Contact Us
Traditional Preschool
Toddler Program
Contact Person: Marilyn Henkelman
Language Enrichment Preschool,
Language Enrichment Kindergarten
Contact Person: Nancy Rassiga
Susan Chaplick's Early Intervention Programs
Contact Person: Susan Chaplick/Maureen Henderson
Contact Person: Shivanee Raj
The Traditional Preschool, Toddler Program,
Language Enrichment Preschool, and Susan Chaplick's Programs are located at:
Bryn Mawr College
1029 Wyndon Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

The two Kindergarten Programs are located at:
Haverford College
6 College Circle
Haverford, PA 19041
For GPS use: College Circle and Coursey Rd.

Phebe Anna Thorne School

Learning to Play, Playing to Learn

The mission of the Thorne School is to provide play-based, developmentally appropriate child-centered programs for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners.


The Thorne School of Bryn Mawr College offers programs for Toddlers, Preschool children, and Kindergarten children. This Main Line institution, which was established in 1952 as a laboratory nursery school at Bryn Mawr College, offers developmentally oriented, child-centered programs. For preschoolers, Thorne offers a Toddler program, a Traditional Preschool program, and a Language Enrichment Preschool program. The Thorne kindergarten, located at Haverford College, has a Traditional Kindergarten program and a Language Enrichment Kindergarten program. Thorne also offers a variety of Early Intervention programs for children age 3 to 6, developed by Susan Chaplick.

At Thorne, children develop a sense of competence and well-being within the group through play, problem-solving and social interaction. Materials are organized within activity areas in a fashion that invites active exploration, discovery and the development of mastery. Through these activities, children learn to exercise control over their environment and to develop their own strengths and creative ideas.


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