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Charlestown Playhouse, founded in 1936, is licensed by the PADepartment of Education as a private play-based preschool and kindergarten.
The focus of Charlestown Playhouse is learning through play, both indoors and outdoors, with an approach that promotes a positive self-concept.
The building and grounds are in a pleasant country setting on 2.5 wooded acres.
As a parent cooperative, families help in the classrooms and participate inmany other ways to help the school.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Students: 85 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,175
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Charlestown Playhouse, Inc. ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1936

Student Body

Total Students
85 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Charlestown Playhouse, Inc. Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$4175 for M-Fr (9am-11:45am) $6135 for additional 3 afternoons per week *Financial Aid Available
% on Financial Aid
10%
Admissions Director
Faith Koons

School Notes

  • At Charlestown Playhouse (Playschool) we believe that it is through play that children learn best about themselves and their world, through active involvement with real materials and experiences. Imaginative play enables children to try out differentroles and act out inner feelings and new experiences in an atmosphere of safety and acceptance and in a way that respects each child's individuality and interests. Playschool teachers approach the care of young children with open minds and warm hearts and with certain basic beliefs about the preschool child. Everychild needs two things; love and respect. To believe in themselves,children need to feel that the adults around them believe in them as separate individuals with the right to form their own opinions, express their own desires, and to make their own mistakes.The Charlestown Playhouse does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, ordisability in admission or access to, or treatment in or employment in, its educational programs or activities.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Students: 85 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,175
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Chester County, PA is $20,134 for elementary schools and $32,061 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chester County, PA is 75% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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