Main Line Classical Academy is a multi-faith co-educational Lower and Upper school in Bryn Mawr, PA.
We are built on commitment to the classical liberal arts curriculum, to a rigorous grounding in mathematical and scientific thought, and to the conviction that a mature adult, free both spiritually and intellectually, is the product of thorough, systematic study of the finest Western achievements in literature, poetry, mathematics, sciences, languages, history, oratory, and the arts.
We are small by design in order to provide the warm atmosphere and close personal attention that best foster learning and the development of character.
Our curriculum and our teaching methods guide the student along a journey both joyful and demanding. Register now for Full Day Kindergarten!.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-9
  • Students: 75 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,000
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 11 / rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-9
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
75 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Main Line Classical Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
8 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 11 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Kindergarten - $21,775 1st Grade - $23,375 2nd & 3rd Grades - $24,575 4th Grade - $25,830 5th & 6th Grades - $26,775 7th, 8th & 9th Grades - $28,890
Admissions Director
Chloƫ Le Pichon


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Christian Studies, Judaic Studies, Math Club, Science Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Poetry Club

School Notes

  • Main Line Classical Academy is built on the conviction that children are never too young to learn great things-that the elementary-school years ought to introduce children to some of the most profound, exciting, andbeautiful literary texts, mathematical concepts, scientific discoveries, art, and music; that young minds prosperon journeys in space and time and that deep, systematic study of world history, epoch-by-epoch, is a must; that foreign languages, ancient and modern, mastered at an early age, open magic doors to fascinating newworlds and perspectives; that some of the best pieces of literature and poetry have been written with youngsters in mind, and that children as young as kindergarten thrive on learning and reciting poetry.
  • From kindergarten onward, MLCA students explore the finest of literature and poetry in English, French, and, starting in fourth grade, in Latin; come to appreciate the depth and beauty of mathematics through acurriculum developed by a Princeton Ph.D.; and experience encounters with great historical heroes, scientific discoveries, religious disputes, and military enterprises. In the arts, our students acquire proficiency playingpiano; gain a solid understanding of musical theory; are introduced to the history of Western art and music;and acquire mastery of the fundamentals of drawing and painting. We cover so much ground because we know that our students are capable of it. We guide them on a journeyboth demanding and joyful, where intellectual rigor and academic thoroughness go hand-in-hand withcreativity and the joy of learning.
  • Main Line Classical Academy offers full day kindergarten with after-care options. Financial aid may be available for eligible families. I invite you to visit our website: to find out more about who we are and what we offer.
Profile last updated: 10/18/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
This school is one of a kind. You will not find a similar elementary curriculum anywhere else. Truly a special school.
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I can't begin to describe what a gem MLCA is. I feel deeply fortunate and honored to be a member of the school community!
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This is a unique gem on the Main Line. The small class size, excellent subject-specific teachers and rigorous academic focus is perfect for my family. My three children have attended for four years and counting. The curriculum is very well thought out. If you care about academics - this school is worth investigating.
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Main Line Classical Academy has small class sizes, talented instructors, and an academically rigorous curriculum. My first grader loves her math and science classes. She has private piano lessons at school twice a week and violin ensemble twice a week. The language curriculum is excellent, and her history lessons are much more in depth than what she was getting in public schools. I had some concerns at her previous school that she wasn't getting the individual attention she needed. At MLCA, her teachers communicate with me and clearly know her well. Her classmates are wonderful, and she enjoys going to school.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-9
  • Students: 75 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,000
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 11 / rolling

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