Top 20 Best Pennsylvania Private Preschools Belonging to Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 55 private preschools belonging to Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) serving 21,130 students in Pennsylvania. You can also find more schools membership associations in Pennsylvania.
The top ranked private preschools belonging to Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) in Pennsylvania include The Agnes Irwin School, Westtown School and The Haverford School.
The average tuition cost is $24,227, which is higher than the Pennsylvania private preschool average tuition cost of $8,703.
40% of private preschools belonging to Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) in Pennsylvania are religiously affiliated (most commonly Friends and Catholic).

Top Ranked Private Preschools Belonging to Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) in Pennsylvania (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Abington Friends School
Abington Friends School Photo
(Friends)
(3)
575 Washington Ln
Jenkintown, PA 19046
(215) 576-3950
Grades: PK-12
| 604 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
Milton Hershey School
Milton Hershey School Photo - At Milton Hershey School, our founders' generosity and vision have enabled us to develop and maintain a whole child approach to education and programming that comes at no cost to our students or their families.
(2)
1201 Homestead Ln
Hershey, PA 17033
(800) 322-3248
Grades: PK-12
| 2,189 students
Newtown Friends School
Newtown Friends School Photo
(Friends)
(10)
1450 Newtown Langhorne Road
Newtown, PA 18940
(215) 968-2225
Grades: PK-8
| 323 students
St. Peter's School
St. Peter's School Photo
(4)
319 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 925-3963
Grades: NS-8
| 173 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
The Agnes Irwin School
The Agnes Irwin School Photo
All-girls
(3)
275 S Ithan Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 525-8400
Grades: NS-12
| 587 students
Aquinas Academy
Aquinas Academy Photo
(Catholic)
2308 West Hardies Road
Gibsonia, PA 15044
(724) 444-0722
Grades: NS-12
| 478 students
The Baldwin School
The Baldwin School Photo - Girls sometimes learn that the effect they predicted on paper isn't always what happens in the test tube, and that rethinking a reaction-- or learning about the world and coming up with a smart, new prediction-- is the real solution.
All-girls
(1)
701 Montgomery Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 525-2700
Grades: PK-12
| 566 students
Community Day School
(Jewish)
6424 Forward Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 521-1100
Grades: NS-8
| 269 students
The Ellis School
The Ellis School Photo
All-girls
(18)
6425 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 661-5992
Grades: PK-12
| 403 students
Erie Day School
Erie Day School Photo
1372 W 6th St
Erie, PA 16505
(814) 452-4273
Grades: NS-8
| 215 students
Frankford Friends School
Frankford Friends School Photo
(Friends)
(1)
1500 Orthodox Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
(215) 533-5368
Grades: PK-8
| n/a students
Friends School Haverford
Friends School Haverford Photo
(Friends)
(8)
851 Buck Lane
Haverford, PA 19041
(610) 642-2334
Grades: PK-5
| 109 students
Friends' Central Lower School
(Friends)
228 Old Gulph Rd
Wynnewood, PA 19096
(610) 642-7575
Grades: NS-5
| 264 students
Germantown Academy
Germantown Academy Photo - Second grade students research various species in the Wissahickon Creek, which runs through the heart of GA's campus.
(2)
340 Morris Rd
Fort Washington, PA 19034
(267) 405-7070
Grades: PK-12
| 1,183 students
Germantown Friends School
Germantown Friends School Photo
(Friends)
31 W Coulter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 951-2300
Grades: NS-12
| 1,157 students
Gladwyne Montessori
Gladwyne Montessori Photo - 3rd year primary student gives a lesson to a 2nd year primary student using the iconic pink tower, specifically designed for children to learn about space, size, and comparison in a concrete manner.
Montessori School
(10)
920 Youngsford Road
Gladwyne, PA 19035
(610) 649-1761
Grades: NS-6
| 232 students
The Grayson School
The Grayson School Photo - RADNOR, Pa., May 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Trustees of The Grayson School are pleased to announce that the school has been granted accreditation by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) for ten years-an unprecedented term for a young school in their initial application year.
Special Program Emphasis
211 Matsonford Road
Wayne, PA 19087
(484) 428-3241
Grades: PK-12
| 150 students
Gwynedd Friends School
Gwynedd Friends School Photo
Daycare / Preschool (Friends)
1101 Dekalb Pike
North Wales, PA 19454
(215) 699-5392
Grades: PK-K
| 182 students
Harrisburg Academy
Harrisburg Academy Photo - Upper School Students take a moment to discuss the period's lecture.
(6)
10 Erford Road
Lemoyne, PA 17043
(717) 763-7811
Grades: NS-12
| 356 students
The Haverford School
The Haverford School Photo - Haverford's visual arts program includes 10 dedicated art studios and a design and engineering studio. Students experiment with 3D printing and other new media.
All-boys
(1)
450 Lancaster Ave.
Haverford, PA 19041
(610) 642-3020
Grades: PK-12
| 946 students
Holy Child Academy
Holy Child Academy Photo
(Catholic)
(6)
475 Shadeland Ave
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
(610) 259-2712
Grades: NS-8
| 170 students
Holy Child School at Rosemont
Holy Child School at Rosemont Photo
(Catholic)
(1)
1344 Montgomery Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 922-1000
Grades: NS-8
| 320 students
725 Hamilton Road
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 392-2916
Grades: PK-12
| 570 students
Meadowbrook School
Meadowbrook School Photo
(6)
1641 Hampton Rd
Jenkintown, PA 19046
(215) 884-3238
Grades: NS-6
| 119 students
Media-Providence Friends School
(Friends)
125 W. 3rd Street
Media, PA 19063
(610) 565-1960
Grades: NS-8
| 131 students
The Miquon School
The Miquon School Photo
(5)
2025 Harts Lane
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 828-1231
Grades: PK-6
| 152 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
New School Montessori
New School Montessori Photo
Montessori School
935 Columbia Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 397-7655
Grades: NS-8
| 255 students
49 Haverford Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096
(610) 658-2518
Grades: PK-5
| 247 students
Plymouth Meeting Friends School
Plymouth Meeting Friends School Photo
(Friends)
(4)
2150 Butler Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
(610) 828-2288
Grades: NS-6
| 99 students
Sewickley Academy
Sewickley Academy Photo - For Who You Are. For Who You Will Become.
(10)
315 Academy Avenue
Sewickley, PA 15143
(412) 741-2235
Grades: PK-12
| 599 students
Shady Side Academy
Shady Side Academy Photo - Shady Side Academy Senior School resides on a 130- acre campus which offers incredible facilities and resources that enable students to fuel their passions. Advanced level courses, teachers that motivate and support, and a college-like campus all help to prepare students for college and beyond.
(2)
423 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 968-3179
Grades: PK-12
| 1,221 students
400 S Braddock
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
(412) 968-3179
Grades: PK-5
| 322 students
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