At a Glance
A nonsectarian, coed preschool through 6th grade school with a progressive tradition founded in 1929.
The School in Rose Valley is located at 20 School Lane in Rose Valley, PA, 19063, on a wooded 9.5-acre campus one mile from downtown Media, PA. and fifteen miles from center city Philadelphia.
The School in Rose Valley is a progressive school for children in preschool through sixth grade. In our classrooms and our wooded campus, teachers and students create experiences that arouse curiosity, stretch muscles, strengthen initiative, and stimulate questions. We guide children to know themselves, to delight in learning, and to understand their opportunities and responsibilities in our community and the world.
The School in Rose Valley enrolls 127 boys and girls from a 20-mile radius. Children who attend the school come from many school districts including: Rose-Tree Media, Wallingford-Swarthmore, Radnor, Great Valley, Upper Darby, Lower Merion, Haverford, Chester-Upland, Ridley, Philadelphia, Tredyffrin-Easttown and West Chester.
Teacher-student ratio is approximately 1:8. Because we have specialist teachers in Music, Art, Sports, Science, Woodshop and Spanish, students often go to their specials subjects classes in half groups.
Pre-Day & Afternoon Child Care
Pre-Day – Pre-Day is available for before-school care from 7:30 to 8:15am at no charge.
Afternoons – Our Afternoons program is available for after-school care from 3 to 6pm at the pre-paid rate of $8.00/hour.
School hours are 8:15am to 3:00pm. Preschool students who are enrolled for half days attend school from 8:15-11:45am.
In most local school districts for most elementary grades there is public busing beginning in kindergarten. Our school office manager can help you to arrange for busing to SRV.
Tuition Assistance is available based on need for full-time students from preschool through sixth grade.
At SRV we offer families safe and reliable on-campus programs when school is not in session. During winter, spring and summer vacations we offer Mini Camps and SRV Summer Camp, which are open to all area children. During Parent-Teacher Conference Days and Staff Development Days we offer coverage for SRV students and their siblings (3-12).
Accreditation and Memberships
SRV is accredited by Pennsylvania Association of Private Academic Schools. SRV is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools, and the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools.