Best Alternative Schools in Pennsylvania 2022: Rating, Grades & More

Hi readers! In this post, I’ve compiled a list of best alternative schools in Pennsylvania. The list consists of both public and private schools. Here, readers will find the following details – top alternative schools, their address, grades, student teacher ratio and more.

Alternative Schools Pennsylvania

Best Public & Private Alternative Schools in Pennsylvania for 2022

Rank

School

Low Grade

High Grade

Address

City

Student Teacher Ratio

1JEFFERSONVILLE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL231770 W MAIN STNORRISTOWN1
2CREATIVE BEGINNINGS23121 HUNTINGDON PIKE STE 1ROCKLEDGE1.13
3FAIRY TALE ACADEMY238002 W CHESTER PIKEUPPER DARBY1.25
4THE LOTUS SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS131685 SHERMAN RDOTTSVILLE1.4
5JOLLY TODDLERS CHILD CARE CENTER & SCHOOL24275 2ND ST PIKESOUTHAMPTON1.66
6HARBOR HOUSE CENTER EARLY ACADEMICS23113 BYRON AVEALTOONA1.97
7EVAN THOMAS INSTITUTE698801 STENTON AVEWYNDMOOR2
8TEMPLE BETH TORAH SCHOOL OF EARLY LEARNING AT OYRT24971 OLD YORK RDABINGTON2
9BRIGHT EYES ACADEMY23171 N 2ND ST PIKECHURCHVILLE2.3
10TARLETON SCHOOL26327 WATERLOO AVEBERWYN2.32
11AARDVARK CHILD CARE & LEARNING CENTER24PO BOX 469GLEN MILLS2.5
12HEART PRINTS EARLY EDUCATION CENTER23850 CRANBERRY WOODS DRCRANBERRY TOWNSHIP2.5
13THE GODDARD SCHOOL235049 RITTER RDMECHANICSBURG2.5
14ST FAITH PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN231208 ALLSTON RDHAVERTOWN2.64
15BUXMONT ACADEMY1217PO BOX 283PIPERSVILLE2.81
16Youth Forestry Camp #307124534 Tar Kiln RoadJames Creek2.9000000
17Youth Forestry Camp #20712Hickory Run State ParkWhite Haven3.0000000
18BALD EAGLE WILDERNESS BOYS CAMP SCHOOL8151077 WILDERNESS TRLMILL HALL3
19GODDARD SCHOOL23119 PHEASANT RUNNEWTOWN3
20LITTLE FRIENDS CHILD CARE & KINDERGARTEN239107 W CHESTER PIKEUPPER DARBY3
21MARGARET SHADICK CYERT CENTER FOR EARLY ED & PROG231060 MOREWOOD AVEPITTSBURGH3
22STEM STEPS233281 WEXFORD RDGIBSONIA3
23South Mountain Secure Trmnt Un0712PO Box 374South Mountain3.1000000
24SPRING HOUSE EARLY LEARNING INC23809 N BETHLEHEM PIKE BLDG DAMBLER3.12
25GODDARD SCHOOL23250 LANCASTER AVEMALVERN3.33
26PA TREATMENT & HEALING – WILLIAMSPORT12171536 CATHERINE STWILLIAMSPORT3.44
27MEADOWS OF HOPE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL12171226 SILVER SPRING RDHOLTWOOD3.5
28Loysville Youth Dev Ctr0512Loysville ComplexLoysville3.6000000
29SOUDERTON VANTAGE ACADEMY11171350 WELSH RDNORTH WALES3.71
30EARLY LEARNING CHILDRENS ACADEMY23410 COMMERCE DRFORT WASHINGTON4
31ST GABRIELS HALL11PO BOX 7280AUDUBON4.14
32LAKESIDE EDUCATIONAL NETWORK1117111 CHESTNUT LNNORTH WALES4.24
33Danville Ctr Adolescent Female071213 Kirkbride DriveDanville4.3000000
34North Central Secure Trmnt Unt0712210 Clinic RdDanville4.3000000
35DEVEREUX DAY SCHOOL817655 SUGARTOWN RDMALVERN4.88
36GODDARD SCHOOL23420 DRESHER RD BHORSHAM5
37KINDER CARE LEARNING CENTER23103 HIGHPOINTE BLVDSEVEN FIELDS5
38ABRAXAS ACADEMY10171000 ACADEMY DRMORGANTOWN5.16
39COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL CENTER235151 COLD SPRING CREAMERY RDDOYLESTOWN5.26
