Oldest Private Preschools in Pennsylvania

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The average private preschool in Pennsylvania was founded around 1966 (2021).
The oldest private preschool in Pennsylvania is William Penn Charter School, founded in 1689.
The oldest private preschools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Oldest Private Preschools in Pennsylvania (2021)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    William Penn Charter School
    (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1689
    Grades: PK-123000 W School House Lane
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    (215) 844-3460

  • Rank: #22.
    Abington Friends School
    Abington Friends School Photo
    (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1697
    Grades: PK-12575 Washington Ln
    Jenkintown, PA 19046
    (215) 576-3984

  • Rank: #33.
    St. Francis Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1743
    Grades: PK-8668 Pine St
    Bally, PA 19503
    (610) 845-7364

  • Rank: #44.
    Germantown Academy
    Germantown Academy Photo - Second grade students research various species in the Wissahickon Creek, which runs through the heart of GA's campus.
    Founding Date: 1759
    Grades: PK-12340 Morris Rd
    Fort Washington, PA 19034
    (267) 405-7070

  • Rank: #55.
    Plymouth Meeting Friends School
    Plymouth Meeting Friends School Photo
    (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1780
    Grades: NS-62150 Butler Pike
    Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
    (610) 828-2288

  • Rank: #66.
    Harrisburg Academy
    Harrisburg Academy Photo - Upper School Students take a moment to discuss the period's lecture.
    Founding Date: 1784
    Grades: NS-1210 Erford Road
    Lemoyne, PA 17043
    (717) 763-7811

  • Rank: #77.
    The Episcopal Academy
    (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1785
    Grades: PK-121785 Bishop White Drive
    Newtown Square, PA 19073
    (484) 424-1400

  • Rank: #88.
    Westtown School
    Westtown School Photo - The Westtown School campus includes 600 acres of land, a 14-acre lake with beach and boathouse and an arboretum and natural forest.
    (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1799
    Grades: PK-12975 Westtown Road
    West Chester, PA 19382
    (610) 399-0123

  • Rank: #99.
    Pennsylvania School For The Deaf
    Pennsylvania School For The Deaf Photo - Best of Friends
    Special Education School
    Founding Date: 1820
    Grades: PK-12100 W School House Ln
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    (215) 951-4700

  • Rank: #1010.
    Frankford Friends School
    Frankford Friends School Photo
    (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1833
    Grades: PK-81500 Orthodox Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19124
    (215) 533-5368

  • Rank: #1111.
    St. Peter's School
    St. Peter's School Photo
    Founding Date: 1834
    Grades: NS-8319 Lombard Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19147
    (215) 925-3963

  • Rank: #1212.
    West Chester Friends School
    (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1836
    Grades: NS-5415 N High Street
    West Chester, PA 19380
    (610) 696-2937

  • Rank: #1313.
    Sewickley Academy
    Sewickley Academy Photo - For Who You Are. For Who You Will Become.
    Founding Date: 1838
    Grades: PK-12315 Academy Avenue
    Sewickley, PA 15143
    (412) 741-2235

  • Rank: #1414.
    Wyoming Seminary Lower School
    Wyoming Seminary Lower School Photo - Above and beyond regular assemblies and programs, Lower School teachers employ lessons of independence, empathy, teamwork and honor on a daily basis.
    (Methodist)
    Founding Date: 1844
    Grades: NS-81560 Wyoming Avenue
    Kingston, PA 18704
    (570) 718-6611

  • Rank: #15-1615.- 16.
    Friends' Central School
    Friends' Central School Photo - Friends' Central School is an independent, coeducational, Quaker, college-preparatory day school for Nursery through grade 12 students. Located on 41 acres across two campuses in Wynnewood, Pa., Friends' Central cultivates the intellectual, spiritual, and ethical promise of students. Since 1845, Friends' Central has been educating for excellence, inspiring tomorrow's leaders, honoring each individual, and encouraging students to peacefully transform the world.
    (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1845
    Grades: NS-121101 City Avenue
    Wynnewood, PA 19096
    (610) 649-7440

