The Main Line is home to outstanding public school districts which offer some of the very best K-12 schools in the entire U.S. There are also many nationally recognized private schools which are a magnet for out-of-state buyers. This page contains the current rankings for all of the public schools and community info, as well as the contacts for all of our private schools. Please contact us for more information.
Main Line Public School Districts
Tredyffrin-Easttown School District
U.S News & World Report ranked Conestoga High School #4 in PA out of 952 high schools.
The Tredyffrin-Easttown School District serves the townships of Tredyffrin and Easttown, encompassing 38 square miles in eastern Chester County. The area is primarily made up of single-family homes, and includes such notable communities as Paoli, Devon, Berwyn, Daylesford, Chesterbrook, Strafford, and Wayne. More than 6,000 students attend T/E's eight schools.
Tredyffrin Township includes the towns of Wayne, Strafford, Paoli and Malvern. This township is the last outpost on the Main Line and historically had a strong agricultural heritage. It is on the east edge of Chester County. Consequently, the towns in Tredyffrin have a more rural flavor. The township has excellent schools, and many new housing developments, as well as beautiful historic homes to choose from. Tredyffrin Township includes on its northern boundary a small part of Valley Forge National Historic Park, where George Washington encamped during the American War of Independence.
Easttown Township includes the towns of Berwyn and Devon and is set in rolling hills in the extreme eastern portion of Chester County. It was organized in 1704 and encompasses an area of 8.2 square miles. The population of the township as of 2000 was 10,270. The Public School District in Easttown Township is the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District. In the early 1900’s, Easttown was a thickly settled farming district that included some fine country estates of wealthy Philadelphians. Many of these affluent residents used the train on the Main Line to commute to their city businesses.
Radnor School District
U.S News & World Report ranked Radnor High School #3 in PA out of 952 high schools.
Radnor School District includes one high, one middle and three elementary schools. Radnor Elementary School was built in 2001 and is Pennsylvania's first "green" school. Radnor High School has been named a Blue Ribbon winner by the US Department of Education. RTSD is consistently recognized as one of the finest school districts in the nation, with a vast network of parks, playgrounds, athletic fields and learning spaces.
Radnor Township includes the towns of Radnor, St. Davids and Wayne. Schools in Radnor Township are considered to be some of the finest in the nation and include Villanova University, Cabrini College, Valley Forge Military Academy, and Eastern University. Even though a large percentage of the Main Line residents commute to the city for work, Radnor Township offers plentiful employment opportunities. Many large corporations are headquartered in this region. Radnor Township has a strong economic base and is one of the most affluent regions of the Main Line. The township’s average family income is more than double that of the statewide average. Beautiful, stately homes and well-maintained historical buildings grace the towns of Radnor Township. Radnor Township was voted one of the “Best Places to Live in the Suburbs”, according to Philadelphia Magazine.
Lower Merion School District
Of the District's nine eligible schools, all have received recognition for excellence by the Commonwealth and seven have received the National Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence in Education. LMSD schools rank among the highest in Pennsylvania for SAT and PSAT scores, AP Participation rate, total number of National Merit Semifinalists, total number of International Baccalaureate diplomas granted and in numerous publications' "Top Schools" lists. Approximately 97% of high school graduates attend institutions of higher learning.
Lower Merion Township is closest to Philadelphia and is home to some of the most attractive Main Line towns including Gladwyne, Haverford, Bryn Mawr and Villanova. Some of the nation’s most prestigious and historical institutions are located in Lower Merion, including Bryn Mawr College, Saint Joseph's University, and Rosemont College. The area is graced with fine estates, quaint historic buildings, as well as exclusive shops. These towns are also home to some of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the United States.
Great Valley School District
2019 ratings on Niche ranked Great Valley School District #91 in the entire U.S, out of 10,758 school districts and #11 out of 498 school districts in PA.
U.S News & World Report ranked Great Valley High School #14 in PA out of 952 high schools.
The Mission of the Great Valley School District is to ensure that every student is inspired and prepared to be a passionate lifelong learner and a productive invested participant in the local and global community.
The Great Valley School District is located in southeastern Pennsylvania, in the Philadelphia suburbs, specifically in the Delaware Valley region known as the Main Line, in eastern Chester County. The district provides public education for students in Charlestown, East Whiteland, and Willistown townships, as well as Malvern borough. The district is located in the general area known locally as the Great Valley. It's comprised of parts of Newtown Square, Malvern, Berwyn, and Paoli.
Haverford School District
2019 ratings on Niche ranked Haverford School District #194 in the entire U.S, out of 10,758 school districts and #23 out of 498 school districts in PA.
U.S News & World Report ranked Haverford High School #67 in PA in Pennsylvania out of 952 high schools.
