A guide to private school open houses in and around Northwest Philly

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    It’s fall, and that means Philadelphia parents are thinking about school options.

    Here’s a list of open house dates for many of the private schools parents in Northwest Philly tend to explore for their children. Open houses offer a nice overview of the schools, but most of the schools request that you RSVP if planning to attend. And if you have a school to add to our list, please let us know!

    Abington Friends SchoolOpen House:Oct. 18, 1 to 3 p.m. 

    AIM AcademyOpen Houses:Tuesday, Oct. 21*Tuesday, Nov. 11*Primary Grades 1-3 Open House*Wednesday, Nov.19*Middle/Upper School Open HouseWednesday, Dec. 10Wednesday, Jan. 7*Sunday, Feb. 8*Snow date: Feb. 22Wednesday, Feb. 18Thursday, March 12Wednesday, April 15Wednesday, May 6

    Center SchoolOpen Houses:Oct. 22, 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 26, 9 to 11 a.m.April 16, , 9 to 11 a.m.

    Crefeld SchoolOpen Houses:Oct. 17, 8:45 a.m.Nov. 21, 8:45 a.m. 

    Friends’ Central SchoolWalk-in WednesdaysDrop in for a tour and visit any Wednesday.Lower School tours – 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.Middle and Upper School tours – 8:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.All-School Open HouseOct. 19, 2 to 4 p.m.Twilight Tours:Nov. 13, 4 to 6 p.m.April 16, 4 to 6 p.m.

    Friends SelectOpen House:Sept.18Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten, and grade 1 only (8:45-11 a.m.)Saturday, October 18All grades PK to 12(note: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.)Tuesday, November 11All grades PK to 12 (8:45-11 a.m.)Tuesday, December 2All grades PK to 12 (8:45-11 a.m.)Thursday, January 8, 2015All grades PK to 12 (8:45-11 a.m.)Tuesday, May 5All grades PK to 12 (8:45-11 a.m.)

    Germantown Academy Open Houses:Oct. 8, 8:30 a.m.Nov. 5, 9 to 10:30 a.m.Dec. 5, 9 to 10:30 a.m.Feb. 10March 13May 8A Day in the Life:Oct. 1, 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Upper School Admission ApplicantsOct.  20,  7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Middle School Admission Applicants

    Germantown Friends SchoolOpen House:Oct. 25th, 1 to 3 p.m.Nov. 11, 8:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    Greene Street Friends School:Open House:Oct. 2, Oct. 25 and Nov. 20K-8 admission visits begin Nov. 4Pre- K admission visits begin Nov. 20

    Lasalle College High School Open House:Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Miquon SchoolInformation Evening for Prospective ParentsOct. 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m.Family Open House & All School SingNov. 15Open House 2 to 3 p.m.All School Sing 3 to 5 p.m.Dec. 11, 9 to 11 a.m.

    Norwood Fontbonne AcademyOpen Houses:Oct. 21, 9 to 11 a.m.Dec. 16, 9 to 11 a.m.Jan. 13, 9 to 11 a.m.Feb. 10, 9 to 11 a.m.March 10, 9 to 11 a.m.April 21, 9 to 11 a.m.RSVP for a Private Tour.

    Our Mother of ConsolationOpen Houses:Oct. 10, 10 a.m.Nov. 18, 10 a.m.Dec. 12, 10 a.m.Jan. 13, 10 a.m.Feb. 13, 10 a.m.March 10, 10 a.m.April 17, 10 a.m.

    The Philadelphia SchoolOpen Houses:Preschool Open House, Oct. 9,  7 to 9 p.m.Kindergarten Open House, Oct. 23, 7 to 9 p.m.1st–7th Grade Open House, Nov. 9, noon to 2 p.m.Open House Focusing on Diversity, Nov. 9, 3 to 5 p.m.

    Plymouth Meeting Friends SchoolOpen Houses:Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m.Nov. 1, 2 p.m.Jan. 15, 9:30 a.m.April 3, 9:30 a.m.

    Project LearnOpen House:Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m.

    Springside Chestnut Hill Academy:Inside SCH for Lower & Middle School Boys:Oct. 7, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.Inside SCH for Lower & Middle School Girls:Oct. 16 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.Robotics Event:Oct. 25, 9 to 10:30 a.m.Athletic Open House:Nov. 2, 1 to 2 p,m.All-School Open House:Nov. 2, 2 to 4 p.m.Inside SCH for Lower & Middle School Girls:Dec. 2, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.Inside SCH for Lower & Middle School Boys:Dec. 9, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

    Waldorf School of PhiladelphiaOpen House:Oct. 25 at 10 a.m.March 15 at 10 a.m.

    William Penn Charter SchoolOpen House, Oct. 18, 2:30 p.m.Athletics Meet & Greet, Oct. 18, 1:30 p.m.Performing Arts Meet & Greet, Oct. 18, 1:30 p.m.Open House, Nov. 18, 8:30 a.m.Financial Aid Information Session, Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m.Open House, April 28, 8:30 a.m.

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