The Children’s School at Saint John’s was founded to provide developmentally appropriate  programs to foster the development of children ages three months through six years from the families of Saint Joseph’s University, The Church of Saint John’s Lower Merion, and the community at large. We believe in the value and uniqueness of each child we serve. Our curriculum is designed to foster the social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and physical needs of the children we serve, and is based on the belief that young children need to be actively involved in learning through play and opportunities to explore, experience and succeed, as well as on widely accepted theories and principles of child growth and development.

The Children’s School has been successful since its inception by providing high-quality care and continues to be driven by its mission today. And, as a result, the school has obtained and maintained significant achievements: Certification by the Department of Public Welfare (DPW), a Private Academic License through the Department of Education (PA), Accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Children (NAEYC), and a four-star rating from the Pennsylvania Keystone STARS Initiative.

The Children’s School at Saint John’s

404 Levering Mill Road

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004


Telephone: 610.664.4588

Fax: 610.660.1162





Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:00AM to 6:00 PM


Executive Director: Margot Adams

Director: Sharon Walton


  1. Daria Stahn

    Good morning,
    me and my family are moved to Bala Cynwyd one week ago and I am looking for a daycare for my two years old son Matteo. We are coming from Germany and my husband will be working for Penn University. I was wondering if there is the possibility for a half day care. It would be very nice, if you could send me more informations. Thank you very much.

    1. Post author

      Hi Daria!

      Thank you for your interest in The Children’s School at Saint John’s. Unfortunately at this time, we do not have any openings for Matteo. I could always put him on our waiting list, and if something opens up, we will let you know. Also, we only offer full-day care.

      Once you are settled in the area, please give us a call and you could come in for a tour!

      Thanks so much and good luck with your move!

      Margot Adams
      Executive Director


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