heart Schools. For more information, please visit their web-site: www.cdssh.org

Shipley School
814 Yarrow Street; Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-525-4300
Grades: Pre-K - 12

The Shipley School, a Pre-Kindergarten through 12 coeducational day school, is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and a compassionate participation in the world. For more information, please visit their web-site: www.shipleyschool.org

Ss Colman-John Neumann
372 Highland Lane; Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-525-3266
Grades: K - 8

Ss. Colman-John Neumann is a Catholic elementary school (K-8) proclaiming the message of Jesus Christ. The school is rooted in scripture and makes prayer an integral part of its daily life. SCJN seeks to educate the whole person through its strong academic program and to enrich the total person through co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The school prepares students to be life-long learners in a media rich, global society.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.scjnschool.org

St. Aloysius Academy for Boys, Montessori Pre-School
401 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-525-1670

Grades: K - 8, Pre-K
St. Aloysius Academy is a private Catholic elementary school committed to the spiritual, moral and academic development of each student. The Academy prepares young boys to assume with confidence roles of Christian leadership and service within a global society.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.staloysiusacademy.org

St. Margaret School 
227 North Narberth Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072
Narberth 610-664-2640
Grades: Pre-K - 8

Established as a small parish school in the early 1900s, St. Margaret School today serves as the only Archdiocesan Catholic elementary school in Lower Merion Township, PA.  We welcome the families of St. Margaret, St. Matthias, Presentation BVM, Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Mother of Good Counsel, St. John Vianney and St. Thomas of Villanova parishes.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.smsnarberth.org

TALK Institute and School - Special Needs
395 Bishop Hollow Road; Newtown Square, PA 19073
Phone: 610-356-5566
Grades: Pre-K - 12

The TALK Institute and School, formerly the Magnolia School, is the nation's most progressive center for the education of children with autism and language disorders. As teachers, therapists and researchers we are at the forefront of a new, more accurate and person-centered understanding of autism -- one that presents autism as a sensory-based movement disorder profoundly affecting language, social interaction and praxis. For more information, please visit their web-site: www.talkinc.org

Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El's Early Childhood Center
1001 Remington Road; Wynnewood , PA 19096  
Phone: 610-649-2277
Ages: 3 Months - K

Our mission is to provide young children with Jewish values based early childhood education within the context of a strong secular program. The goal of our school is to develop our children’s school readiness, social-emotional competency and compassion for others with an understanding of culture as both Americans and Jews. Our school serves students from all types of families. We are a diverse, inclusive and caring community where every student has a special place.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.tbhbe.org

The Wetherill School 
1321 Beaumont Drive, Gladwyne, PA 19035
Phone: 610-649-2299
Ages: 3-5 Years Old

The Wetherill School offers a warm and secure first school experience that fosters independence and responsibility in each child. A strong, interdependent community feeling characterizes the relationships among the children and staff. Students spend the morning in mixed-aged classrooms where teachers work with small groups as well as individual children. For more information, please visit their web-site: http://wetherillschool.org

The West Hill School 
1455 West Hill Road; Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-525-7660
Ages: 2.7 Months - Pre-K

The West Hill School is committed to creating a safe and nurturing environment that encourages pre-school age children to develop a life-long celebration of learning. Through a rich and varied curriculum, balanced with play and multisensory academic instruction, the children explore and satisfy their curiosities while building knowledge and social skills. For more information, please visit their web-site:  www.thewesthillschool.org 

Jack M Barrack Academy
272 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-922-2300
Grades: 6-12

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy is a pluralistic Jewish day school for students in grades six through twelve from a broad variety of backgrounds. The school integrates a comprehensive and rigorous college preparatory curriculum with the teaching of essential Jewish and American values and texts. Barrack graduates value diversity, celebrate the richness of Judaism's language, culture, and history, and have a strong connection to Israel. Barrack prepares future leaders of the American, Jewish and global communities who work for a better world through acts of justice and compassion.
website: jbha.org

Merion Mercy Academy
511 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066
Phone: 610-664-6655

Grades: 9-12


 Perelman Jewish Day School
49 Haverford Road Wynnewood, PA 19096  
Phone: 610-658-2518
Grades: K-5

St. Thomas-Good Counsel School
575 West Lancaster Avenue Bryn Mawr Pa 19010
Phone: 610-525-1407
Grades: K-8


Temple Adath Israel Day School  
250 North Highland Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066
Phone: 610-934-1919
Ages: 12 mos - Full Day K


Torah Academy 
742 Argyle Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096  
Phone: 610-642-7870

Grades: Pre-K - 8

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia
500 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Phone: 215-248-1662
Grades: Pre-K - 8

Waldron Mercy Academy   
513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066
Phone: 610-664-9847
Ages/Grades: 3 mos - Pre-K/K-8

Nursery/Pre-K/ Daycare/Kindergarten

Ardmore Methodist Pre-School   
200 Argyle Road  Ardmore, Pennsylvania 19003

Ancona Montessori School
630 Clothier Road Wynnewood Pa 19096

Ardmore Presbyterian Church Preschool   
5 West Montgomery Avenue Ardmore Pa

Bala House Montessori   
27 Conshohocken State Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004   
(610) 664-676

The Bala-Cynwyd School for Young Children  
11 Saint Asaphs Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA ‎ 
(610) 668-2233

The Cambridge Schools
129 Argyle Road Ardmore Pa 19003

Gateway School for Little Children    
24 Old Gulph Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096
(610) 642-5444

