Where friendships bloom, individuality is celebrated, and potential is achieved in a supportive learning community.
Preschoolers on the Main Line have been discovering the joy of learning at the Weekday School since it was founded in 1963. Because preschool-age children learn best by engaging with their environment through play-based activities and hands-on lessons, the Weekday School at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church provides an interactive, child-based educational model. Learning is accomplished through carefully-planned, fun-filled activities each designed with specific educational goals in mind.
The Weekday School offers 2-day, 3-day and 5-day programs for children ages 2 years and seven months to 5 years old. The curriculum is theme-based, providing children with opportunities to explore a wide variety of topics while developing a love of learning and the skill set necessary for success in their academic careers. Throughout the day, the children’s activities are carefully designed to help them to grow physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually. Students enjoy weekly yoga classes and music and movement classes, taught by Mrs. Judy Potter, a certified yoga instructor and music educator.
Full day programs add to the regular curriculum with the addition of enrichment opportunities. These include S.T.E.M. curriculum, literature-based classes, cooking and project-based programming. Full day classes begin after the first two weeks of the school year. Three year olds may be enrolled for three full days a week. PreK students may be enrolled for four full days.
Weekday School Staff
Robin Macon is the Weekday School Director. She has a master’s degree in early childhood education with more than 27 years teaching and directing early childhood programs. Eileen Oxman has led the PreK class for more than 35 years. Judy Potter and Rebecca Phelan also lead a Pre-K class. Kim Campbell, a Weekday School teacher of 19 years, leads the Sunflowers class (five-day threes). Megan Duncan leads the Seedlings (two day) and Sprouts (three day) classes. Each one of them provide a loving, nurturing environment for our youngest students.
Our teachers are supported by assistant teachers Kate Kopp, Doreen McDermott and Valerie Hoover. Each teaching team works together to provide a stimulating and nurturing environment where children grow and learn, developing friendships and strengthening a sense of community within the classroom and among peers.
Weekday School Enrollment
Weekday School enrollment is open to children ages 2 years and seven months to 5. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The Weekday School offers the following classes:
- Seedlings – Two days/week (Tues. and Thurs.) – age 2 years and seven months by the first day of school.
- Sprouts – Three days/week (Mon., Wed., Fri.) – age 3 by Sept. 1.
- Sunflowers – Five days/week – age 3 by Sept. 1.
- Pre-K – Five days/week – age 4 by Sept. 1.