40ABRAXAS LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM1117PO BOX 354SOUTH MOUNTAIN5.27
41RIVER ROCK ACADEMY1117810 BROWNSVILLE RDREADING5.3
42OAKWOOD BAPTIST DAY SCHOOL234315 CHESTNUT STCAMP HILL5.38
43ROYAL OAK NURSERY SCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN234413 MOUNT ROYAL BLVDALLISON PARK5.38
44ABRAXAS I ARLENE LISSNER HIGH SCHOOL1217165 ABRAXAS RDMARIENVILLE5.54
45KEYSTONE SMILES ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION1217PO BOX 352KNOX5.83
46CHILDWORKS INC.23PO BOX 206KULPSVILLE6
47SCHOOLHOUSE LEARNING CENTER-SELLERSVILLE33600 S MAIN STSELLERSVILLE6
48TINY MIRACLES LEARNING CENTER23101 S OAK AVEPRIMOS6
49DE LA SALLE VOCATIONAL SCHOOL111265 ST RDBENSALEM6.12
50PROSPECT GROVE HIGH SCHOOL14171290 PROSPECT RDCOLUMBIA6.16
51ST DAVID’S NURSERY SCHOOL23816 S VALLEY FORGE RDDEVON6.19
52PA TREATMENT & HEALING – EAST STROUDSBURG1216149 SAW MILL CTEAST STROUDSBURG6.4
53NOREEN COOK CENTER FOR ECE OF HAR ZION TEMPLE231500 HAGYS FORD RDPENN VALLEY6.55
54ABRAXAS YOUTH CENTER1217PO BOX 334SOUTH MOUNTAIN6.66
55PA TREATMENT & HEALING – SCRANTON12152400 STAFFORD AVESCRANTON6.66
56SMALL WORLD DAYCARE CENTER2441 ROTH CHURCH RDSPRING GROVE6.66
57ACTIVE LEARNING CENTER339999 HAMILTON BLVD BLDG 10BREINIGSVILLE7
58CALVARY BAPTIST PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN23120 ANBORN DRWEST MIFFLIN7
59MAIN LINE REFORM TEMPLE SCHOOL FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD23410 MONTGOMERY AVEWYNNEWOOD7
60PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF ROYERSFORD23259 ROYERSFORD RDROYERSFORD7
61ROBERT J WILF PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN2345 HAVERFORD RDWYNNEWOOD7
62SONSHINE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY233601 GARRETT RDDREXEL HILL7
63TENDER CARE LEARNING CENTER1110 N MEADOWS DRWEXFORD7
64CAPITAL ACADEMY8171414 N CAMERON STHARRISBURG7.15
65HILDEBRANDT LEARNING CENTER331500 ELMERTON AVEHARRISBURG7.27
66CITY KIDS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL232311 S 13TH STPHILADELPHIA7.36
67ADELPHOI EDUCATION PARTIAL HOSPITALIZATION613310 LIGONIER STLATROBE7.5
68HANSEL & GRETEL EARLY LEARNING CENTER232206 WALNUT STHARRISBURG7.5
69KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER33106 VIP DRWEXFORD7.5
70SHAARE SHAMAYIM PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN239768 VERREE RDPHILADELPHIA7.5
71HARBORCREEK YOUTH SERVICES11175712 IROQUOIS AVEHARBORCREEK7.62
72BETH ISRAEL KINDERGARTEN33PO BOX 678UWCHLAND7.69
73PROJECT LEARN SCHOOL3136525 GERMANTOWN AVEPHILADELPHIA7.7
74ST STEPHENS SCHOOL243900 MECHANICSVILLE RDWHITEHALL7.72
75LIFEWORKS SCHOOL AT ROCKBOURNE FALLS10174 ROCKBOURNE RDCLIFTON HEIGHTS7.75
76ROSE TREE DAY SCHOOL23145 W ROSE TREE RDMEDIA7.89
77CHESTERBROOK ACADEMY33441 N LEWIS RDLIMERICK8
78CHRIST LUTHERAN CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER23126 W MAIN STDALLASTOWN8
79GRAND VIEW HOSP CHILDRENS CENTER234 LIFE MARK DRSELLERSVILLE8
80KEEP AT MANOA COMMUNITY CHURCH23153 N EAGLE RDHAVERTOWN8
81KEHILLAH EARLY LEARNING CENTER232 CHESTER RDWALLINGFORD8
82CARNEGIE MELLON UNIV CHILDREN’S SCHOOL23CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY MMC 17PITTSBURGH8.21
