Top 20 Best Chester County Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 118 private schools serving 14,734 students in Chester County, PA (there are 107 public schools, serving 86,496 public students). 15% of all K-12 students in Chester County, PA are educated in private schools (compared to the PA state average of 14%).
The best top ranked private schools in Chester County, PA include Westtown School, The Phelps School and Delaware Valley Friends School.
The average tuition cost is $21,328, which is higher than the Pennsylvania private school average tuition cost of $12,187.
42% of private schools in Chester County, PA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Chester County Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Delaware Valley Friends School
Delaware Valley Friends School Photo - Delaware Valley Friends School is a national leader in the field of educating students (grades 1-12) with dyslexia, dysgraphia, executive function disorders, ADHD, and other learning differences located in the Philadelphia area.
Special Education School (Friends)
(10)
19 E Central Ave
Paoli, PA 19301
(610) 640-4150
Grades: 1-12
| 207 students
Kimberton Waldorf School
Kimberton Waldorf School Photo
(5)
410 W Seven Stars Rd
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(610) 933-3635
Grades: PK-12
| 240 students
The Phelps School
The Phelps School Photo
All-boys
(9)
583 Sugartown Road
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 644-1754
Grades: 6-12
| 110 students
Westtown School
Westtown School Photo - The Westtown School campus includes 600 acres of land, a 14-acre lake with a beach and boathouse, and an arboretum and natural forest.
(Friends)
(10)
975 Westtown Road
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 399-7900
Grades: PK-12
| 696 students
1190 McDermott Drive
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 719-0240
Grades: PK-5
| 161 students
Fusion Academy Malvern
Fusion Academy Malvern Photo - Each Fusion campus has a state-of-the-art music studio with professional-grade tools. Students can explore instruments, vocals, songwriting, DJ performing arts, and more.
Alternative School
700 Steel Lane, Suite 200
Malvern, PA 19355
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| students
Assumption Bvm School
Assumption Bvm School Photo - To Know Jesus, To Love Jesus, To Serve Jesus...
(Catholic)
(4)
290 State Rd
West Grove, PA 19390
(610) 869-9576
Grades: PK-8
| 179 students
Bishop Shanahan High School
(Catholic)
220 Woodbine Rd
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 518-1300
Grades: 9-12
| 876 students
Charlestown Playhouse
Charlestown Playhouse Photo
Daycare / Preschool
2478 Charlestown Rd
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(610) 933-2762
Grades: PK-K
| 63 students
The Church Farm School
The Church Farm School Photo - Church Farm School recently underwent a $15M campus modernization project, creating new student learning spaces, a Center for the Arts and a more accessible campus.
All-boys | Special Program Emphasis (Episcopal)
1001 E Lincoln Hwy
Exton, PA 19341
(610) 363-7500
Grades: 9-12
| 127 students
The Concept School
The Concept School Photo - The Concept School`s motto, "Where Unique Minds Learn in Unique Ways" really describes what happens inside of our small, nurturing community. We value individual differences and allow students to build self-confidence while they work to earn their Pennsylvania Department of Education approved diploma.
Alternative School
1120 E. Street Rd, P.O. Box 54
Westtown, PA 19395
(610) 399-1135
Grades: 6-12
| 34 students
905 S Waterloo Rd
Devon, PA 19333
(610) 353-6522
Grades: PK-5
| 267 students
Devereux Brandywine
All-boys | Special Education School
160 Devereux Road
Glenmoore, PA 19343
(484) 228-4750
Grades: 1-12
| 97 students
Devereux Mapleton Day and Residential School
Special Education School
655 Sugartown Road
Malvern, PA 19355
(484) 595-6781
Grades: 1-12
| 52 students
Devon Preparatory School
Devon Preparatory School Photo - Each year members of Devon Prep's Christian Action Program (CAP) collects and delivers thousands of food items to an inner city community center for Thanksgiving.
All-boys (Catholic)
(3)
363 N. Valley Forge Road
Devon, PA 19333
(610) 688-7337
Grades: 6-12
| 336 students
Holy Family School
(Catholic)
221 3rd Ave
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(610) 933-7562
Grades: PK-8
| 271 students
Hopewell Christian Preschool
Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
852 Hopewell Rd
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 269-1545
Grades: PK
| 202 students
Malvern Preparatory School
Malvern Preparatory School Photo
All-boys (Catholic)
418 S. Warren Avenue
Malvern, PA 19355
(484) 595-1100
Grades: 6-12
| 652 students
Montgomery School
Montgomery School Photo - 5th Graders work with a team of scientists from the Ruth Patrick Center for Environmental Research (a program at the Academy of Natural Sciences) to conduct an in-depth study of Pickering Creek, which runs through Montgomery School's 60-acre campus.
