Primrose School of Center City Philadelphia


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Welcome to
Primrose Schools®

Our teachers and caregivers are chosen for their passion for helping children achieve their full potential. We invite you to visit and see our Balanced Learning® approach in action.

Our Vision

Primrose Students
Tend to Outperform
Their Peers.

Find out how our time-tested Balanced Learning approach makes the difference.

Franchise Owners

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Allison P. Wilson-Maher and John F. Maher

Latest News

  • We're celebrating our first birthday, too!

    We opened August 15, 2016, and we are so thrilled to celebrate our first anniversary!

  • Now Enrolling Explorers After School Program

    After school fun for Pre-K through Fifth Grade starts September 6

  • Executive Function Skills: What Are They and Why Do They Matter For My Child?

    It's never too early to start preparing for lifelong success, especially when skills like teamwork, self-control and adaptability can be taught at a young age.

  • Raise your hand if you're ready for school!

    Final enrollment for Early Preschool, Preschool Pathways, Preschool and Pre-K is happening now

  • Announcing Our Summer Partnership with Maxwell's Summer Sports Camp!

    Now picking up Explorers aged 5-10 at noon from Starr Garden

  • Musical Milestones for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

    Keep an eye out for these common milestones when it comes to your child’s musical development.

  • Hello, Mama. We Love Your Baby, Too!

    Get your waitlist information here

  • Pre-Registration Now Open for Fall Preschool Classes

    Open enrollment is happening now through April 1 for preschoolers age 2 to 4 this fall

  • Snacktivites: Banana Sushi

    Delicious no matter how you roll it.

  • Join us for Summer Adventure Club - Camp Information Now Available!

    Summer fun begins June 9 through September 12 Kindergarten Week for Ages 4 1/2 to 10

  • OG's Bountiful Book Drive Results

    Thank you! Our families donated 50 books to Reach Out and Read Philadelphia. Explorers will take the books to CHOP's South Broad Street location on March 20, 2017.

  • How to Teach Manners to Preschoolers

    Dr. Lynn Wonders walks through how to make “please” and “thank you” permanent fixtures in your child’s vocabulary.

  • Pre-K Registration Now Open

    Prepare your preschooler for Kindergarten and for life

  • Now Accepting Enrollment for After-School

    Our engaging program is far more than just a way to occupy your child's time after school. Monthly themes and interest clubs keep them engaged. We offer healthy snacks and homework help, an opportunity to get the wiggles out or to chill after school.

  • Swimming –When to Start?

    Your child may not be ready to swim yet, but Dr. Steve Sanders walks through some steps to help familiarize them with water.

  • Pointers for Parents: Learning to Read

    Every child learns to read and write at a different pace. These tips from early literacy expert Dr. Anna Hall will help establish a rich learning environment.

  • Pointers for Parents: Science. Technology. Engineering. Art. Math.

    Science. Technology. Engineering. Art. Math. Educational expert Dr. Gloria Julius explains how these subjects work together to enrich your child’s education.

  • Why Balanced Learning® Works

    It's a fact: children learn better when they are engaged. That's why purposeful play and nurturing guidance from teachers are key components of Balanced Learning. See how this time-tested approach with a strong emphasis on life skills and character development can help your child develop and excel.

  • Now Hiring Passionate Faculty to Help Us Forge a Path to a Brighter Future for All Children

    Our hiring website has launched with Hyrell - apply today!

  • Hungry and Looking for an Activity?

    Try a Snactivity by Primrose consultant and nutritionist Ann Dunaway Teh

We'd love for your family to meet ours.