Kencrest Childcare at St Thomas of Villanova Rosemont Chapel
1242 Montrose Avenue Rosemont Pa  

Kindercare at Harcum College  
750 Montgomery Ave. Bryn Mawr PA 19010
(610) 526-9244

Lane Montessori School Inc.  
830 Clothier Road Wynnewood Pa
(610) 649-3636

Main Line Montessori School / Villanova Montessori School  
459 Sproul Road, Villanova, PA 19085
(610) 687-3400

New Gulph Children's Center
Conestoga and Sproul Roads Villanova Oa 19085  

The Noreen Cook Center for Early Childhood Education
1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley, PA 19072
(610) 667-5000

Penn Wynne Children's House  
Dover & Remington Road Wynnewood Pa 19096

Penn Wynne Presbyterian Christian Nursery School
130 Haverford Road Wynnewood Pa 19096

Phebe Anna Thorne School of Bryn Mawr College 
1029 Wyndon Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 526-7913  

St. Christopher's Church Nursery School 
226 Righter's Mill Road Gladwyne Pa

The West Hill School 
1455 West Hill Road, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 525-7660


Baldwin School

701 Montgomery Ave. 
Bryn Mawr

County Day School Sacred Heart

480 Bryn Mawr Ave. 
Bryn Mawr

Gladwyne Montessori School

920 Youngsford Rd. 

Lane Montessori


Magic Years

701 Montgomery Ave. 
Bryn Mawr

Main Line Montessori 

459 Sproul Rd. 

New Gulph Children's Center

Conestoga & Sproul Rd. 

Rosemont Child Development Center

1242 Montrose Ave. 
Bryn Mawr

Rosemont School of the Holy Child

1344 Montgomery Ave. 
Bryn Mawr

Shipley School 

814 Yarrow St. 
Bryn Mawr

St. Christopher's Nursery School

Righters Mill Rd. 

Specialty Schools

Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music
700 Montgomery Avenue; Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-525-1022 

Lower Merion Vocational Training

Main Line Conservatory of Music  
19 West Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003(610) 642-8565

Meridee Winters School of Music

Meridee Winters School of Music offers in home music lessons, encouraging students to compose, create, build higher level thinking skills and learn an instrument in a fun and unique way. Check out how MW goes a step beyond!
63 W. Lancaster Ave., Ste. 7
Ardmore, PA 19003

The Barnes Foundation

Lower Merion Vocational Training


St. Charles Borromeo Seminary  
100 Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096
Phone: 610-667-3394

Northeastern Christian Junior College    
Villanova Campus

Palmer Theological Seminary  
588 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone: 610-896-5000



A Child's Day in Lower Merion Inc.
Ardmore Methodist Pre-School
Ardmore Presbyterian Church Pre-School
Bala House Montessori
The Bala-Cynwyd School for Young Children
Day Care Association of Montgomery County Inc.
Gateway School for Little Children
Lane Montessori School Inc.
Main Line Montessori School
Open Connections School and Family Center
Penn Wynne Children's House
Phebe Anna Thorne School of Bryn Mawr College
Rosemont College Child Care Center
St. Christopher's Church
St. George's Nursery School
St. John's Episcopal Church
St. Thomas-Good Counsel Nursery School
The Cambridge Schools
The Seedlings
The West Hill School
The Wetherill School

Private and Parochial Elementary and Secondary Schools
Akiba Hebrew Academy
Baldwin, Children's House School
Childwork's Elementary School
French International School of Philadelphia
Friends Central School
Gladwyne Montessori
The Haverford School
Lutheran Church of St. Paul's
Merion Mercy Academy
Montgomery Country Day
Rosemont School of the Holy Child
St. Aloysius Academy
Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School
Temple Adath Israel
Torah Academy
Waldron Mercy Academy


All located near Ardmore, PA these are among some the world's best higher education options. Small or large, there is the right fit for your needs.

Villanova University
800 E. Lancaster Avenue  Villanova, PA 19085  
Villanova University was founded in 1842 by the Order of St. Augustine. To this day, Villanova’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University’s six colleges.  
For more information, please visit their web-site:  www.villanova.edu

Harcum College
750 Montgomery Ave. Bryn Mawr, PA 19010  610-325-4100  
In these fast paced times, Harcum can help you build a bridge between who you are today and who you will be tomorrow. Harcum offers two ways to help you accomplish this mission.  You can gain the experience you need to launch a rewarding career in as little as two years.  Take your time and discover and explore things that interest you and gain credits to transfer to a four-year school to complete a bachelor’s degree.  Each pathway has programs geared to the needs of the economy, the workplace, and society. Our curriculum is constantly reviewed to insure that our students are competitive in the marketplace. Our faculty members are friendly and approachable, and teaching is done on a very personal basis. With a student/teacher ratio of around11 to 1, Harcum faculty get to know each and every student.

Rosemont College

From making great impressions to maximizing your potential, you can conquer today’s biggest challenges just by thinking small. Rosemont College’s small size fosters an informal and engaging learning environment and community involvement and creates strong personal bonds. Rosemont can provide an educational experience you won't find anywhere else.  Unparalleled access to faculty and firsthand learning opportunities engender an enriching environment where students work side by side with educators — in the classroom, in labs, and internship settings — to create a one one-of-a-kind learning experience. At Rosemont College you can embrace the POWER of small to make big changes in your future.

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