(2)
1141 Kimberton Road
Chester Springs, PA 19425
(610) 827-7222
Grades: PK-8
| 232 students
2875 Manor Rd
Coatesville, PA 19320
(610) 384-5961
Grades: PK-9
| 1,259 students
St. Agnes Catholic School
St. Agnes Catholic School Photo
(Catholic)
211 W Gay St
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 696-1260
Grades: NS-8
| 389 students
St. Basil The Great School
(Catholic)
(1)
2330 Kimberton Rd
Kimberton, PA 19442
(610) 933-2453
Grades: PK-8
| 223 students
St. Joseph School
(Catholic)
340 Manor Ave
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 269-8999
Grades: PK-8
| 647 students
St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish School
(Catholic)
300 Daly Dr
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 399-8400
Grades: PK-8
| 247 students
St. Norbert Continuation School
St. Norbert Continuation School Photo - St. Norbert School- Faith, Academic Excellence and Service
(Catholic)
(4)
6 Greenlawn Rd
Paoli, PA 19301
(610) 644-1670
Grades: PK-8
| 201 students
St. Patrick School
(Catholic)
115 Channing Ave
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 644-5797
Grades: PK-8
| 382 students
Saints Simon & Jude School
Saints Simon & Jude School Photo - 2021 Archdiocese of Philadelphia School of Distinguished Instruction
(Catholic)
6 Cavanaugh Ct
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 696-5249
Grades: NS-8
| 372 students
Ss Peter And Paul School
(Catholic)
1327 E Boot Rd
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 696-1000
Grades: PK-8
| 337 students
Ss Philip & James Continuation School
(Catholic)
(5)
721 E Lincoln Hwy
Exton, PA 19341
(610) 363-6530
Grades: PK-8
| 265 students
Upland Country Day School
Upland Country Day School Photo - Upland began the first international exchange program at the middle school level in the country. Each year, two or more students from Turku, Finland spend their ninth grade year at Upland and Upland 8th and 9th graders travel to Finland and Germany or England to play hockey or lacrosse, experience the culture and take part in a tradition that dates back more than 35 years.
(7)
420 W Street Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
(610) 444-3035
Grades: NS-9
| 185 students
Vanguard School
Vanguard School Photo - The Vanguard School, Malvern, PA
Special Education School
1777 N. Valley Road
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 296-6700
Grades: PK-12
| 265 students
Villa Maria Academy High School
Villa Maria Academy High School Photo - Villa students welcome their new freshman "sisters" on the first day of school.
All-girls (Catholic)
(1)
370 Central Ave
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 644-2551
Grades: 9-12
| 418 students
West Chester Friends School
(Friends)
415 N High Street
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 696-2615
Grades: PK-5
| 170 students
West Fallowfield Christian School
West Fallowfield Christian School Photo
(Mennonite)
795 Fallowfield Rd
Atglen, PA 19310
(610) 593-5011
Grades: PK-8
| 145 students
Willistown Country Day Montessori
Montessori School
365 Paoli Pike/1133Paoli Pike
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 647-4001
Grades: PK-6
| 80 students
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Chester County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
100 Zook Farm Dr
Coatesville, PA 19320
Grades: 1-8
| 31 students
315 Technology Dr
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 647-5177
Grades: PK-K
| 43 students
325 N 5 Points Rd
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 696-5984
Grades: PK-K
| 4 students
601 Beaver Dam Rd
Honey Brook, PA 19344
(610) 273-7817
Grades: 1-8
| 30 students
205 Church Road
Oxford, PA 19363
(610) 932-3633
Grades: K-8
| 133 students
601 First Ave
Berwyn, PA 19312
(610) 644-8848
Grades: K-8
| 170 students
826 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 431-4465
Grades: 3-7
| 5 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Chester County, PA?
The top ranked private schools in Chester County, PA include Westtown School, The Phelps School and Delaware Valley Friends School.
How many private schools are located in Chester County, PA?
118 private schools are located in Chester County, PA.
How much do private schools cost in Chester County, PA?
The average tuition cost is $21,328, which is higher than the Pennsylvania private school average tuition cost of $12,187.
How diverse are private schools in Chester County, PA?
Chester County, PA private schools are approximately 18% minority students, which is lower than the Pennsylvania private school average of 26%.
What percentage of students in Chester County, PA go to private school?
15% of all K-12 students in Chester County, PA are educated in private schools (compared to the PA state average of 14%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Chester County, PA?
42% of private schools in Chester County, PA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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