Philadelphia's Main Line and Radnor Township have become synonymous with excellence in education. The area reaps untold, tangible and intangible benefits from the nearby presence of literally dozens of public and private educational institutions.

The School District

The School District of Radnor Township is among the cream of the public education crop nationally and is one of the most frequently cited reasons of new residents for moving to Radnor. The school district is responsible for the operation of the public school system in the township, serving approximately 3,456 students in grades K through 12.


Both the high school and middle school have been awarded the President's prestigious Medal for Education Excellence. In addition, the school system has been recognized by several other local, state, and national groups and publications for its outstanding educational quality. For example, in 1993, the school district was listed by Consumer Reports in the top percentile of school districts throughout the country for value received in terms of the percentage of graduating high school seniors going onto 4-year colleges, the number of national merit finalists, and average SAT scores. The Wall Street Journal previously ranked Radnor schools in the top 10 in the nation. Radnor high school students have won Scott Paper's annual "High-Q " regional academic competition several times.

Universities & Higher Education

Over 20,000 students attend private educational institutions located in the Township. The largest of these is Villanova University, with 10,848 students.

Others include (listed in descending order of student population):
  • Eastern College 
  • Cabrini College
  • Archbishop Carroll High School 
  • Valley Forge Military Academy and Junior College 
  • Agnes Irwin School
  • Academy of Notre Dame de Namur 
  • St. Aloysius Academy 
  • St. Katherine of Sienna School 
  • Country Day School of the Sacred Heart 
  • Hill Top Preparatory School 
  • Sister of St. Francis School
  • The American College of Life Underwriters
  • Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy