Top 20 Best Chester County Private Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 116 private schools serving 14,584 students in Chester County, PA (there are 106 public schools, serving 87,647 public students). 14% of all K-12 students in Chester County, PA are educated in private schools (compared to the PA state average of 13%).
The best top ranked private schools in Chester County, PA include Westtown School, Vanguard School and Holy Family School.
The average tuition cost is $19,491, which is higher than the Pennsylvania private school average tuition cost of $11,935.
43% of private schools in Chester County, PA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Amish).

Top Ranked Chester County Private Schools (2023)

School
Location
Grades
Students
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)
(10)
975 Westtown Road
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 399-0123
Grades: PK-12
| 695 students
Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School
Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School Photo
Special Program Emphasis
1190 McDermott Drive
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 719-0240
Grades: PK-5
| 110 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
| 220 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
(610) 616-5106
Grades: 6-12
| n/a 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
290 State Rd
West Grove, PA 19390
(610) 869-9576
Grades: PK-8
| 202 students
Bishop Shanahan High School
(Catholic)
220 Woodbine Rd
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 518-1300
Grades: 9-12
| 876 students
Charlestown Playhouse, Inc.
Charlestown Playhouse, Inc. Photo
Alternative School
2478 Charlestown Rd
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(610) 933-2762
Grades: PK-K
| 85 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 (Episcopal)
1001 E Lincoln Hwy
Exton, PA 19341
(610) 363-7500
Grades: 9-12
| 180 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.
Special Education School
1120 E. Street Rd, P.O. Box 54
Westtown, PA 19395
(610) 399-1135
Grades: 6-12
| 28 students
Curiosity Corner Children's Academy
Daycare / Preschool
2970 Upper Valley Road, Curiosity Corner
Parkesburg, PA 19365
(610) 857-2576
Grades: NS
| 35 students
905 S Waterloo Rd
Devon, PA 19333
(484) 654-2400
Grades: PK-12
| 647 students
Devereux Brandywine
All-boys | Special Education School
160 Devereux Road
Glenmoore, PA 19343
(484) 873-4955
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)
(2)
363 N. Valley Forge Road
Devon, PA 19333
(610) 688-7337
Grades: 6-12
| 317 students
Holy Family School
(Catholic)
221 3rd Ave
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(610) 933-7562
Grades: PK-8
| 301 students
Kimberton Waldorf School
Kimberton Waldorf School Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(5)
410 W Seven Stars Rd
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(610) 933-3635
Grades: PK-12
| 253 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: NS-8
| 585 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. Joseph School
(Catholic)
340 Manor Ave
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 269-8999
Grades: PK-8
| 674 students
St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish School
(Catholic)
300 Daly Dr
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 399-8400
Grades: PK-8
| 254 students
St. Patrick School
(Catholic)
115 Channing Ave
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 644-5797
Grades: K-9
| 348 students
Ss Peter And Paul School
(Catholic)
1327 E Boot Rd
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 696-1000
Grades: PK-8
| 351 students
Ss Philip & James Elementary School
(Catholic)
(5)
721 E Lincoln Hwy
Exton, PA 19341
(610) 363-6530
Grades: PK-8
| 302 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, Fall, 2022.
All-girls (Catholic)
(1)
370 Central Ave
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 644-2551
Grades: 9-12
| 422 students
Villa Maria Academy Lower School
Villa Maria Academy Lower School Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
(14)
280 IHM Drive
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 644-4864
Grades: NS-8
| 264 students
West Chester Friends School
(Friends)
415 N High Street
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 696-2937
Grades: NS-5
| 148 students
West Chester Nazarene Christian School
Daycare / Preschool (Church of the Nazarene)
424 S Darlington St
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 692-7272
Grades: NS-PK
| 27 students
West Fallowfield Christian School
West Fallowfield Christian School Photo
(Mennonite)
795 Fallowfield Rd
Atglen, PA 19310
(610) 593-5011
Grades: PK-11
| 176 students
Willistown Country Day Montessori
Montessori School
365 Paoli Pike/1133Paoli Pike
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 647-4001
Grades: PK-6
| 80 students
A Child's Place
Daycare / Preschool
524 Sugartown Rd
Devon, PA 19333
(610) 687-4999
Grades: K
| 21 students
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Chester County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
601 Beaver Dam Rd
Honey Brook, PA 19344
(610) 273-7817
Grades: 1-8
| 30 students
601 First Ave
Berwyn, PA 19312
(610) 644-8848
Grades: K-8
| 170 students
6 Cavanaugh Ct
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 696-5249
Grades: NS-8
| 341 students
826 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 431-4465
Grades: 3-7
| 5 students

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