  • Rank: #15-1615.- 16.
    Germantown Friends School
    Germantown Friends School Photo
    (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1845
    Grades: NS-1231 W Coulter Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    (215) 951-2300

  • Rank: #1717.
    Seton Catholic School
    Seton Catholic School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1852
    Grades: PK-8385 Pine Street
    Meadville, PA 16335
    (814) 336-3230

  • Rank: #1818.
    Greene Street Friends School
    Greene Street Friends School Photo - Learning Together
    (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1855
    Grades: PK-85511 Greene St
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    (215) 438-7000

  • Rank: #1919.
    St. Boniface Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1856
    Grades: PK-39363 Wattsburg Road
    Erie, PA 16509
    (814) 825-4238

  • Rank: #2020.
    St. Malachy
    St. Malachy Photo - We are... St. Malachy Proud!
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1860
    Grades: PK-81012 W. Thompson St
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
    (215) 232-0696

  • Rank: #2121. Founding Date: 1861
    Grades: NS-12500 W Willow Grove Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19118
    (215) 247-4700

  • Rank: #2222.
    Holy Infancy School
    Holy Infancy School Photo - Smile, Jesus loves you! Celebrating 125 years of Catholic Education and our theme of loving and serving one another.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1864
    Grades: NS-8551 Thomas St
    Bethlehem, PA 18015
    (610) 868-2621

  • Rank: #2323.
    St. Luke Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1866
    Grades: PK-8330 Hannahstown Road
    Cabot, PA 16023
    (724) 352-2221

  • Rank: #24-2524.- 25.
    The Agnes Irwin School
    The Agnes Irwin School Photo
    All-girls
    Founding Date: 1869
    Grades: NS-12275 S Ithan Ave
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
    (610) 525-8400

  • Rank: #24-2524.- 25.
    Western Pennsylvania School For The Deaf
    Special Education School
    Founding Date: 1869
    Grades: PK-12300 East Swissvale Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15218
    (412) 371-7000

  • Rank: #2626.
    St. Agnes School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1870
    Grades: PK-8653 Saint Agnes Ln
    West Mifflin, PA 15122
    (412) 466-6235

  • Rank: #2727.
    St. Agnes Catholic School
    St. Agnes Catholic School Photo - Our mission at Saint Agnes Catholic School is to develop every student spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially in a joyful, faith-based environment that inspires integrity, citizenship, leadership and service to others in the Church and in the world.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1871
    Grades: NS-8211 W Gay St
    West Chester, PA 19380
    (610) 696-1260

  • Rank: #2828.
    Villa Maria Academy Lower School
    Villa Maria Academy Lower School Photo
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1872
    Grades: NS-8280 IHM Drive
    Malvern, PA 19355
    (610) 644-4864

  • Rank: #2929.
    St. Nicholas-st Mary's School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1873
    Grades: PK-8242 S Washington St
    Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
    (570) 823-8089

  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Media-providence Friends School
    (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1876
    Grades: PK-8125 W 3rd Street
    Media, PA 19063
    (610) 565-1960

  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Our Lady Of Mount Carmel school
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1876
    Grades: NS-8225 East Ashland Street
    Doylestown, PA 18901
    (215) 348-5907

  • Rank: #3232.
    St. Agnes Elementary School
    St. Agnes Elementary School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1877
    Grades: PK-6102 Third Street
    Towanda, PA 18848
    (570) 265-6803

  • Rank: #3333.
    Our Mother Of Sorrows/st Ignatius Schools
    Our Mother Of Sorrows/st Ignatius Schools Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1878
    Grades: PK-81008 North 48th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
    (215) 473-5828

  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35. Founding Date: 1883
    Grades: NS-5620 Squaw Run Road East
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238
    (412) 963-8644

  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35. Founding Date: 1883
    Grades: NS-5400 S Braddock
    Pittsburgh, PA 15221
    (412) 473-4400

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