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Bryn Mawr College
1029 Wyndon Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

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Haverford, PA 19041

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Bryn Mawr, PA 19010



Thorne Traditional Preschool


The Thorne School offers two morning programs, one for 3 year olds and one for 4 year olds. Although the Thorne Traditional Preschool is designed for typically developing children, children with special needs can be considered for admission if their needs can be met in the regular classroom.

Our facilities include a unit block room, two art rooms, two play rooms and a large outside play yard. In a warm, supportive, relatively self-structured environment, children are given the opportunity to make choices and decisions, organize their own activities and develop confidence in their own abilities.

                            Fees for 2017-2018

Half Day Program       September through June

5 mornings per week - 9am to Noon                      $8,300

5 afternoons per week - 12:30 to 3:30pm                 8,300

3 afternoons per week                                              5,000

2 afternoons per week                                              3,500

Morning and Afternoon Programs Combined

5 mornings per week                                              $8,300


5 afternoons                               +    7,300    =       15,600

3 afternoons (M,W,F)                 +    4,275    =       12,812

2 afternoons (T,Th)                    +    2,850    =        11,500

Extended Care until 5:45 is through SHIPLEY's afterschool program.


  • Parents interested in the traditional preschool program should contact Amanda Ulrich by email ( or at 610-526-7913.

Language Enrichment Preschool Program (LEPP)

Since 1991, the Thorne School has offered the Language Enrichment Preschool Program (LEPP), designed for children with identified speech and language difficulties. Directed by Bev McDonnell, the LEPP meets from 12:30 pm to 3:15 pm, with 3 year olds attending Wednesday and Friday afternoons and 4 year olds attending Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons. The LEPP is staffed by a head teacher, an assistant teacher, a speech-language pathologist, and undergraduate assistants. To meet the children’s special language needs, the student-teacher ratio is about 3:1.


kids playing with playdough

                            Fees for 2017-2018

Monday,Tuesday,Thursday class    12:30-3:15pm        $9850

(Tuition: $5000   *Speech portion:  $4850)

Wednesday,Friday class                  12:30-3:15pm        $8350

(Tuition: $3500    *Speech portion:  $4850)

*Speech portion based on $130 per week x 36 weeks 


  • Parents interested in the Language Enrichment Preschool Program should contact Bev McDonell by email ( or at 610-526-7633