Haverford Township School District is a suburban community encompassing 10 square miles located in southeastern Pennsylvania bordering Philadelphia. There are presently over 48,000 people residing in Haverford Township, with a median age of 41. Haverford Township Parks & Recreation Department offers many sports for a variety of ages all year round. The township community library is a major literacy center with programs for children, teenagers, and adults.
Organizational resources available to the School District of Haverford Township include but are not limited to: Rotary and Optimist Clubs and the Haverford Township School District Educational Foundation. Haverford, which is a member of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and the Main Line Chamber of Commerce, maintains partnerships with local universities and colleges, businesses, service organizations, realtors, community groups and senior citizen organizations.
Haverford Township towns include Bryn Mawr, Havertown, and Haverford. It also contains parts of Ardmore and Wynnewood. Haverford Township offers gorgeous estates, stately homes, as well as a wide range of housing options. The renowned Merion Golf Club is in Haverford Township. The private schools of Haverford, Baldwinand Agnes Irwin are located close by and Haverford Township is also the home of the very well-respected Haverford College, making Haverford Township the choice of many discerning families.
Upper Merion School District
2019 ratings on Niche ranked Upper Merion School District #522 in the entire U.S, out of 10,758 school districts and #54 out of 498 school districts in PA.
U.S News & World Report ranked Upper Merion High School #70 in PA out of 952 high schools.
Upper Merion School District is home to six schools; four elementary buildings serving grades pre-K to 4, a middle school for students in grades 5-8 and a high school for grades 9-12. In the 2016 school year the student population is over 3900.
Upper Merion is a township in Montgomery County. The population was 28,395 at the 2010 U.S. Census. Located 16 miles from Philadelphia, it consists of the villages of Gulph Mills, King of Prussia, and Wayne. The westernmost part of the township is the site of Valley Forge, as well as comprising the largest part of the 1,300-acre Valley Forge National Historical Park. The township is the home of the King of Prussia Mall. King of Prussia is also a major office park hosting firms such as Lockheed Martin and GlaxoSmithKline.
Main Line Private Schools
Academy of Notre Dame de Namur
560 Sproul Rd, Villanova
Agnes Irwin School
Ithan Ave. & Conestoga Rd, Rosemont
Archbishop Carroll H.S.
211 Matsonford Rd, Radnor
Armenian Sisters Academy
440 Upper Gulph Rd, Wayne
701 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr
711 Hollow Rd, Phoenixville
Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
480 S. Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr
Delaware County Christain School
462 Malin Rd, Newtown Square
Delaware Valley Friends School
19 E. Central Ave, Paoli
Devon Preparatory School
363 N. Valley Forge Rd., Devon
The Episcopal Academy
1785 Bishop White Dr, Newtown Square
French International School of Philadelphia
150 North Highland Ave, Bala Cynwyd
Friends' Central School - Lower Division
228 Old Gulph Rd, Wynnewood
Friends' Central School - Upper Division
1101 City Ave, Wynnewood
Friends' School of Haverford
851 Buck Ln, Haverford
Gladwyne Montessori School
920 Youngsford Rd, Gladwyne
450 Lancaster Ave, Haverford
675 N. Wayne Ave, Wayne
Hill Top Preparatory
737 South Ithan Ave, Rosemont
St. Matthew's Methodist Church
600 Walker Rd, Wayne
Main Line Academy
125 Bryn Mawr Ave, Ardmore
Malvern Preparatory School
418 S. Warren Rd, Malvern
2600 Wayland Rd, Berwyn
Montessori Children's House of Valley Forge
1630 Thomas Rd, Wayne
The Phebe Anne Thorne School
1029 Wyndon Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA
The Phelps School
583 Sugartown Rd, Malvern, PA 19355
Presbyterian Children's Village
452 South Roberts Rd, Rosemont
Rosemont School of the Holy Child
1344 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr
480 Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr
814 Yarrow St, Bryn Mawr
St. Aloysius Academy
401 S. Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr
St. Katherine of Siena
229 Windermere Ave, Wayne
St. Margaret School
227 N. Narberth Ave, Narberth
St. Norbert School
6 Greenlawn Rd, Paoli PA
Stratford Friends School
2 Bishop Hollow Rd, Newtown Square
TALK Institute and School
395 Bishop Hollow Rd, Newtown Square
School at Church Farms
Box 2000, Paoli
St. Margaret Catholic Elementary School
227 N. Narberth Ave, Narberth
Valley Forge Military Academy
1001 Eagle Rd, Wayne
The Vanguard School
1777 N. Valley Rd, Malvern
Villa Maria Academy
370 Old Lincoln Hwy, Malvern
West Chester Friends School
415 North High Street, West Chester
1321 Beaumont Dr, Gladwyne
The West Hill School
1455 West Hill Rd, Rosemont
445 Upper Gulph Rd, Wayne