83ST KATHARINE DREXEL SCHOOL11173436 BRISTOL PIKEBENSALEM8.6
84CONGREGATION OHR MENACHEM-1-1180 GLENMERE RDCANADENSIS8.82
85HILDEBRANDT LEARNING CENTER333500 CORPORATE PKWYCENTER VALLEY9
86HILDEBRANDT LEARNING CENTER232390 BERNVILLE RDREADING9
87KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER34700 COMMERCE DRCORAOPOLIS9
88LITTLE PEOPLE DAYCARE23780 CHICKIES HILL RDCOLUMBIA9
89LITTLE PEOPLE DAYCARE SCHOOL23154 3RD AVEKINGSTON9
90NEW OUTLOOK ACADEMY1317900 AGNEW RDPITTSBURGH9
91THE GODDARD SCHOOL241545 WESTERLY PKWYSTATE COLLEGE9
92DUCKLINGS EARLY LEARNING CENTER33700 OLD FORGE LNKENNETT SQUARE9.09
93OVERBROOK PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN236376 CITY AVE 1PHILADELPHIA9.5
94GARRETTS WAY23395 BISHOP HOLLOW RDNEWTOWN SQUARE9.58
95ACTIVE LEARNING CENTER237200B WINDSOR DRALLENTOWN10
96CHESTERBROOK ACADEMY231000 MANOR DRCHALFONT10
97CHILDRENS SCHOOL AT ST JOHNS23404 LEVERING MILL RDBALA CYNWYD10
98FIRST IMPRESSIONS CHILD CARE CENTER, INC.33131 W MAIN STMACUNGIE10
99GRACE LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN23205 S GARNER STSTATE COLLEGE10
100IM BIG NOW LEARNING CENTER23106 S LEHIGH ST STE 201SHAVERTOWN10
101JUST CHILDREN3347 BRIDGETOWN PIKEFEASTERVILLE TREVOSE10
102KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER23124 WILHAVEN RDMCMURRAY10
103KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER33451 E GERMANTOWN PIKEEAST NORRITON10
104NOAHS ARK CHRISTIAN CHILD CARE CENTER24100 S CHURCH STWAYNESBORO10
105RADCLIFFE LEARNING CENTER231101 RADCLIFFE STBRISTOL10
106RAINBOW ACADEMY23226 GRENOBLE RDIVYLAND10
107ST ANDREWS NURSERY SCHOOL2445 W AFTON AVEYARDLEY10
108TEMPLE BETH HILLEL-BETH EL EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER231001 REMINGTON RDWYNNEWOOD10
109TENDER YEARS23203 HOUSE AVECAMP HILL10
110ZIPPORAH ABRAMSON CENTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD ED33239 E WELSH RDMAPLE GLEN10
111THANKFUL LEARNING CENTER, INC.2113200 N 17TH ST # 10PHILADELPHIA10.33
112ALBRIGHT EARLY LEARNING CENTER333040 KUTZTOWN RDREADING11
113KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER235016 PENNELL RDASTON11
114TRINITY BUCKINGHAM ACADEMY232631 DURHAM RDBUCKINGHAM11.11
115LONDON GROVE FRIENDS KINDERGARTEN23500 W ST RDKENNETT SQUARE11.25
116CHILDREN’S VILLAGE AT DOYLESTOWN HOSPITAL23595 W STATE STDOYLESTOWN11.5
117PACKER RIDGE ACADEMY121750 MAUCH CHUNK STLEHIGHTON11.69
118HARLEYSVILLE LEARNING CENTER24186 MAIN STHARLEYSVILLE12
119HILDEBRANDT LEARNING CENTER33420 S 10TH STEMMAUS12
120KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER33201 TWIN OAK DRPITTSBURGH12
121METHODIST SERVICES234300 MONUMENT RDPHILADELPHIA12
122ST NICHOLAS GREEK ORTHODOX ACADEMY241607 W UNION BLVDBETHLEHEM12
123UPPER GWYNEDD CHILD LEARNING CENTER33500 DICKERSON RDNORTH WALES12
124WEST POINT CHILD LEARNING CENTER331631 S BROAD STLANSDALE12
125KIDDIE ACADEMY OF MONTGOMERYVILLE231020 HORSHAM RDNORTH WALES12.25
126LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL3175005 CARLISLE RDDOVER12.25
127ALPHA HOUSE NURSERY & KINDERGARTEN239801 FRANKFORD AVEPHILADELPHIA12.6
