Phebe Anna Thorne School

  • The Thorne preschool at Bryn Mawr College is a play-based program where children grow and learn through active exploration, problem solving, and socialization.
  • Experienced teachers and interested undergraduates facilitate the children's classroom experiences.
  • The Thorne kindergarten (located on the campus of Haverford College) balances children's choices of activities with developmentally appropriate, teacher-directed, instructional time.

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School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLanguage-based support for children with speech and language delays (not disorders)
Year Founded1952
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students43 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Phebe Anna Thorne School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
% on Financial Aid
5%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,500
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
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  • Villanova
    Academy-notre Dame De Namur
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 6-12 | 536 students
    2.7 miles
    560 Sproul Rd
    Villanova, PA 19085
    (610)687-0650
    2.7 6-12
    536

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The average acceptance rate in Bryn Mawr, PA is 73% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).