Living on the Main Line - Schools, Universities & Colleges

Main Line Public & Private Schools, Colleges & Universities

The Main Line name has long been associated with well-respected, private educational institutions, fine public schools and world-class universities. In particular, the easternside of Main Line has several prestigious universities & colleges, such as Villanova University, Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College and Rosemont College. This region has some of the most respected private schools in the nation including the Shipley School, the Haverford school, the Baldwin School, the Episcopal Academy, Friends Central and the Agnes Irwin School.

One of the best assets of the Main Line is its numerous nationally ranked public and private schools. The school districts that serve the Main Line are Lower Merion School District in Montgomery County, Radnor Township School District and School District of Haverford Township in Delaware County, and Tredyffrin/Easttown School District 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

  • Harriton High School - Bryn Mawr/Rosemont
  • Lower Merion High School - Ardmore PA
  • Haverford High School - Havertown PA
  • Radnor High School - Radnor PA
  • Conestoga High School (Tredyffrin/Easttown)
  • Great Valley High School - 

Private Schools

  • Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (Girls) - Villanova PA
  • Agnes Irwin School (Girls)
  • Akiba Hebrew Academy (Co-ed) - Bryn Mawr
  • Baldwin School (Girls) - Bryn Mawr
  • Country Day School of the Sacred Heart (Girls)
  • Devon Preparatory School (Boys) - Devon PA
  • Episcopal Academy - 
  • Friends Central School
  • 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)

Lower Merion Township

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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Welsh Valley Middle School    Harriton High School


Radnor Township

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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Tredyffrin Township

Like Lower Merion, the Tredyffrin Township has 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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Haverford Township

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 5000 to 5500, and comprises five elementary schools, one middle school and a high school.

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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.