128PATHWAYS EDUCATION CENTER1117370 SENECA STOIL CITY12.66
129GRACE ASSEMBLY LEARNING CENTER231271 W BRIDGE STSPRING CITY13
130ALL MY CHILDREN LEARNING CENTER23114B ALLENTOWN RDSOUDERTON14
131KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER 1280335000 CHERYL DRPITTSBURGH14
132YOCUM INSTITUTE FOR ARTS EDUCATION231100 BELMONT AVEWYOMISSING14
133TRUCKSVILLE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTER2440 KNOB HILL RDTRUCKSVILLE14.28
134GREAT BEGINNINGS CHRISTIAN KINDERGARTEN33181 SHARP LNEXTON14.44
135ST PAULS UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST SCHOOL245 W ARCH STFLEETWOOD15.38
136GROVE CITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY213301 N MADISON AVEGROVE CITY15.77
137AVON GROVE NAZARENE ACADEMY23240 STATE ROADWEST GROVE16
138LITTLE LEARNERS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER332323 LINGLESTOWN RD STE 301HARRISBURG16
139PUMPKIN PATCH PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN241555 BRODHEAD RDCORAOPOLIS16.87
140GODDARD SCHOOL234397 STURBRIDGE DRHARRISBURG17
141KIDDIE ACADEMY OF PLUMSTEADVILLE24PO BOX 69PLUMSTEADVILLE17
142ST MATTHEWS PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN232440 CONESTOGA RDCHESTER SPRINGS17
143CASTLE ACADEMY333935 ASHLAND DRHARLEYSVILLE17.89
144CHARLESTOWN PLAYHOUSE232478 CHARLESTOWN RDPHOENIXVILLE18
145RIDLEY AREA YMCA-CHILDCARE33900 S AVESECANE18
146KIDDIE ACADEMY OF COLLEGEVILLE33301 WARTMAN RDCOLLEGEVILLE21
147THE GODDARD SCHOOL-SKIPPACK24PO BOX 1215SKIPPACK24
148THE DEVINE SCHOOL210740 N BROOKSIDE RDALLENTOWN25.45
149KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER33595 CENTERVILLE RDLANCASTER26
150FLANAGAN’S PRESCHOOL2102 IRONBRIDGE DRCOLLEGEVILLE40
151THE GODDARD SCHOOL241600 MEYER WAYJAMISON40
152KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER241040 CLIFTON RDBETHEL PARK42
153JEWISH CHILDREN’S FOLKSHUL317PO BOX 17WYNCOTE74.54
154BUILDING BLOCKS-1-19 S BACTON HILL RDMALVERN
155WEE CARE DAY SCHOOL-1-11575 STATE STEAST PETERSBURG

 

For ranking the schools, I’ve relied upon the ‘Student Teacher Ratio’ factor. What is student teacher ratio, some of you may ask. It is the number used to indicate the number of students for every teacher in a school.

 

For example, a student teacher ratio of 16 indicates that a teacher is available for 16 students in that school. When it comes to quality of education, student teacher ratio plays an important role. If the student teacher ratio is 100, it means that few teachers are available to attend to the needs of students in a school. This may lead to inadequate attention, inadequate engagement, and may even have a negative impact on student success!

 

Student teacher ratio is like a two way street. Fewer students per teacher setup is an ideal classroom where students may enjoy adequate individual-attention from teachers. Under this setup, a teacher may take care of individuals’ needs and weaknesses. Similarly, under this setup, teachers may modify/adapt their teaching techniques according to learning styles/needs of the students.

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