Main Line – Schools, Universities and Colleges


The Main Line name has long been associated with well-respected, private educational institutions, fine public schools and world-class universities. Our Universities and Colleges, include Villanova University, Bryn Mawr College, Cabrini College, Eastern University, Harcum College, Haverford College, Immaculata University, Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies and Rosemont College.

The Main Line includes may nationally ranked public and private schools. The school districts that serve the Main Line are Tredyffrin/Easttown School District in Chester County, Radnor Township School District in Delaware County, Lower Merion School District in Montgomery County, School District of Haverford Township in Delaware County, and Great Valley School District in Chester County. In addition to the Main Lines nationally ranked public schools, the region is also home to some of the best and most exclusive private schools in the country.

Public High Schools

Conestoga High School (Tredyffrin/Easttown) – Wayne
Radnor High School – Radnor
Harriton High School – Bryn Mawr/Rosemont
Lower Merion High School – Ardmore
Haverford High School – Havertown
Great Valley High School – Malvern

Private Schools

Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (Girls) – Villanova PA
Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (Girls) – Villanova
Agnes Irwin School (Girls) – Bryn Mawr
Ariba Hebrew Academy (Co-ed) – Bryn Mawr
The Baldwin School (Girls) – Bryn Mawr
Chesterbrook Academy – Wayne
Church Farm School (Boys) – Exton
Country Day School of the Sacred Heart (Girls) – Bryn Mawr
Delaware County Christian School – Newtown Square
Devon Preparatory School (Boys) – Devon PA
Episcopal Academy – Newtown Square
Friends School Haverford – Haverford
Friends’ Central School – Wynnewood
Germantown Academy – Fort Washington
Gladwyne Montessori School – Gladwyne
Malvern Preparatory School (Boys) – Malvern PA
Merion Mercy Academy (Girls)
The Haverford School (Boys) – Haverford PA
The Shipley School – Bryn Mawr PA
Valley Forge Military Academy – Valley Forge PA
Villa Maria Academy (Girls)

Parochial Schools

Archbishop Carroll High School – Radnor, Pa
Archbishop John Carroll High School
St. Norberts School (Pre-K~8 co-ed)


Tredyffrin Township is a large school district, consisting of five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. This school district has been recognized several times for its levels of academic and artistic excellence, as seen by the large number of scholarships, both local and national, received by its students

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The major school districts of the Maine Line are divided according to the boundaries of its four townships. The Radnor Township School district includes the community of St. Davids and parts of the communities of Wayne, Rosemont, Bryn Mawr, Villanova, Ithan, Newtown Square and Radnor. The school system serves a multi-cultural student population, and includes three elementary schools, one middle school and a high school.

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The Lower Merion School District is formed by the Lower Merion Township as well as the Borough of Narberth. This district is quite large, serving 6,598 students, and comprises six elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. One advantage of schools in this district is the small class sizes, roughly 20 students per class, which allows for more student-teacher interaction and personalized form of teaching and earning.

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Finally, the school district of Haverford Township is located in a residential community in northeastern Delaware County, just outside the city of Philadelphia. The student enrollment in the district ranges between 5,000 to 5,500, and comprises five elementary schools, one middle school and a high school.

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Great Valley High School is ranked 18th within Pennsylvania. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Great Valley High School is 53 percent. Great Valley High School is the only high school in the district.

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All school districts on the Main Line are supported by strong communities that recognize the importance of education. These school districts not only encourage academic excellence but also provide safe, nurturing environments that allow for the outstanding mental and physical development of each student.